I wanted to say Merry Christmas to you, I hope this year has given you what you wished for.. .
I just had the first tour of my new record One Breath, and it’s been really wonderful to play again, and to see some of you along the way. I remember the electricity of the show in Strasbourg…and being shown Marie Antoinette’s private chamber at the Palace of Fontainebleau, where we filmed a performance of Love of My Life.. and later performing a very raucous version of Foxy Lady to some bemused Blogotheque staff..
.I remember seeing my dear friend Peter Deimel (who engineered my records) and his wife at our show in Angers..I remember the show in Clermont-Ferrand, where the lights were dim and we played huddled up together, synchronising and collectively expressing a moment…
I remember driving through the Spanish countryside listening to Tim Buckley’s Happy Sad.. I remember the warmth and passion of the Spanish audiences..the beautiful old theatre in Madrid.. meeting a charming English woman in Barcelona who I recognised from my last performance in this city..
And lastly, taking a long stroll along the river in Porto with Mally, meeting some lovely portuguese fans, and feeling really overwhelmed by the portuguese audiences for their generosity and passion.
See you next year,