I am looking back over what has been a year of extreme turbulence on a personal level.
I will play what could be my final show tomorrow at my home venue Club 85 tomorrow and then return to the cave from whence I came.
Again I have had so much help and support from strangers and friends from the road.
I expect 2018 will be a year of 2 halves as I am planning to play very little for the 1st 6 months or so and then to get the ball rolling with more new material down the line.
As for new recordings I have not a sure fire perspective on when recording will begin. But I am very happy with the new songs I have been playing out over 2017 having added and dropped alot of material from the live set over the last 5 years.
A Brief update for now but hopefully more news will come through in good time.
Anyway please see the details of the show below.
Clayson & the Argonauts / Stuart O’Connor
NDSM Plein 102, 1033 WB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Booked for a Birthday Celebration.
Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam – Netherlands
Tt. Neveritaweg 59, 1033 WB Amsterdam Netherlands
Phone: 020 290 0020
Music palnned to start around 8pm TBC
Smedestraat 21, 2011 PT Haarlem, Netherlands
+31 6 51554032
Music From – 21.45 – 23.30
Support from the Papayas
Following months of touring round the UK, France and Germany I will end my 2017 in the wonderful Country of the Netherlands.
I have been on the road since April and clocked up 60+ concerts and returning to the Netherlands for the 6th run of shows will be a great way to go out.
My thanks to Red Rocket Music for making it possible to return to the Country after such a turbulent year.
I had an awesome time travelling and playing in France this year.
Drove my way down to Nimes and back via many mountainous areas.
I even did some solo piano busking on random street corners aswell as the usual shows with the full looping rig.
I also got to be a tourist in between the concerts and managed to catch some of the amazing views and sites that France had to offer including the epic Pont Du Gard.
And although some of the journeys were a little hazardous:
Fortunately despite taking some pretty perilous roads at times my tour van has come out unscathed (more or less). the sign above was fair example of the chaos that lay ahead but there was one road that was not signed that turned into a dirt road I would never ask my worst enemy to drive down. Even remembering fills me with dread as it was also the middle of the night at the time.
But nine the less all concerts went ahead as planned and as I type this I am amid my german run of shows.
Also my final French show saw me reunite with beat boxer ‘Nonox’ for another improv session:
Please see our jam of my tune ‘Pish’ from the Ramène Ta Graine Festival in Xonrupt-Longemer.