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Hello! Hope you are well.

On Monday night we’re going to be delighting Christmas shoppers and ice-rink enthusiasts by performing in Glasgow’s George Square. The stage is being curated by the Oran Mor for the evening between 6pm and 10pm. Three Blind Wolves are also performing. This is to help promote our Oran Mor Celtic Connections gig on Jan 26th (more about that in a minute).

On Wednesday night we’re headlining the MILK Christmas Party at Flat 0/1, Glasgow. The Arches Community Choir are singing some songs, there are DJ sets from Admiral Fallow and MILK are also promising special mystery guests. My money is on it being Slade. I think this’ll be a really fun night and it’ll be the last full band gig we do in 2013.

On Thursday I’m playing solo in The Drake (Glasgow again) alongside everyone’s favourite panda… Tian Tian! Not really, IT’S PANDA SU! This’ll be a nice wee cosy affair. Come along if you can.

In other news, we’re releasing a wee Christmas EP. It’ll be available as a Christmas card with download code. More information soon. It features some unusual covers.

Let’s look to the future now… (it’s only just beguu-uuu-uuuun).

I’m journeying down to Durham on Jan 25th to play unplugged in an amazing little venue called the Old Cinema Laundrette. It is exactly what it sounds. It’ll be ‘intimate’, tickets are limited to 30 or so and can be purchased here.  I haven’t played many gigs in England. If you’re down in that neck of the woods please come along. It should be a really nice wee evening. I’ll practice and everything…

Then I’m zipping back up to Glasgow for the Celtic Connections Oran Mor gig. This is an Olive Grove Records special, featuring Jo MangoThe State BroadcastersWoodenboxThe Moth & The Mirror and new signings Call To Mind. After this it’ll be full steam ahead with the launch of our next album on Lost Map Records. We won’t be straying far from the Olive Grove family but this gig will be a really nice event and a chance for us to say a huge thanks to the hard work done by Olive Grove. I think this will be a full band gig.

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Next on the agenda is a tour with Kid Canaveral! They’re such a great band and super people. They’re releasing their new single Who Would Want To Be Loved. It’s my favourite song on their new album. A pop classic. There’s going to be a b-side to the single which might be familiar to Randolph’s Leap fans. Here are the dates for the Kid Canaveral gigs. All are full band apart from Wakefield.

Feb 14th – Glasgow, Stereo
Feb 15th – Wakefield, The Hop
March 7th – Aberdeen, The Tunnels
March 8th – Dundee, Beat Generator
March 9th – London, The Lexington

Can’t wait!

Looking further ahead, we’ve been confirmed for Brew at the Bog on May 3rd alongside the aforementioned Canaverals, some Olive Grove buddies and many more talented individuals. Earlybird tickets are available now for just £29 plus booking fees.

I am also going to be playing at The Glasgow Pop! South All Day-and-a-halfer event which takes place on the weekend of February 8th and 9th at The Glad Cafe in Glasgow.

That’ll do you for now. There’s plenty more in the pipeline. The forthcoming Lost Map album is currently being mastered. Can’t wait for you to hear it.

All the best folks,