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Sunday Suits

Do you remember the days as a child when you had one good set of clothes to be used ONLY on a Sunday for Church? when you didn’t have a care in the world and didn’t give a thought what tomorrow might bring? If so you will probably connect with this song by Brian. Enjoy and remember!


Concert For Amy

Gig Update

Lay Me Down

Here is a previously unheard track LAY ME DOWN with the video depicting band members past and present. Is is a small thank you to the huge contribution made by these guys and girls to Brian’s music both live and in the studio. We hope this brings back some great memories for you too. Enjoy.

WOW!!! WHAT A NIGHT

Despite horrendous weather conditions, they turned out in their hundreds to see the show and what a show it was. Luke and Mel started things off with a brilliant set which included their recent BCMA winning song ‘Something About A Woman’ and the crowd warmed to them from the start.

Following these young performers was a special addition to the bill with Rosie Carson taking to the stage accompanied by Skerryvore’s Alan Scobie on keys and Alec Dalglish on lead guitar, along with Brian on acoustic to play ‘Revival’, a Gretchen Peters song holding great sentiment to both Brian and Alan. The audience showed wonderful appreciation for this sweet voiced American.

Next to take the stage were the energetic Raintown. Paul and Claire Bain, accompanied by Stevie Lawrence gave their usual professional performance, including a first time acoustic outing of ‘Shut The Front Door’ a co-write with Brian. The crowd loved them, and it was the perfect warm up for Brian and the Band.

Amy’s mum Emma then thanked everyone for their support for the evening, and for the hospital staff, who were in attendance, for their love and care for Amy, before introducing her Dad and Band onto the stage to thunderous applause.

After a great set, Brian invited all artistes, including additional Skerryvore members Craig Espie on fiddle and Martin Gillespie on accordian, back on stage for a two song encore with the audience singing along. The night ended with the whole audience on their feet showing wonderful appreciation for all the artistes.

The sum raised, after running costs was a staggering

SIX THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED POUNDS

(£6.600)

so THANK YOU, for all your support and kind donations to ensure this event was a success. It cannot be stressed enough how much we all appreciate your contribution to the night.

Emma will hand the cheque to the Hospital shortly, so please watch this space for update. 


Here are some pics of the night courtesy of Chris Nicholson Photography and others.

Luke and Mel
Alan, Brian, Rosie and Alec
Paul, Claire and Stevie - Raintown
Emma ‘s Thanks
Brian
Alan
Greg, Ian and Steve
Alan, Brian, Greg, Ian and Steve
Encore

It’s Been A While!

More Comebacks Since Sinatra

Well, after an extended sabbatical, Brian has ‘put the band back together’ for dates in 2017.

Joining him for the new line up up will be long time ‘Sharks’ Greg Porterfield and Ian Newport, along with once ‘honourary band member’ Davie Holland who has now been awarded his own fin!

Rehearsals have been most encouraging and a ‘tester’ show was arranged recently to great success.

Bookings have already been taken so if your club, event, festival wish to book the band, please contact Brian HERE

We look forward to seeing all our old friends and hopefully making some new ones too.

Nineteen Again!

Raintown Success

Brian was delighted to be asked to write for Glasgow country duo Raintown’s new album Writing On The Wall and has 5 cuts credited to him including NINETEEN AGAIN, which was released as a single spending EIGHT WEEKS at the top of the British Country Music Hotdisc Chart. He was also delighted to guest spot on the song at their gig at King Tuts Glasgow. Good fun.

You Were The One

Still Feels Like Just Yesterday

Brian celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary recently and wrote this song for his wife MJ. THE FIRST TIME recalls the first buds of love and how a song SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT by Billy Joel became their song remaining so to this day. We hope you have a listen and enjoy the track. Click the Pic and enjoy.

Stevie  Lawrence, Brian, Claire and Paul Bain (Raintown)

Any Requests?

Really?

Brian, Greg and Ian travelled south of the border recently to play their good friends John and Marie Jarvis Winchester Gentlemen Festival in Preston where they planned a set of both original and cover songs, but as usual it turned into a ‘LoneShark Request Show!’ so the set list got ripped up (as usual) and we tried to cater for everyone’s favs, the most obscure being LEAVE THE LIGHT ON from the ‘Back To Where I’m Going’ album, a song we hadn’t played for over EIGHT YEARS! Still, the lady said it was her favourite song so.....

Can We Help You?

The Hardest Time

I have always had an ‘old time sad country song’ in my mind but never got around to putting it together, however with the loss of good friends, and huge supporters of my music, over the last few months, I thought the time was right to finalise my idea.

The song THE HARDEST TIME is about loss and despair of those left behind when a loved one passes. Hopefully it conveys at least some of the feelings of trying to cope alone after so many good times together.

I hope you enjoy it and if you do, please share it with your friends, as I think it touches a subject all of us are unfortunately familiar with.

On The Road Again!

Brian and the band travel to Yorkshire this weekend to play the Help For Heroes Festival at Drax, Selby. They are honoured to be performing for such a worthy cause. The new line up of Greg and Ian on normal Drums and Bass duties with the addition of Davie Holland on Pedal Steel will hopefully entertain the large audience with a setlist which no doubt will be amended on the night with requests (!)

Looking forward to seeing both old and new friends there.

Opry - GIG CONFIRMED

We are now in a position to confirm the Opry Show will now be on Sunday 19 February 2017.

To celebrate two decades of writing original British Country music, I will be playing this special show with The LoneSharks. We will be playing songs from ALL my albums, so the 'diehards' will hopefully get to hear their favourite(s), along with brand new material too.


Tickets Now On Sale


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We hope you can make it along, and look forward to seeing you all again.


Lest We Forget

On this Remembrance Day 2016, here is a song I wrote after reading a newspaper article about Jane Ford, mother of Ben Ford who sadly on 5 September 2007 became the youngest British soldier to die on active duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was just 18 years old. I read how one day he had asked his mother to accompany him into town and on doing so led her to the Army recruiting office where he had obviously been previously and, due to him being only 16 years of age, required his parent’s authority to sign up.

Jane was not overly keen however Ben told her it was what he wanted and it was ‘his way forward’, a phrase which struck home with me, as my own son and his friends used that same phrase for just about everything from the new Ronaldo boots to the latest McDonalds burger!!!

Ben convinced his mother and he signed up. Two years later he gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country under foreign skies.

In the interview she gave following his death I was taken by her courage, pride and resolve. I wrote the song not for Ben, but for her and all the families who have lost loved ones in conflicts past and present.

The video shows a small number of young lives lost in action. B