This weekend I'm jetting off to Southend to play at an annual music event called Drumming Up Hope (see link on title). It's a two day live music gig in memory of drummer Michael Bettel, who died in 2003 aged 41. Mike played a lot of sessions with a variey of artists, and was a great drummer as well as a damn nice guy. All the proceeds from the gig go the cancer ward who looked after Michael whilst he was dying from an agressive brain tumour. Last year guitar legend Jeff Beck turned up and hung out in the acoustic room. Go check out the site for more info and if you are in the area come down.
Not entirely unrelated I've just about finished a home produced collection of songs that I'll be "putting out there" it'll be available from CDBaby in the next couple of weeks, but if you are brave enough to want a copy get in touch.