Heads up for anyone interested in the north:
I'm doing a few gigs this year, just so's not to forget entirely how to do it...
Tom Bliss with Phil Wilcox at the Topic in Bradford on Thursday week - the 14th
(This will be tend towards the 'epic' end of my story song spectrum, presented in glorious sensuround 3D technicolour feelyvision thanks to Phil's panoramic but oh-so-subtle accordion and voice, plus some new tunes from Phil's repertoire. The big 'proper' mandocello gets its first outing in anger, and watch out for the twin box numbers - in fact, bring earplugs!)
Then lovely to be back with old Bunny for a special: Tom Napper Tom Bliss at South Shields FC on Sunday 17th. (All tour favourites).
And Bliss and Wilcox again on Monday the 18th at Four Fools FC.
Advance notice while I'm on:
MAY - WEDNESDAY 18th - A Night for Norma, Square Chapel, Halifax, 01422 349 422 • Tom Napper Tom Bliss, benefit for Norma Waterson with also Heretique, Ryburns, Steve Tilston, Gracenotes, Artisan, Martin Simpson and The Demon Barbers
MAY - THUR-MON 27-30th - Chippenham Folk Festival • Tom Napper Tom Bliss
JUNE - THURSDAY 23rd (tbc) - The Georgian Hotel, St Anne, Alderney • Tom Bliss (solo)
JUNE - WEDNESDAY 29th - Guernsey Folk Club, Les Douvres Hotel, St Martins, Guernsey • Tom Bliss (solo)
JULY - FRIDAY and/or SATURDAY 1st and 2nd - Sark Folk Festival • Tom Bliss (solo)
JULY - SUNDAY 3rd - Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey, Jersey (Tickets from the Jersey Heritage Trust Maritime Museum - 01534 811 043) • Tom Bliss (solo)
JULY - FRIDAY 15th - Festival at The Edge, Much Wenlock • Tom Bliss and Phil Wilcox (Tom will be performing solo on Saturday and Sunday too)
AUGUST - FRIDAY- WEDNESDAY 26th - 31st (TBC) - "The Ballad of Jersey Jacques" by Tom Bliss at The Hamptonne Country Life Museum, Jersey (Tom himself will not be performing) TBC
SEPTEMBER - SUNDAY 4th - Fylde Folk Festival • Tom Napper Tom Bliss
OCTOBER - SATRUDAY 15th - Gainsborough Folk Festival, Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough • Tom Napper Tom Bliss
Hope to see a few of you there