Posts Tagged ‘#Festival’

Ottawa Bluesfest

July 5, 2018

CANADA – it is truly a pleasure to be back here 🙂 we have a hectic but really fun looking few days coming up …. tonight I’m playing at Ottawa Bluesfest (at the same time as Canadian hero Bryan Adams …. o-oh) tomorrow night we’re in Quebec City at the Festival d’été de Québec and then on Sunday we’re at the Winnipeg Folk Festival …. can’t wait for all of it ! see ya soon xx photo by Stu Larsen

Kew the Music, London

July 13, 2017

LONDON – just wanted to say a massive and heartfelt thank you for the most extraordinary show at Kew The Music 2017 .
it was without doubt the wettest gig i’ve ever played and i was sure that the terrible weather would affect the turn out and the mood of the evening ….
not only this but less than 24 hours before the gig , my amazing bass player (rob) broke his little finger and for a while it was hanging in the balance as to whether he’d be able to play or not ….
i’d been looking forward to this gig all summer – my biggest ever uk headline show and to play at kew gardens is pretty special in itself so i was feeling fairly upset by the situation .
i needn’t have worried . rob was an absolute trooper and managed to not just make it through the show but didn’t miss a note . and what a crowd !!!! 7000 strong and drenched to the bone . you sang and danced and gave everything . the atmosphere was electric and i really mean it when i say that it was one of the best musical moments of my life .
thank you all so so much !!!
next up the
Montreux Jazz Festival with the The Lumineers . can’t wait 🙂
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End of North America Tour

August 20, 2016

NORTH AMERICA – it has been a crazy end to the best few weeks !!
i firstly need to thank everyone for coming down to the LA show . what a sweet little gig that was (sorry for forgetting all the words haha) . we flew to NASHVILLE the next day and had a great time at Live On The Green Music Festival (see the picture below …. pretty epic :-)) thanks again to WRLT for having us !
and then last night was the perfect way to end at Planet Bluegrass here in COLORADO . what a whirlwind … and as if that wasn’t enough flying about I’m now on my way to NEW ZEALAND …. why not haha . see you soon xxx

photo by bryan dos reis


Edmonton Folk Music Festival

August 7, 2016

Edmonton Folk Music Festival – last night was up there with the best of them . flipping magical 🙂 thank you sooooooooooooo much !!!!!!
turns out we have a few hours to kill before our flight so we’re gonna do a little busking set / pop up gig on the festival site at 12pm ….. spread the word and see ya in an hour or so 😉 xx

photo by bryan dos reis


Osheaga Festival, Montreal

July 30, 2016

MONTREAL – what a fantastic city you are and an unbelievable way to start our time in north america ….. Osheaga you were immense 🙂 thank you xx
i’ll be playing a free street gig today at Place des Arts (corner of rue clark and rue saint catherine) at around 12pm . sorry for the late notice – its been difficult to get a spot …. would be lovely to see you all down there . if not i’ll see you back here on the 14th of march Le Métropolis de Montréal .
BOSTON – same deal at Copley Square tomorrow . again should be at around 12pm 🙂 see ya soon x


Photo by Bryan Dos Reis

Ilosaarirock Festival – Finland

July 17, 2016

hey everyone, i’m delighted to say that i will be playing a headline show in PRAGUE on the 2nd of october at Lucerna – Velký sál !! so glad to be heading back to this beautiful city :-0 we will also be doing a second DUBLIN show at Vicar Street on the 2nd of december as the first one is close to selling out (thank you xx) grab tickets for these gigs and all the others from the link below !

We had a wicked time in FINLAND last night at Ilosaarirock Festival looking forward to seeing you all again in October !!

see ya soon . mike xFinland Jarrad seng Photography 170716photo by Jarrad Seng Photography

Gurten Festival – Switzerland

July 16, 2016

wow !!! after busking for the last month or so it was pretty crazy to get up on a stage this big again …. i loved every second of it !! thank you so much Gurtenfestival – official !!

we’re now off to FINLAND and the Ilosaarirock Festival …. see you guys soon xxx

Gurtenfestival Switzerland Jarred Seredphotos by Jarrad Seng Photography

Park Live Festival – Russia

July 11, 2016

RUSSIA – we’ve had a fantastic time !!! A couple of days is definitely not enough to time to explore properly and I hope to come back again soon !!

Thanks to Park Live Festival and to everyone who watched the gig too – you guys were so lovely !!! Also a big thanks to Alexey Makhov Photography for the great snaps and for being a great tour guide 😉

We’re on to MUNICH now and will be busking tomorrow …. More details coming soon !!!

Mike xx



September 22, 2015

OTTAWA – you blew my little mind last night !!! one of the best and most respectful crowds I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing in front of . a big thank you to CityFolk festival for looking after us so well and i look forward to catching you all again next time !!

MONTREAL – you’re looking lovely 🙂 see ya tomorrow night xx



August 27, 2015

HOLLAND – you were incredible as always and the perfect way to end this year’s european festival run !
we’ve had the most extraordinary few months visiting some beautiful places , meeting some amazing people and playing some of my favourite gigs of all time 🙂
thank you so so much to everyone who came along to the shows and also to the rest of you for following our journey through the photos and videos that we’ve been putting up on here !
none of this would be possible without you and i’m eternally grateful xxx

here’s a crazy photo taken by hans peter van velthoven (thank you mate !) at Lowlands Festival on sunday ! thank you all so much again .
mike xxxx