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Here’s something to hopefully warm your hearts and perhaps deliver an annoying little earworm for the rest of the day!
Our friend Helen Stephens runs “Little Sandbox”, a once-a-week after-school “tech” club in deepest Bootle, for kids (in the song they call themselves “nerds and geeks”) aged 8 upwards.
Les Glover & I popped down the other week, and within an hour had written this cheeky little ditty with the kids.
It’s a campaign song to hopefully rally people into voting for “Little Sandbox “ in the upcoming People’s Project, the prize being lottery funding to a worthwhile cause.
If you like the vid/song, please consider voting using this link (you can vote from anywhere in the UK):
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Had these photos "messaged" to me on FB the other day...never seen them before: it's Yachts making our 1st album in the studio inside New York's "Radio City Music Hall" building, Christmas 1978.
The colour pic is of me (aged 23) in control room with engineer (Rob?) and the producer Richard Gottehrer, the man who wrote "Hang On Sloopy" and "My Boyfriend's Back" (and had produced Blondie's first album).
They had this amazing theatre organ downstairs which we used on the track Mantovani's Hits (hear it here:, and looks like these b&w pics were taken just as I'd finished the take (note the headphones, and the relieved smile on my face)...
[Thanks to Kristan James Melik for the photos]
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Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Glasgow/Coatbridge (Eurocentral)... @ Berits & Brown
Glasgow/Coatbridge (Eurocentral)... @ Berits & Brown
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm Notes from the venue “Food is available before the show. Please call 01698 733311 to reserve your table for food. Please note we have a no-talking policy at our shows when acts are performing.[...]
2:30 pm Glasgow, housegig* (3rd visit)
Glasgow, housegig* (3rd visit)
Apr 30 @ 2:30 pm
Glasgow, housegig* (3rd visit)
*Private function; sorry, tho’ some housegigs are open to the public, this particular one is not. For info, and to enquire about housegigs see this link:
7:45 pm Hawick – “Heart of Hawick” @ String Theory @ Heart of Hawick
Hawick – “Heart of Hawick” @ String Theory @ Heart of Hawick
May 1 @ 7:45 pm
Heritage Hub, Kirkstile, Hawick TD9 0AE, United Kingdom Ticket info here:
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“…compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he’s not done yet”


Uncut Magazine

“Clever crafted songwriting…full of proper tunes & grown-up words…a clever, wily,  literate writer”


R2 Magazine

“A lovingly crafted album… his fourth act might be his best”


Classic Pop Magazine

It’s all bound by Priestman’s songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither”


Q Magazine