Hey, friends. We’re putting together some live shows. We’ve got some dates coming in. And we’re looking at a possible short USA tour for later in the year. Would love to start with New York City. We’ve got a lot of friends in the US so putting the tour together shouldn’t be difficult. When we have more details we’ll put it up here. Exciting stuff!
Just back from a weekend in London where I got to meet the hugely talented (and very lovely) Edward and Melani Rogers and John Howard. It was upstairs at The Lexington on Pentonville Road. Melani was busy making last minute arrangements and Edward Rogers and his band were adjusting their microphones on stage. I spotted John Howard close by, unmistakeable with his long hair and beard. He had a light jumper draped over his shoulders. I think that was because of the coldness of the weather – John now lives in the sunnier climes of Spain.
Rogers and Butler opened with songs from their new EP, Diana Dors. I’d already streamed it several several times but on stage, with Ed’s live energy and warm banter, the songs exploded into life. The trio were quite a powerhouse. When they played Seven Hour Man, Ed joked that he’d been a 7 hour-man himself once.
John Howard took the stage last, and it was hardly able to contain the extraordinary beauty and strength of his voice. Solo and at a keyboard he opened with Kid In A Big World, his hit from the 70s. It was sublimely beautiful and nostalgic. The audience, old friends and newcomers like me, lapped it up.
I felt privileged. Great songs, great storytelling, and great music, powerful at times and intimate at others. And to top it all, Edward and Melani and John were the sweetest of people with me – very generous with their love and friendship. One of my best nights, for sure. https://www.facebook.com/RogersButlerMusic/
It’s great when the world feels like it’s opening up to you. I’m getting so much great feedback and getting invited to meet lovely people. There’s going to be a great show at The Lexington in London, 13 April and I can hardly wait. John Howard’s going to be there. And Rogers & Butler. John Howard now lives in Spain and this is his only UK show this year. And Rogers and Butler are New York based. And I’m on the guest list. Can you believe it. Feeling real cool about it.