Where I'm Going



Most gigs are now with Balsamo Deighton - please check out the Balsamo Deighton website for these gigs.




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Where I've Been



2013

21 Sep - Pipefest, Lancaster University (Balsamo Deighton)
27 Apr - Pete Ham Tribute Concert, Grand Theatre, Swansea (Balsamo Deighton)
24 Mar - Harry's Fund Benefit, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Pontardawe (Balsamo Deighton)

2012

16 Sep - Sunflower Jam, Royal Albert Hall, London
19 Jun - Jim Capaldi Book Launch, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London (Balsamo Deighton)
13 May - Louise Dearman Album Launch, Bush Hall, London

2011

08 Jul - Sunflower Jam, Royal Albert Hall, London
06 May - Mulhouse, France (Jon Lord)
20 Apr - Moscow, Russia (Jon Lord)
17 Apr - St Petersburg, Russia (Jon Lord)
14 Apr - Rostov-on-Don, Russia (Jon Lord)
12 Apr - Krasnodar, Russia (Jon Lord)

2010

21 Nov - Munich, Germany (Jon Lord)
19 Jun - Grand Theatre, Swansea (The Storys)
18 Jun - Arts Wing, Grand Theatre, Swansea (The Storys)
31 May - Kiev, Ukraine (Jon Lord)
23 May - Trondheim, Norway (Jon Lord)
09 May - Imst, Austria (Jon Lord)
23 Jan - Potsdam, Germany (Jon Lord)

2009

10 Dec - Swansea City Anniversary Concert, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
06 Dec - Kiel, Germany (Jon Lord)
20 Nov - Radio 2 Friday Night Is Music Night, Mermaid Theatre, London
18 Nov - Delfont Rooms, London (Patina Miller)
05 Nov - Bucharest, Romania (Jon Lord)
28-29 Oct - Jesus Christ Superstar Concert, NCH, Dublin
15 Oct - Moscow, Russia (Jon Lord)
12 Oct - St Petersburg, Russia (Jon Lord)
09 Oct - Yekaterinburg, Russia (Jon Lord)
04 Oct - One More Time Charity Gala, Piccadilly Theatre, London
24 Sep - NCH, Dublin (Jon Lord)
21 Sep - Peace Day, The Bedford, London
25 Jul - Luminaire, London (The Storys)
24 Jul - The Cellars, Eastney (The Storys)
17 Jul - Lichfield Festival, Lichfield Cathedral (Jon Lord)
10 Jul - Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot (The Storys)
27 Jun - Armed Forces' Day, Fawley Hill, Oxon (Jon Lord)
06 Jun - Garage, Swansea (The Storys)
01 Jun - Childline Rocks, IndigO2, London
30 May - Patrick Jones Album Launch, Chapter, Cardiff
02 May - Sao Paulo, Brazil (Jon Lord)
24 Apr - The Hall, Glyncorrwg (The Storys)
23 Apr - Barnardo's Concert, Globe, Cardiff (The Storys)
11 Apr - Seoul, South Korea (Jon Lord)
22 Mar - Benefit Concert, Greenwich Theatre, London
11-12 Mar - Bratislava, Slovakia (Jon Lord)
05 Mar - Budapest, Hungary (Jon Lord)
04 Mar - Budapest, Hungary (Jon Lord)
27 Feb - Jonatha Brooke, Bush Hall, London (The Storys)
26 Feb - Brangwyn Hall, Swansea (The Storys)
03 Feb - Essen, Germany (Jon Lord)

2008

20 Dec - Xmas by Candlelight, St John's Parish Church, Cardiff
16 Dec - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (The Storys)
07 Dec - Zildjian Awards, Shepherd's Bush, London (Ginger Baker)
25 Nov - The Cellars, Eastney (Rosalie Deighton)
22 Nov - Global Peace Festival, London
03 Nov - BBC Songs of Praise, Sunderland Theatre
24 Oct - Bob Harris Concert, Pontardawe Arts Theatre (The Storys)
11 Oct - MacMillan Concert, Dolphin Hotel, Swansea (The Storys)
05 Oct - Cafe de Groot, Eindhoven, Holland (The Storys)
04 Oct - Take Root Festival, Groningen, Holland (The Storys)
25 Sep - Sunflower Jam, The Porchester Halls, London
19 Sep - Royal Albert Hall, London (Mario Frangoulis)
17 Sep - Ginglik, London (Rosalie Deighton)
16 Sep - Half Moon, London (Tia McGraff)
14 Sep - Andrew Lloyd Webber's 60th Birthday, Hyde Park, London
08 Sep - Zebra Bar, Maidstone (Tia McGraff)
07 Sep - The Chattery, Swansea (Tia McGraff)
30 Aug - Maverick Festival, Suffolk (The Storys)
29 Aug - Neath Port Talbot College, Neath (The Storys)
23 Aug - Tenby Folk Festival, Tenby (The Storys)
16 Aug - Van Morrison, Kenwood House, London (The Storys)
09 Aug - Queen's Hall, Narberth (The Storys)
03 Aug - Lokerse Feesten, Belgium (The Storys)
02 Aug - Van Morrison, Audley End, London (The Storys)
15 Jul - Runrig, Bonn, Germany (The Storys)
16 Jul - Runrig, Freiburg, Germany (The Storys)
17 Jul - Runrig, Munich, Germany (The Storys)
18 Jul - Runrig, Gelsenkirchen, Germany (The Storys)
19 Jul - Runrig, Hamburg, Germany (The Storys)
10 Jul - Santana, Locarno, Switzerland (The Storys)
05 Jul - Bryngarw Arts Festival, Nr Bridgend (The Storys)
04 Jul - The Met, Abertillery (The Storys)
29 Jun - Elton John, Liberty Stadium, Swansea (The Storys)
15 Jun - RD Crusaders, London International Music Show, London
10 Jun - Cyprus Avenue, Cork (The Storys)
09 Jun - Upstairs at Whelans, Dublin (The Storys)
08 Jun - Auntie Annie's, Belfast (The Storys)
07 Jun - Roisin Dubh, Galway (The Storys)
27-31 May - Moods, Monte Carlo (The Storys)
26 May - Grand Slam Celebration Concert, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
24 May - The Brook, Southampton (The Storys)
23 May - Talbot Hotel, Tregaron (The Storys)
22 May - St Peter's Church, Swansea (The Storys)
20 May - Glee Club, Birmingham (The Storys)
19 May - New Roscoe, Leeds (The Storys)
18 May - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (The Storys)
08 May - RD Crusaders, Old Billingsgate Market, London
03 May - Arts Centre, Swindon (The Storys)
02 May - The Cellars, Eastney (The Storys)
01 May - St Bonaventure's, Bristol (The Storys)
19 Apr - St David's Church, Neath (The Storys)
31 Mar - Ostreme Centre, Mumbles (The Storys)
18 Mar - 100 Club, London (The Storys)
15 Mar - King Tuts, Glasgow (The Storys)
06 Mar - Soho Revue Bar, London (The Storys)
05 Mar - Regal Room, London (The Storys)

2007

16 Dec - Joe Cocker, Indigo2, London (The Storys)
15 Dec - Joe Cocker, Hallam Arena, Sheffield (The Storys)
08 Nov - Miners' Institute, Blackwood (The Storys)
05 Nov - Indigo2, London (The Storys)
11 Oct - Troubadour, London (Margo Buchanan)
08 Oct - Jazz Cafe, London (Margo Buchanan)
26 Sep - The Stables, Milton Keynes (The Storys)
23 Sep - 12 Bar, Swindon (The Storys)
21 Sep - The Cellars, Eastney (The Storys)
20 Sep - Sunflower Jam, The Porchester Halls, London
30 Aug - Spitz, London (The Storys)
24 Aug - Rock to Rhapsody, Swansea Museum (The Storys)
05 Aug - Big Weekend, Cardiff (The Storys)
15 Jul - Elton John, Tulloch Stadium, Inverness (The Storys)
14 Jul - Elton John, SECC, Glasgow (The Storys)
26 Jun - Elton John, Kristiansand, Norway (The Storys)
24 Jun - Elton John, Odense, Denmark (The Storys)
23 Jun - Acoustic Stage, Glastonbury Festival (The Storys)
20 Jun - Elton John, Malmo, Sweden (The Storys)
03 Jun - Elton John, Brunton Park, Carlisle (The Storys)
01 Jun - Elton John, Odyssey Arena, Belfast (The Storys)
26 May - Elton John, Home Park, Plymouth (The Storys)
24 May - Elton John, Hallam Arena, Sheffield (The Storys)
13 Apr - The Borderline, London (The Storys)
13-18 Mar - SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA (The Storys)
01 Mar - Grand Theatre, Swansea (The Storys)
09 Feb - Regal Room, London (The Storys)
09 Feb - Harrods Rocks, Harrods, London (The Storys)
21 Jan - Jim Capaldi Tribute, The Roundhouse, London (The Storys)

2006

20 Dec - Ginglik, London (The Storys)
11 Dec - Katie Melua, Paris, France (The Storys)
07 Dec - Katie Melua, Trier, Germany (The Storys)
06 Dec - Katie Melua, Oberhausen, Germany (The Storys)
03 Dec - Katie Melua, Wembley Arena, London (The Storys)
24 Nov - The Hall, Glyncorrwg (The Storys)
19 Nov - Christmas Lights, Swansea (The Storys)
05 Nov - Fireworks Display, Neath (The Storys)
04 Nov - Fireworks Display, Cardiff (The Storys)
30 Sep - Coal Exchange, Cardiff (The Storys)
29 Sep - Shepherds Bush Empire, London (The Storys)
28 Sep - Life Cafe, Manchester (The Storys)
26 Sep - Glee Club, Birmingham (The Storys)
25 Sep - Komedia, Brighton (The Storys)
23 Sep - Carling Academy, Liverpool (The Storys)
22 Sep - Brickyard, Carlisle (The Storys)
21 Sep - King Tuts, Glasgow (The Storys)
19 Sep - Quayside Exchange, Sunderland (The Storys)
18 Sep - Georgian Theatre, Stockton (The Storys)
17 Sep - The Stables, Milton Keynes (The Storys)
16 Sep - Arts Centre, Norwich (The Storys)
14 Sep - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (The Storys)
13 Sep - New Roscoe, Leeds (The Storys)
12 Sep - Boardwalk, Sheffield (The Storys)
09 Sep - West End Centre, Aldershot (The Storys)
08 Sep - Studio at TPS, Petersfield (The Storys)
04 Sep - Marrs Bar, Worcester (The Storys)
03 Sep - Savoy Theatre, Monmouth (The Storys)
02 Sep - Arts Centre, Swindon (The Storys)
31 Aug - Acorn Theatre, Penzance (The Storys)
30 Aug - St Bonaventures, Bristol (The Storys)
26 Aug - Big Day Out, Llanelli (The Storys)
19 Aug - Whitelady Festival, Swansea (The Storys)
17 Aug - Pontardawe Festival, Pontardawe (The Storys)
04 Aug - Riverside Festival, Nottingham (The Storys)
04 Aug - Rhythm Festival, Bedford (The Storys)
23 Jul - Big Buzz, Swansea (The Storys)
22 Jul - The Sage, Gateshead (The Storys)
21 Jul - The Cavern Club, Liverpool (The Storys)
15 Jul - Guilfest, Guildford (The Storys)
13 Jul - Bryngarw Arts Festival, Nr Bridgend (The Storys)
09 Jul - The Chattery, Swansea (The Storys)
08 Jul - The Chattery, Swansea (The Storys)
01 Jul - Elton John, Fitness First Stadium, Bournemouth (The Storys)
27 Jun - Elton John, The Arena, Nottingham (The Storys)
25 Jun - Elton John, Sussex CC Ground, Hove (The Storys)
24 Jun - Elton John, Kassam Stadium, Oxford (The Storys)
23 Jun - St Peters Church, Swansea
21 Jun - Elton John, NEC, Birmingham (The Storys)
18 Jun - Elton John, CC Ground, Taunton (The Storys)
14 Jun - Hard Rock Cafe, London (The Storys)
11 Jun - Elton John, CC Ground, Worcester (The Storys)
10 Jun - Elton John, CC Ground, Co. Durham (The Storys)
08 Jun - Elton John, Wolfsburg, Germany (The Storys)
06 Jun - Elton John, Monchengladbach, Germany (The Storys)
04 Jun - Elton John, The Valley, London (The Storys)
03 Jun - Elton John, CC Ground, Canterbury (The Storys)
02 Jun - The Cellars, Eastney (The Storys)
29 May - Elton John, MEN Arena, Manchester (The Storys)
26 May - BPI Music Week, Berlin, Germany (The Storys)
16 May - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
13 May - Autism Wales Concert, Arts Centre, Aberystwyth (The Storys)
11 May - Kidney Wales Concert, City Hall, Cardiff (The Storys)
09-10 May - RD Crusaders, Old Billingsgate Market, London
05 May - Grand Theatre, Swansea (The Storys)
27 Apr - Komedia, Brighton (The Storys)
26 Apr - The Maze, Nottingham (The Storys)
25 Apr - Glee Club, Birmingham (The Storys)
24 Apr - Late Rooms, Manchester (The Storys)
23 Apr - King Tuts, Glasgow (The Storys)
22 Apr - The Point, Cardiff (The Storys)
19 Apr - Lock 17, London (The Storys)
18 Apr - The Railway, Winchester (The Storys)
08 Apr - The Prom, Bristol (The Storys)
06 Apr - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
04 Apr - Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl (The Storys)
22 Mar - Use Your Ears Night, Bush Hall, London (The Storys)
15 Mar - Hard Rock Cafe, Cardiff (The Storys)
04 Mar - Welsh Festival, Disneyland Paris, France (The Storys)
03 Mar - 100 Club, London (The Storys)
24 Feb - STIWT Theatre, Wrexham (The Storys)
18 Feb - Worm's Head Hotel, The Gower (The Storys)
01 Feb - Porter Cellar Bar, Bath (The Storys)
31 Jan - Barfly, Cardiff (The Storys)
27 Jan - Grand Theatre, Swansea (The Storys)
21 Jan - The Borderline, London (The Storys)
13 Jan - Talbot Hotel, Tregaron (The Storys)

2005

21 Dec - Ginglik, London (The Storys)
26 Nov - The Chattery, Swansea (The Storys)
24 Nov - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
20 Nov - Christmas Lights, Swansea (The Storys)
18 Nov - BBC Children In Need, Wrexham (The Storys)
17 Nov - Christmas Lights, Marylebone, London (The Storys)
15 Nov - Kidney Wales Concert, Millennium Centre, Cardiff
05 Nov - Fireworks Display, Mumbles (The Storys)
25 Oct - Use Your Ears Night, Clapham Grand, London (The Storys)
21 Oct - The Pier, Mumbles (The Storys)
03 Oct - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
19 Sep - Strangers, The Borderline, London (The Storys)
09 Sep - Bestival, Isle of Wight (The Storys)
05 Aug - Riverside Festival, Nottingham (The Storys)
03 Aug - The Duhks, Borderline, London (The Storys)
25 Jul - Nerina Pallot, The Borderline, London (The Storys)
23 Jul - Opening Ceremony, Liberty Stadium, Swansea
16 Jul - Guilfest, Guildford (The Storys)
06 Jul - Ginglik, London (The Storys)
03 Jul - Festival of The Sea, Portsmouth (The Storys)
22 Jun - Polly Paulusma, Bush Hall, London (The Storys)
19 Jun - Last Night of the Proms, Torquay, Devon
18 Jun - Abbey Music Fest, Reading (The Storys)
17 Jun - The Hall, Glyncorrwg (The Storys)
12 Jun - Marylebone Festival, London (The Storys)
05 Jun - Ben Taylor, Ginglik, London (The Storys)
30 May - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
28 May - Tom Jones, Ponty Park, Pontypridd (The Storys)
15 May - Poco, Lock 17, London (The Storys)
04 May - Ginglik, London (The Storys)
24 Apr - Ginglik, London (The Storys)
17 Apr - Ginglik, London (The Storys)
14 Apr - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
10 Apr - Ginglik, London (The Storys)
03 Apr - Ginglik, London (The Storys)
17 Mar - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
01 Mar - Cobden Club, London (The Storys)
27 Feb - Nerina Pallot, Ginglik, London (The Storys)
24 Feb - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
17 Feb - Margo Buchanan, The Bedford, London (The Storys)

2004

25 Nov - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
18 Nov - Christmas Lights, Marylebone, London (The Storys)
24 Oct - RD Crusaders, Hippodrome, London
23 Oct - RD Crusaders, Ronnie Scott's, London
28 Sep - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
24 Sep - Miller Strat Pack, Wembley Arena, London
13 Sep - Cobden Club, London (The Storys)
23 Sep - Designer Handbags, Replica Designer Handbags
15 Jul - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
26 Jun - Olympic Torch Concert, London (The Storys)
11 Jul - Jesus Christ Superstar Concert, Portchester Castle, Hampshire
02-07 Jun - Musicals at Ahoy!, Rotterdam, Holland
11 Mar - The Bedford, London (The Storys)
05 Mar - Grand Theatre, Swansea (Mal Pope)

2003

06-08 Nov - Poe Live Performance, Abbey Road Studios, London
13 Sep - Proms in the Park, Singleton Park, Swansea
10 Sep - National Day, Gibraltar (The Storys)
09 Apr - Kashmir Klub, London (The Storys)
30 Jan - Andrew Dennis Benefit Concert, Patti Pavillion, Swansea

2002

05 Dec - Welsh Music Awards 2002, Coal Exchange, Cardiff
21 Nov - BBC Radio 2 FNIMN, Mermaid Theatre, London
03 Nov - Cardiff Festival of Musical Theatre, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
01 Sep - Fox FM Party in the Park, Oxford
03 Aug - Big Weekend, Cardiff
19 Jul - BBC Radio 2, Janice Long, BBC Club, London
16 Jun - Summer XS, Milton Keynes Bowl
01 Jun - BBC Radio 2 Music Live Soul & Gospel Gala, Cardiff Bay
10 Mar - Strawberry Fields, Glasgow
09 Mar - Academy 2, Birmingham
08 Mar - Coal Exchange, Cardiff
07 Mar - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
05 Mar - Hanover Grand, London
03 Mar - Life Cafe, Manchester
19 Jan - BBC Radio 2, Richard Allinson, Maida Vale Studios, London

2001

13 Oct - Radio 2 Live, Coal Exchange, Cardiff