Friday, 19 February 2010


Before Christmas I was playing a set including several Christmas songs to promote my Another Christmas EP.

Once Christmas was over, the snow started to come down and still hasn't really stopped over a month later. I realised that there were not many winter songs which could still be sung in January and February, despite Winter not officially starting until 21 December, so I decided to write one.

During a snowstorm on a farm in Wrenbury I thought it would be a nice idea to go out onto the fields and play the song. Sometimes you just gotta sing in the snow!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Playing at de bees tonight

I'm playing at de bees in Winsford tonight. It looks lovely against the falling snow:

I'll be playing along with Spoons and hopefully will have some photos and videos from the night to upload to the usual places.

Also playing are The Roseville Band and The Freelove Band.

It's the first time I've played de bees since April last year when I played here with James and the Giant.

Planned setlist for tonight is:

16 Again
Starting Line
Tell You
Who Knew
Like Jimmy Did
I Don't Want To Be That Man Anymore

Tonight will also hopefully see the debut of the foot percussion...!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

iTunes 10 Billion Song Countdown

The iTunes Music Store is counting down (or shouldn't that be up?) to its 10 billionth song download.

The person who buys the 10 billionth song (or enters for free through the website) will win a $10,000 iTunes gift card which is a pretty hefty prize.

The 10 billionth downloaded song is also likely to be given a lot of publicity so it's a great time to buy some music from iTunes.

It would be great to have a song from Octagon as the one (find it at or you could also have a look at some of the acts putting themselves forward for Storm The Charts. I'll be blogging more about that later but for the moment you can find out more at

Find out more about the iTunes competition and enter for free at

(While you're checking out iTunes, it would be great if you could leave a review of my music on there! It's free to do and you don't have to have bought the album from iTunes to review it).