Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.” Hunter S. Thompson

Now Las Vegas is not my favorite place to think of let alone visit for the purpose of pleasure which, for me, just doesn’t exist there. To think of doing business in this mess is just crazy but here I am weaving through the endless wave of tourists and wading through the air that holds me up like jello.

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Which way to the business day? Well you tell me says the sun that just sits there and waits to go down. Nothing seems to happen here before Midnight and what happens is not pretty. It’s a sad sad vision of people thinking they can beat the house and buy this town. There are some great shows but, when I think about it, this place brings them down to the level of eating a hot dog on a crowded bus headed towards middle earth.

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“The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride.” Hunter S. Thompson

OK, I get it. I know what to do. Leave.

The Vintage Music & Lies Revue to Launch in Los Angeles

It’s fantastic to be a part of the wonderful West Coast line-up of The Vintage Music & Lies Revue. This concept has been in the works since I was living London in 2013 and it’s been a wild ride to get it alive a breathing in the city of angels for sure.

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This is a fantastic group of seasoned professionals know this catalog inside and out. There is this feeling of excitement and a sense of calm really as I really trust that they will deliver and the crowds will respond. If you’re in Los Angeles you can reserve your seats here: http://rockwell-la.inticketing.com/events/435766/the-vintage-music-lies-revue/

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Rockwell is the premier dinner club in Los Angeles and we are all so thankful that they have provided the perfect match for our brand. It’s a beautiful room no doubt. I hope to see you there on September 9th.

Cheers.

 

Halfway to Everywhere

Well it’s been a minute and my only excuse is that my schedule has been jammed. My luck is that it’s been jammed with fantastic opportunities and also that I get to do what I love.

It’s music on the move. Rocket Tone Records, Secret Me, rehearsals, artist’s heading into the studio, short stories, song catalogs. It’s rockabilly, jazz, EPM, edge of country, and electronic sex rock that’s filling my days.

I am so pleased and thankful to be working with these greats!

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Loveska Flyer ImageI’ve also been co-writing with the amazing Bianca!

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Away we go!

THE LAST RIGHTS

I’d like to introduce you to my new band, THE LAST RIGHTS.

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THE LAST RIGHTS is a Los Angeles based roots Americana outfit focusing on the early Rock ‘n Roll, Americana, and Edge of Country catalogs as well as more modern takes of those formulas. You’ll hear tastes of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle etc. in their energetic and highly entertaining sets.

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The band includes:

Johnny Bennett – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Mick Cripps (LA Guns) – Electric Guitar, Vocals

Nigel Mogg (The Choirboys) – Bass

Morgan Young – Drums

This is a killer line-up and we’re very excited to get on stage beginning in The Foundation Room at The House of Blues on Friday August 8th – 10:30PM

Please give us a ‘Like’ on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/thelastrightsmusic

Thanks!

Entertainment not art

A few years back I really changed my point of view. I made the decision to focus on being an entertainer and less on being an artist. It’s changed the way I approach every element of what I do. As my career lives more and more in the world of live performance I’ve come full circle on things.

JazzThe idea of a revue, an ensemble no matter in the swing, rock, or soul genres can be so special and highly entertaining.

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