Live Dates

Friday 22 May, 2015: The Blues Occasionals at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys. 9pm, admission free. The Blues Occasionals is our recreational five-piece blues/r'n'b band - Martin Johnson (gtr, vocals), Stuart Maman Bolton (gtr, vocals), Gordon Jones (drums) (all of whom feature on What Did I Come Up Here For?), with myself (keyboards, harmonicas, vocals) and Rich Jones (bass).

Sunday 24 May, 2015: The Blues Occasionals at The Lion Hotel, Llandinam, Powys. 8.30pm.​

Saturday 18 July, 2015: The Blues Occasionals at Llanidloes Rugby Club (playing field), Llanidloes, Powys.​

Friday 24 July, 2015: The Blues Occasionals at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys. 9pm, admission free.

Sunday 30 August, 2015: The Blues Occasionals at The Abermule Hotel, Abermule, SY15 6ND (between Newtown and Montgomery).

Friday 18 September, 2015: The Blues Occasionals at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys. 9pm, admission free.

Wednesday 30 September, 2015: solo, at The Hayloft, Bontnewydd, Nr Tregaron, Wales: opening for the excellent US songwriter and actor Tim Grimm. This is a tiny venue, max. capacity is 50 - to be sure of a seat, contact Ian & Paula Rylatt: email@iprylatt.plus.com

Saturday 31 October, 2015: ​The Blues Occasionals at The Lion Hotel, Llandinam, Powys. 9.00pm.

Friday 27 November, 2015: solo, at The Old Mill, High St., Llanidloes, Powys - as part of an acoustic songwriter showcase evening: Martin Johnson & Friends (Andrew Hawkey and Stuart Maman Bolton), Andrew Hawkey, and Tnisha Johnson.​

Friday 8 January, 2016: The Blues Occasionals at The Walls, Oswestry, Shropshire (private function).

Saturday 9 January, 2016:The Blues Occasionals at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys.

Wednesday 20 January, 2016: solo, private function.

Friday 8 April, 2016: The Blues Occasionals, private function.

Saturday 16 April, 2016: The Blues Occasionals at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys (with special guest vocalist, fresh from acclaimed gigs at Ronnie Scott's in London, Lily Dior!)

Sunday 29 May, 2016: The Blues Occasionals at The Abermule Hotel, Abermule, SY15 6ND (between Newtown and Montgomery).

Saturday 4 June, 2016: The Blues Occasionals at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys.​

Friday 17 June, 2016: The Senior Moments Roadshow (Andrew Hawkey and Stuart Maman Bolton, with David Cornelius Eger) at the Great Oak Café, Llanidloes, Powys. An acoustic midsummer showcase night with Angharad's special food and drinks. Tickets £12, including food. Doors open 7.15, food from 7.30. Only 50 seats available, so book to avoid disappointment - telephone the café on 01686 413211.

Friday 5 August, 2016: The Blues Occasionals at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys.​

Sunday 28 August, 2016: The Blues Occasionals at The Abermule Hotel, Abermule, SY15 6ND (between Newtown and Montgomery).

Saturday 8 October, 2016: The Blues Occasionals at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys.

Sunday 4 December, 2016: Zoe Spencer & Andrew Hawkey at Wright's Food Emporium, Golden Grove Arms, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8JU (on the B4300 between Carmarthen and Llandeilo). Debut outing for new semi-acoustic songwriter duo project with the magnetic Zoe - guitarist-singer-songwriter, painter, photographer, and free spirit. Limited seats available, £10 inc. post-gig food. To book, visit www.wrightsfood.co.uk , or tel. 01558 668929.

Saturday 10 December, 2016: Zoe Spencer & Andrew Hawkey at The Old Mill, off High Street, Llanidloes, Powys. Debut home-turf outing for new semi-acoustic duo project with the lovely Zoe - guitarist-singer-songwriter​, painter, photographer, and free spirit. Cosy intimate venue, with great atmosphere and local real ales. 8.00pm. For a taste of Zoe's music, check out her breathtaking 22-minute song sequence Temeraire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RBTkunJCvE ... be there!

Friday 14 April, 2017 (Good Friday): Zoe Spencer & Andrew Hawkey at The Old Mill, off High Street, Llanidloes, Powys. Following a memorable debut in December, we're back at our favourite local venue for another evening of cross-generational musical chemistry and heartfelt songcraft, featuring some fresh material: as ever, we take the ragged-but-right hearts-on-sleeves approach, friends - it's all about the feel! ​8.00pm, free admission, a nice quiet sit-down-&-listen evening, you know the deal ...

Friday 1 September, 2017: The Senior Moments Roadshow (Andrew Hawkey & Stuart Maman Bolton) at The Old Mill, off High Street, Llanidloes, Powys. ​Possible guest appearance by Zoe Spencer. Stoically ignoring the melancholy fact that their combined ages tot up to 144, the veterans hit the road or, to be more precise, amble up the street, once more, bringing you a selection of each other's songs plus some hand-picked covers. Oh, and it just happens to be Andrew's **th birthday. 8.00pm-ish, free admission.

Friday 20 October, 2017: The Blues Occasionals Reunion at The Stag, Llanidloes, Powys. Following a 12-month layoff, the classic quintet lineup reconvenes for another ramble through the twelve-bar byways. What's not to like? 9pm, admission free!​