Review of 2015: Leaving the Shed

When I first started out it was because I wanted to support the Alzheimer’s Society who look after carers and support dementia research (find out why in the About section). I also had to come out as a singer and guitarist – I’d been in the shed too long and it was time.

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I’ve been practicing, it’ll be fine.

Since March 2014 I’ve been performing in the living rooms, kitchens and gardens of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, London, South Wales and Glasgow.

I do it to support dementia research and respite care. Over the last 7 or 8 years we’ve been helped and supported so much by so many people. We live with my wife’s parents. In 2009 we built an annex so Nicky’s mum, who has dementia, and Dad, Paul, could come and live with us. I really don’t know how Paul managed to cope looking after Val, he’s a saint a but it is a terrible illness. Paul watched the person he’s loved and lived with for 50 years failing right in front of him. Continue reading