Happy Birthday To YOU! Blimey me and Mickey go back a long way. I think we ‘went into the studio’ about 1984 or 5. I met him in a local pub, and the rest, as they say is history.  Hundreds of gigs and songs later…..So its MBG’s birthday today.


Congratulations for reaching a fine age, and see you later, the trifle is nearly ready! To celebrate this birthday I am publishing a few fine photos of me and


Mickey through our musical partnership through the years and a little bit of video of us practising just the other week.

– It is very good of Mickey to let me play the guitar with him as he is an old master, as I am really a bit of a fledgling.

I am still sorting out my speech for January 1st and my proper life plan for the next year in between sorting out my computer which is on misbehave mode, so has to be turned off and ignored until it calms down and remembers its place. It sounds a bit silly to have a ( before I  kick the) bucket list, but it is good to have a focus , not that I really need more to do!


The first time I saw Mickey he was playing in his band Penguin Fury at the Stapleton Pub in Stroud Green in about 1982. He was the guitarist and they had a stuffed penguin at the front of the stage. They were very good. The drummer Bruno Perosa is a film maker too   (he edited Raining In China) the thing is can you work out which of the band is Mickey?

Sooooo…presenting the other half of the long standing duo what is me and Mickey. We have been playing , singing and writing songs together for um…about 25 years…Seem to have conveniently mislaid any photos of us in the 80’s when there was an awful lot of crimping and hair dying going on.

Sometimes massive periods of studio work  with seventeen million backing vocals and as many instrumental tracks and then lots of acoustic stuff, and only in the last three months have i finally got me guitar out, so a renaissance of cover versions being played at What!-An Acoustic Evening.


Walking on a Tightrope -is a prime example of a slightly early 90’s track with just a tad too much going on in it. I wrote the lyrics about a work collegue I had, who was a  big bully..so something good came out of it…there is a nice break down half way, through so well worth listening to at least half of it before you start eating your arms off.  Have a Good Day

walking on a tightrope