Having suffered badly with a condition known as Diplacusis or double hearing, I had to give up playing in October 2012. This was devastating to me and I found it quite difficult to accept. But now I am back playing solo and also with my old sparring partner and Bass player Gordon 'Oz' Kingsford Smith. Gigs will be posted over the coming weeks.
I have spent the last few months trying to cope with hearing problems and although I have still been gigging I have had to cancel most of my acoustic gigs. I had hoped to be back on track this week but that faded with the realisation that I just cannot link voice to the music due to "Double hearing" this means I hear at a different pitch in each ear!! Thankfully I can still do my plugged gigs at the moment. But for how long?????
I have recently joined forces with Alan Reid, a Poet / Songwriter, to go off in a completely new direction. We have developed an Indie entertainment show and recently completed a run of preview gigs in preperation for performances at this years Edinburgh Fringe festival. During April we will be filming a series of shows for broadcasting. Why not check us out at www.robertsonreid.org.uk
Since returning to Edinburgh last August things have been pretty tight with no work and only the odd gig here and there, however things are getting better. Start a new job this week, got a regular gig on Saturdays in the Royal Oak, Playing in The Grey Horse Balerno a couple times a month and waiting to hear about some other possible gigs. I am also doing some recording at the moment. Keeping the fingers crossed