My latest Album,'Over Dark Apples' has at last been released and I'm happy to say that everyone loves it! Even my daughters! Which is saying something as they are my sternest critics (and most devoted fans).
We finished the recording in early July and My producer, Kevin Jones, then mixed it for an August release date.
My band, who feature on the album, were unable to accompany me at the launch at such short notice so my daughter Susannah and her husband Tom stepped in at the last minute.
The reason it was a rushed release was that Su and Tom were expecting their baby mid-September and I wanted to be available for any emergencies! His delivery was a safe one and now baby Wilbur has established himself firmly in the Hamill/Austin Clan.
I hope he grows up to be a superb singer like both of his parents!
I must make apologies for the lack of gigs in the book, but I''m very preoccupied with promoting the album and will follow it up soon with a songbook to accompany it. The first of many I hope.
I do have two up and coming gigs, one supporting Wishbone Ash on November 16th and just recently I have agreed to go back to my local on December 29th to sing a few songs with Susannah and Tom.
David Sansbury the landlord was quite taken with our performance at the launch and has asked us to go back...gosh...better book the babysitter!