Photo: Raymond Clayton Thomas

(Photo: Raymond Clayton Thomas)

I don’t even know where to begin. Muscle Shoals was nothing less than an absolutely magical experience for me, and I can’t even begin to tell you what a deeply joyous experience it was for me to make music in the same places so many of my heroes have. What’s even more exciting is that I’ve come away with a record I always dreamed I could make, and I couldn’t have done it everyone who has Pledged, and if you haven’t already you still can.

That’s why I’ve decided to create a Pledge-only event, which will be at the Spice Of Life in London on September 14th. We’ll have a world-first playback, I’ll be performing it there for the very first time, and a meet and greet afterward – this isn’t a gig, it’s a party, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate kicking off this new, exciting chapter than with the people who helped get me there.

Tickets are first-come, first-served, and every penny will go toward hiring the venue and finishing the record. Click here for tickets, and see you there!

And if you’re curious about what I got up to while I was over in Alabama, here’s a great little piece about the experience. Enjoy!



I don’t know what else to say but finally, it’s the news we’ve all been waiting for. At long last, I’m finally making my debut solo album, and I’m going to be recording it at Muscle Shoals!What does Muscle Shoals mean to me? Pure love for music, and I can’t count how many of my heroes have done their best work there – Wilson Pickett, Cher, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Willie Nelson, The Staples Singers, Etta James, and The Rolling Stones, just to name a few. It’s a truly magical place.

To say that I’m honoured, thrilled, or sleepless at the thought doesn’t begin to describe it. I would have never gotten this far without the incredible loyalty of my fans, and so I’m calling on you to help me get just a little further. I’ll be updating you on every step of my journey in the coming weeks and months. Please visit the PledgeMusic site to learn more about the project and to pledge your support!

It’s all about the music.




Every gig is special but there are some that you know you’ll never forget. A little while back my friend Glenn Hughes got in touch to ask if I wanted to join him on stage while he was touring the UK. I never expected him to say, ‘let’s do the version of You Keep On Moving I did at the Royal Albert Hall, you can do Bruce Dickinson’s part!’ This isn’t just special because it was getting up on stage with one of the greatest voices and talents of all time, it’s because as we now know Glenn was going through an incredibly difficult time and it wasn’t long after this that he lost his precious mother. A powerful voice and such a strong man and a wonderful soul.
Here’s a great clip that a fan shot of the night, and a fantastic review of what went on. Enjoy!