Break Over . . . Back To Work !

Having taken a break just before Christmas and all of January it's quite nice to get back on the road. I'm currently in Turkey as we do the rounds of the Jolly Joker concert halls in Antalya, Istanbul and the capital Ankara.
Turkey is a wonderful place with a mix of cultures where East meets West. We have been here a few times now and it's great to play our music in what is a predominantly a Muslim country.
Luckily for me today, the weather was kind and I sat round the hotel pool chilled out and read my book. No doubt I'll win the lobster lookalike competition !!
Having time to relax allows me to think about plans for the year etc and somehow get write for my new album, I've no doubt I should get some work done in March before we head off on another Russian Tour.

Just a quick mention of the gigs in Ireland last week, Belfast was totally sold out and is fast becoming a set date in the calender. Dublin introduced us to the very "Hip-Cool" gig at Vicar Street . . . .  quite small but what an atmosphere !!!

Don't forget anyone who views my site now can make comments and share links to gigs etc . . .  go ahead try it !!!

6 comments

  • jeff gregory

    jeff gregory chester

    hi mick .just want to introduce myself ,im jeff .drummer/singer/guitarist/playing small time clubs an pubs. have admired your playing for some years now ,you fit well in the band ,your sound is smokie .love it folowed smokie since 1975 ,first time i saw you with them was at penningtons ,bradford ,it was a new nightclub in bradford hope to see you all again soon, wont bore you so i will go now . all the best mick

    hi mick .just want to introduce myself ,im jeff .drummer/singer/guitarist/playing small time clubs an pubs.
    have admired your playing for some years now ,you fit well in the band ,your sound is smokie .love it
    folowed smokie since 1975 ,first time i saw you with them was at penningtons ,bradford ,it was a new nightclub in bradford
    hope to see you all again soon, wont bore you so i will go now . all the best mick

  • Serdar Tanyer

    Serdar Tanyer Ankara

    It was very perfect concert from Smokie. I was there and I was so lucky that I saw your exellent performance. Your gitar was incredible really. I hope Your group will come again Turkey. Thanks that Smokie still makes perfect music...

    It was very perfect concert from Smokie. I was there and I was so lucky that I saw your exellent performance. Your gitar was incredible really. I hope Your group will come again Turkey. Thanks that Smokie still makes perfect music...

  • Mike Mc Guirk

    Mike Mc Guirk Dublin, Ireland

    Hi Mick, A great unique night in Vicker Street in Dublin, you guys always sound great, even if the venue was a bit smaller. Looking forward to the new album, I have been a smokie fan since 1975, where I got to meet smokie, Alan, Terry and Chris. I have a few songs I wrote along the way, that you guys should put the SMOKIE touch to. Keep playing, Regards From Dublin Mike

    Hi Mick,
    A great unique night in Vicker Street in Dublin, you guys always sound great, even if the venue was a bit smaller.
    Looking forward to the new album,
    I have been a smokie fan since 1975, where I got to meet smokie, Alan, Terry and Chris.
    I have a few songs I wrote along the way, that you guys should put the SMOKIE touch to.
    Keep playing,
    Regards From Dublin
    Mike

  • Alicia Plumridge

    Alicia Plumridge Manchester

    Hi Mick, nice to hear you have a new album your working on. your last one was magnificent. i live in Manchester and dont get to see you a lot but i make it to the charity ball in yorkshire and its worth every penny to see you guys. I just wanted to say ive been a smokie fan for nearly my whole life. im 21 yrs old now and i grew up listening to you. Take care God bless you xxxx

    Hi Mick,
    nice to hear you have a new album your working on. your last one was magnificent. i live in Manchester and dont get to see you a lot but i make it to the charity ball in yorkshire and its worth every penny to see you guys. I just wanted to say ive been a smokie fan for nearly my whole life. im 21 yrs old now and i grew up listening to you.
    Take care
    God bless you xxxx

  • Mick

    Mick

    Thanks for comments Jeff . . . I remember the gig at Penningtons many years ago ! Hey Serder, I'm glad you got to see us in Turkey, I'm certain we will have more shows in Turkey !! Hi Mike, Glad you enjoyed Vickers Street, at least you got to see a couple of songs that we only play in Ireland. Aleisha, I will update info on my new album when there is more news.

    Thanks for comments Jeff . . . I remember the gig at Penningtons many years ago !

    Hey Serder, I'm glad you got to see us in Turkey, I'm certain we will have more shows in Turkey !!

    Hi Mike, Glad you enjoyed Vickers Street, at least you got to see a couple of songs that we only play in Ireland.

    Aleisha, I will update info on my new album when there is more news.

  • Lisa

    Lisa Russia, Bashkortostan, Birsk

    Good evening, Mick. I'm happy you again come to Ufa this year. I was at your concert a year ago, and already missing you performance. See you in April :)

    Good evening, Mick. I'm happy you again come to Ufa this year. I was at your concert a year ago, and already missing you performance. See you in April smile

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