Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

On that Sunday in 2008 I still remember Elton saying he hoped I’d enjoy the concert. I can still see the look on his face when I explained the reason why I wouldn’t be able to stay. I still find it hard to express my feelings as the opening chords to ‘Funeral for a friend’ rang up and over the stadium roof as I walked to my car….

Rise Up And Serve

Yesterday I had the privilege to sing at the inauguration of Mike Day, the new Lord Mayor of Swansea. At the heart of Mike’s Inauguration was the message ‘Rise Up and Serve’. I just hope that its more than just a song I helped write, I hope it proves to be a call to action for me…and you!

The Good, The Bard & The Ugly…Lovely Town.

As people around the world prepare for International Dylan Thomas Day maybe we in his home town are missing a trick. We should realise what an asset Dylan should be to our city His name and work really does help reach out to the world encouraging tourism and interest in our Ugly Lovely Town… and who knows, somewhere along the line, we might fall in love with the words as well.

Sunday’s Coming!

I used to think the saddest day in the Christian Calendar was Good Friday but these days I’m not so sure. I now think the saddest day of Holy Week is Holy Saturday or maybe that should be Hopeless Saturday. But there is good news…Sunday’s coming!

Where have all the young men gone?

After a very long trip my friend Chris walked into what you would probably describe as a fairly modern looking, normal, average church. It took him a couple of minutes to work out exactly what was wrong with the scene before him.
Then it struck him, the room was full of old men, women and children…there were no young men. It was only then that he really realised the implications of being on the border of a war zone.