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11 July 2023

The Return to Oz.

Details for the return to New Zealand and Australia have now been officially announced. The tour actually kicks off with a quick trip to Vancouver where I shall be performing at LanaLou's Restaurant on November 4th.

From Vancouver, we'll fly down to Wellington to finally do the gig that was affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in February, a return to Auckland, then down to Christchurch, over to Dunedin, Invercargill and a final gig in Queenstown before flying over to Australia for gigs in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and finally Fremantle. Full details can be found on the Gig Page.

  • November 4th - Vancouver
  • November 7th - Wellington
  • November 8th - Auckland
  • November 9th - Christchurch
  • November 10th - Dunedin
  • November 11th - Invercargill
  • November 12th - Queenstown
  • November 15th - Sydney
  • November 16th - Melbourne

Otway National Park

25 April 2023

The tour has taken off two shows done and 38 more to go.

half a sentry tour
The dates etc. are here…

And don't forget the Traditional May Morning at The Bear in Oxford.

Thanks to all those who came to Gibralter for the band's 30th birthday that was great fun. Can't wait for the next big anniversary in May 2026 when the band will be thirty three and a third - and that will be the celebration of a long playing record.

The tour down under was an adventure!

One hour after I announced the dates the New Zealand Prime Minister resigned and then we landed at the exactly the same time as Cyclone Gabrielle - the worst storm they've had since records began. So we were unable two of the gigs in Christchurch and Wellington but rocked Auckland thrice.

Adelaide fringe in Australia was great however, the highlight for me was when we took the Cape Otway Road to the Otway National Park, stayed at Otway Junction, ate Otway Jam and drank loads of Otway Pale ale - and I discovered that - Life is simply magic where everything is Otway (tour pics below).

We're planning to go back early November to do the New Zealand dates that were cancelled and also play Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. If any of you are mad enough to want to join us for any of that e-mail me.

As I said in my last newsletter, life begins at 70 :-)


Cape Otway
Otway National Park
Otway Junction
Otway Jam
Otway Pale Ale



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