The end of a fantastic year!

A little sad really as yesterday in Luton was my last concert of the year but wow, praise God, what a year it’s been.

What a brill time I’ve had visiting Chichester, Newport,Welsh Valleys, Footscray, Portsmouth, Weston, Martley, Bromsgrove, Enfield, Bridlington, Bishop Auckland, Spring Harvest Minehead & Skegness, Swindon, Alfold, Warwick, Axminister, St Minver, Bristol, Birchington, Lincoln, Littlehampton, Crawley, Weston again, Luton, Bedford, Stansted, Sandown, Spalding, Sleaford, Haywards Heath, Felpham, Chiddingfold, New Hall Prison, Louth, Stafford, Chichester again, Footscray again, South Bersted, Wilmslow then finally Luton again.

And now I’m going to have to wait until January 12th in Swindon before another year of travels begins again!

But…i’ve a few changes in mind for next years concerts and Praise Parties which I will post to you later.

It’s well over 3 years since I was ‘resurrected’ and God gave me enough good health and energy to get back on the road again but still people have not quite got what I’m into.

Yes I travel the country doing music events but it’s just as important to me to meet old friends and make new ones on my travels. I’m not really into ‘one off’ visits, my hope is to do revisits and to keep building and rebuilding friendships that I’ve made.

I realise some organisers are embarrassed to invite me back because the numbers attending did not reach their expectation, but that never worried me, I go away just thrilled by the people who did attend and the lovely friendships we built up over a couple of hours. I want the chance to see these friends again please!

My concerts were always meant to be small, intimate events, the only large one I do nowadays is Spring Harvest. I’m don’t come to visit a Church as some sort of old legend or star, I come to you as…just another member of the family!

So with this in mind, organisers, please do consider a revisit because as from 2020 I will be doing a special ‘Ish’s Back…Reunion All Age Praise Party!’

More of that in the next post!

Once again, thank you organisers and all of you who I have had the joy to meet up with during the past year. I thank God for all of you…you really are helping me to fulfil an important part of what I believe God has kept me on this earth for.
Lotsa love ‘n’ blessings!


A busy, exciting, and very varied 3 events approaching.


On Thursday October 31st I will NOT be scaring people and celebrating the prince of darkness, instead I will be having a very happy time praising the light of the world at a special children’s light party at the Ascension Church, Haywards Heath 6pm. Admission free, all invited but especially for children.
On Friday November 1st I will be making my annual return to Felpham Methodist Church at 7pm to do my latest big celebration concert. Very lively, and lots of audience singing participation as I thank God for 50 years on the road…and 70 years on the earth. Admission free.
Finally on Sunday November 3rd I will be back with my friends at Chiddingfold Baptist Church to lead a special celebration service for them at 10.30am.
Brother Timbo will be joining me to play bass at Felpham and Chiddingfold.
So, as always, if you live near to any of the above, do come along and say hello…and join in the fun!


Happy Christmas. Buy 1 get 1 free!

Remarkably people are still buying (and still enjoying it seems) the Christmas Carol Celebration CD which I recorded 30 years ago!

Well, traditional Carols never seem to date…probably because we only sing them a few weeks each year!

My little Carol CD bounces along and ding dongs merrily on high….and amazingly a lot of the children who sang on it so beautifully, will now have teenage children of their own!

Special treat up until December 10th.

Buy one and I’ll add another free to pass onto a friend. Total cost for the 2 inc P&P £9.00

You can either buy them through PAYPAL from the website shop or contact me direct via messenger or e mail and you can pay by BACS.

And God rest ye merry gentle…people!
I’m afraid my recording has the old original non PC lyrics!😜


Diary Updated

You will be pleased to hear that I’ve now updated my website diary.

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October diary update


Wow, are we having fun and seeing God do some amazing things at these concerts and If any of the following are near to you or your family and friends, do try and get along / let them know about it.
The rest of this year looks excitingly busy but it would be nice to pop into a Church on my way up to Wakefield on Wednesday November 13th to break the journey also Thursday Dec 5th on my way up to Manchester. Any offers?
As you can see next years visits are already beginning to come in. Please messenger me or drop me an e mail at ishmael@ishmael.org.uk if you would like more info about me popping into your Church to do something in 2020.
As I repeatedly say, I’m not looking for large numbers attending, and the cost is minimal. I just want the opportunity to bring some joy, some songs and some stories to your Church and hopefully to continue to see God moving in the lives of all ages as I do so.
Oh, and due to ‘public demand’, I have decided that I will continue to do the young children’s Praise Party before the evening concert, if organisers would like it.

18th Sandown I.O.W / 25th Spalding / 26th-27th Sleaford / 31st Haywards Heath
Nov. 1st Felpham / 3rd Chiddingfold / 14th Wakefield Prison / 15th Louth / 16th-17th Stafford / Chichester Cathedral / 27th Chichester / 30th Foots Cray
Dec. 1st South Bersted / 6th Wilmslow / 7th Luton
2020
Jan 12th Swindon / 19th Portsmouth / 26th Barnehurst
Feb 1st-2nd Lincoln / 16th South Wales
May 16th-17th Guernsey / 23rd Forest of Dean / 29th-June 5th Relaxing break.
June 13th-14th Birchington / 27th-28th Lymm
July 5th Foots Cray
I’m unsure if I will be invited to do my 40th visit to Spring Harvest next year, I’ll let you know one way or the other as soon as I know.