Songs & Hymns CD

Doesn’t time fly!

Can you believe that it’s now over 10 years since I released one of my favourite albums ‘Songs & Hymns’ and after a decade i think it deserves its place to be classed as one of my many ‘back catalogue’ albums.

So like all my other back catalogue albums I will be running copies of ‘Songs & Hymn’s off as people require them and of course reducing the price accordingly.

Hard copy CDs are now £5.00 plus £4.00 p&p.

Downloaded CDs are £5.99

If you’ve not yet got a copy of this album it’s worth getting as I believe it’s one of my best. The songs are some of my strongest and have not dated, also there is the added bonus of some great well known friends of mine doing the lead vocals on some tracks… so certainly this album has the best singing of all my albums!It’s now available from my website shop at the new prices.

So now ALL my albums are back catalogue…but not for long!Very soon ‘Scripture Praise Party 2’ will be released and even if I say so myself, there are some great and definitely some annoyingly unforgettable songs on it!


Kettering Review

The Praise Party in Kettering was really amazing.

More came than expected and as it was all adults I had the chance to sing quite a few Bible story songs such as ‘Bubbling pool’ ‘Bartimaeus’ and ‘4 days ago’ (the Lazarus song) which were really well received along with some lively praise and fun songs…. Of course!

At the end, after fellowship over refreshments, people even applauded again as I said goodbye and left the building (and not like in the old days applauding because they were pleased that I WAS leaving the building)! 😜

Everyone was so appreciative. I made so many new friends. These bookings dare I say are proving to be far better than the ones I did before lockdown, I can’t tell you how relaxed, excited and sort of anointed I felt during the concert.

All I can say is thank you Lord for giving me the opportunity to do what you have kept me alive to do …please Lord give me more opportunities to serve you in this way whilst blessing your lovely people.


I really would like more diary bookings….please.


Just checking the diary and brilliant news, September is full and the first 2 weekends in January have now gone.
But….I really would like some of you to invite me to be with you in October, November and December.

I fear if you don’t I’ll only stay at home gardening and getting stung by more wasps!


Seriously I know many Churches are still concerned about numbers returning but I repeat again, I love small audiences and let’s give those who have decided to return some lively praise a bit of simple teaching and a lot of smiles and fun!


Also we will have the ‘Our cancer journey’ book and the ‘Scripture Praise Party Vol 2’ CD out by then.These will only be available from us.


So if you are even slightly interested in me popping to see you (where ever you are) please e mail me at ishmael@ishmael.org.uk and I’ll send you more info.


After a year and a half break…I really don’t need another 3 month break…Hey! I’ve even put on some new guitar strings so I really am raring to go again!


Saturday’s Praise Party

Today has been one of the most wonderful days in a year and a half.

A praise party where I can once again Sing, talk and share stories and scripture to a ‘live’ group of lovely people and at last be allowed to return to do what God has called me to do!

Those attending were praising and smiling (I even could see the smiles behind masks) and happily joining in all my songs. Of course these days l never command quite the massive audience of yesteryear, but I was so thrilled to have roughly the same amount attending as I did pre lockdown which proves people will still turn out when guests are invited to their church.

4 hour round trip and a praise party in between but thank you Lord after all this time the energy is still well and truly there. And thank you Caz and Steve for giving me the chance to have such a wonderful day today.

Oh to be back on the road again.. I even celebrated by having a motorway services pasty on the way home.

Right same again at Kettering next Saturday but with different songs of course. Can’t wait!


Prayer please

I know have requested more than my fair share of your prayers recently but for those of you do have a bit of ‘spare prayer’ time tomorrow please could you pray for my adult and children singers coming to record the BVs (backing vocals) for the Scripture Song Vol 2 album.

The children will be recording from 10-12.30 (13 tracks planned) and the adults from 12.30 onwards (12 tracks planned) I realise that makes 25 tracks and there are only 21 on the album but I would like both the children and adults to join me on a few of the tracks together.

Main prayer is please for energy for the children as recording is very tiring. Many thanks. 🙏