• My time in Wolverhampton

    I cannot begin to explain the wonderful time I had at Holy Trinity Church in Wolverhampton on Sunday. I so love being back with people and doing what I believe God has STILL called me to do. It was a very large building and a very large all age congregation attended and praise God all ages included lots of children and families. For me, the bookings have been so much better than before lockdown and the great thing is I feel more relaxed being in front of people than ever before. People seem to be enjoying me…. just being me!I am still praying for more opportunities to visit more churches,…

  • The Lincoln Grapevine / One Event Celebration

    It was a wonderful time although I did feel a little ‘the odd man out standing on my lonesome’ as the rest of the day the stage was filled with great worship bands and excellent preachers. And….what I did was ah sort of different! I think I was definitely the ‘light entertainment’ of the day as all the songs I sang were pre 1985! I think I fulfilled an important role though as it was 3pm post lunch and a hot sunny afternoon. I think my job was to wake everyone up with dancing and marching songs…and I think I achieved that! Just to prove how rather different my set…

  • Next stop….Lincoln!

    Moving on (as one must) I’m now really looking forward to Saturday at Lincoln Showground to join in the 40 year celebration of Grapevine/ The One Event. Lots of well known worship leaders will be taking part and on the publicity I’ve been called a worship leader! Actually I can’t remember ever being classed as a worship leader before….I’m usually just classed as ‘Ishmael’….as no-one is quite sure what kind of songs I will be playing and singing once I get on stage … inc me!. Anyway, I will be doing a short 20 minute ‘nostalgic’ all age Praise Party but I’m also there to honour my good buddies Stuart…

  • 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…

  • 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…