Gentry Morris, Kathleen Turner and myself are getting ready this afternoon to travel down to Cork to play on the Ray Darcy radio show tomorrow morning. It’s like a mini break, we’re staying in a beautiful hotel in Cork and doing a disco funk cover, which is very exciting. I have also heard rumours of Ray posing naked for a photographer at sunrise, which is, in itself, worth travelling to Cork for. So tune in guys, shame it’s radio and not tv, but there may be a web cam. Today FM, tomorrow morning, you’ll be a fool to miss it. Gentry is also weirdly excited about the train journey, he thinks it will be like the Hogwarts Express and I haven’t the courage or the heart to disillusion him.

We have been having some great gigs, The Empire in Belfast was great fun, enhanced by the bottle of pink champagne left on the stage and the flowers in the dressing room (thanks King Om and Eddie), Dolans Warehouse was a riot and we had a beautiful gig in the Roisin Dubh in Galway last night as part of the Galway Sessions Festival. People seem to be loving the new album and Gentry has been going down a storm.

I’m really looking forward to the Whelans gig as well, Keith Lawless and Dave Lawless will be joining myself and Brian Grace in the band that evening and there are a few other special guests coming along for the last song of the evening which should be memorable. Try not to miss it and if you can’t come yourself, send ten friends in your place.