June / July

Saturday 29th June

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Made my debut at St Alban's Folk Festival where I performed two sets.  The first was at the Waterstones' book store and the second set at the White Hart Tap pub.  The entire day was greeted with glorious, hot sunny day (34 degrees) which encouraged crowds to sit under the mini umbrellas to shelter from the sun - hence no one was sitting on the benches near where I performed in this photo but instead, everybody was sitting further back enjoying the shade whilst watching my set.  Absolutely enjoyed it and grateful to the organisers for inviting me to perform.  Looking forward to returning next year.

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May

Monday 13th May

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A return trip to Toronto and was grateful to be invited as featured artist at the 'No Band Required' Open Mic.  This involved an extended set of half an hour showcasing my songs at the beginning of the evening.

Tuesday 14th May

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During my trip to Toronto, I was invited into the Song Talk Radio Studio to chat about two of my songs namely : 'Somewhere in the Mist' and 'Keeping the Score'.  The Three radio presenters delved into the nooks and crannies of the songwriting process as well as the inspirations behind the songs.  


Special thanks to Neel, Phil, Michael, Vanessa and the rest of the team at Song Talk Radio for inviting me onto the show.


You can listen to my interview by clicking on the following link:-


 https://castbox.fm/episode/Pena-Hughes-John-id1019775-id155983758?utm_campaign=a_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=a_share&country=us 

April

Sunday 21st / Monday 22nd April

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It was off to Chatham Historic Dockyard Festival of Steam and Transport where Pena made her debut performing two sets.  The first on the Sunday, the second the Bank Holiday Monday.


(Photo credit : Chris John)

Monday 29th April

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A return to The Lodge was needed to continue work on the songs that will eventually be on the album.  It does mean of course that the album completion will now need to be pushed back until 2020.  Good things come to those who wait!

March

Monday 18th March

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Finishing touches to the new song 'Mother, Mother' including the final mix at The Lodge Recording Studio.

February

Monday 4th February

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Work continues on 'Out of Sight' with the final master mix before it is ready to be released.

Thursday 14th February

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The song and video for 'Out of Sight' is released.


(Photo Credit : Louie London)

Saturday 16th February

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I made my debut in Steampunk Alley as part of the Enchanted Market (hosted by Duke Box Bedlam).


(Photo credit : Chris John)

January

Monday 14th January

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After a few month's break, it was back to The Lodge to record some new material, one of the songs in question was 'Out of Sight', which will be the next song to be released.