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livestreaming from Preston April 2020

Adventures in Mexico February 2020

2022 gigs include The Ale House, Clitheroe; The Cardwell, Adlington; Marvin’s South Bar Blackpool; The Tree House, Skipton; Tempo Wine & Ccocktails Bar, St.Anne’s; Brew & Bones, Poulton; The Inn at The Prom, Lytham.

In 2019 and 2020 (before the pandemic) I worked as a soloist on The Grand Princess for Princess Cruises travelling from San Francisco to Mexico and Hawaii. I am still registered with Holland America.

Previous gigs include playing live at Cloudspotting Festival 2017, Plungington Gin Festival 2017 and in the BBC radio tent at Lytham Festival 2017 (our third appearance this year on the Sally Naden and Bret Davison morning show). Closing Ribchester Music Festival 2015 with Sweeney Astray. I also performed as a solo artist regularly at Seafood Pub Restaurants in the north west.

Sweeney Astray played six venues over the weekend of Lancaster Music Festival October 2017. Our line up has included Katie Ritson (RNCM music graduate); Hannah Dacey (graduate of the Royal College of Music London) who plays piano, violin and double bass; Anna Ashworth (drums/percussion); bassist Shug Millidge and guitarist Jamie Brewer.

Sweeney Astray single Sunshine & Swimming/The Rooks of Kathmandu is available on bandcamp for download Bandcamp link

and on sale at Action Records in Preston…Rooks single cover 4

Sweeney Astray will next perform live at Chipping Village Hall on Saturday November the 14th…oddbar gig

mike gig1

Previously Mike has been singing and writing songs in bands going back as far as Leeds in the late 1980s…10 Ebberston

cartoon Mike

Published by mikekneafseyguitar

Musician, blogger, songwriter and guitar tutor. Full time professional musician/tutor since 2005. Originally graduated in Sociology, trained and worked as a local journalist before working in FE teaching and environmental education.

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