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Thursday 15th February 2024

Eltham Jazz Club,  Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, London SE9 2PE

Doors open 7.15, music 8 – 10.30 pm

Wednesday 7th February 2024

Clerkenwell Artslab at the Betsey Trotwood, 8pm.

Performing live debut of new single ‘Don’t Take the Future Away’, alongside John Hegley and Diego Jones and the Good Fairy.

Monday 29th – Saturday 3rd August 2022 – a week at Brasserie Zedel, Piccadilly Circus, London   

With a changing band of top jazz session musicians, I will be playing a week of French and English jazz standards, in the beautiful grand Brasserie at Zedel. Delicious french bistro classics and a great atmosphere.

Booking required.

23rd July 2022 – Jonathan’s birthday party in Bristol 
Let me know if you’d like me to play at your party!


Tuesday 19th July 2022 – Twinings Tea Conference, Berkshire

We can play at your conference or evening party or lead a musical workshop.

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Saturday 2nd July 2022 – Archduke, Waterloo
Concert Approach, London SE1
With a great band of Andy Hamill – bass, Mike Outram – guitar, Julian Fenton – drums, Mike Gorman – piano.
Playing groovy jazz and classic pop songs from my new album of covers ‘Other People’s Songs’ (see
Free entry to have a drink or dinner. Booking recommended –
Friday 17th June 2022 Puppet Barge Theatre, Little Venice, London

Duo with me on guitar and Andy Hamill on bass and harmonica, in this really beautiful barge venue in scenic Little Venice. Raked seating for 40 and a little bar. A lovely venue not to be missed. The only gig of my own songs currently this year, I will be playing my favourites from all my albums, and telling the stories behind some of the lyrics. Plus a selection from my new album ‘Other People’s Songs’.

£13/ £10 concessions.




March and July 2021 – South Lawns Hotel, Hampshire outdoor performances, with Andy Hamill on bass

2021 Lockdown special: The Janice Long Show, BBC Radio Wales.  Specially recorded live versions of my songs and chat with the legend that is Janice Long.

Tuesday 28th April 2020 – Clerkenwell Artslab with John Hegley and Diego Jones and the Good Fairy – on Facebook

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I’ll be playing a few of my songs with Andy Hamill on bass and our daughter Ruby on violin.

A virtual version of my favourite night out at the Betsey Trottwood in Clerkenwell, featuring the amazing tonic that is poet and musician John Hegley, plus warmth and comic songs from hosts Diego Jones and the Good Fairy, and other special guests. There will be humour and poetry and music and virtual fairy cakes!

Voluntary Paypal donations for the performers.

Monday 27th April 2020

Brixton Bookjam, featuring Stuart Maconie. An uplifting and stimulating evening of writers reading short extracts from their new books. A regular live event in Brixton, London, brought to you by the power of the internet. I will be singing a couple of songs with Andy Hamill on bass and our daughter Ruby on violin, between 8 and 9pm.

Watch on Zoom:

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Monday 20th April 2020 – The Green Note, Camden, London – cancelled 

Double bill with Ben Sures from Alberta, Canada. We had a great gig together 2 years ago – he’s great and really good fun – and I was looking forward to singing some backing vocals on his great songs.

See his website

LOCKDOWN LONDON from 20th March 2020


Monday 16th March 2020

The Troubadour, Earl’s Court, London, with Andy Hamill on bass and Justin Woodward on percussion. My originals and classic songs.


The Archduke Winebar – singing my favourite jazz standards and classic pop songs, with Simon Wallace on piano


Sunday 1st September 2019

A double bill at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Common, 1-3 pm with our great friends from Brooklyn New York, Kenny Young and the Eggplants, fresh from their annual run at Edinburgh Festival.

This will be great fun and we will carry on socialising on Clapham Common afterwards if the weather is good so please join us there too.

Friday 30th August 2019

Esplanade Club, Watchet, West Somerset

A double bill and collaboration with our dear friend Phil Harrison, former member of the Korgis, long time musical partner of the late violinist Stuart Gordon and former Island Records artist.

June 2019

Black Dog Village Hall, nr Exeter, Devon, with Anna Tanvir

Dartmeet, Dartmoor, with Anna Tanvir, and also with Andy Williamson and friends.



Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th September 2018 – with Mean Mary!

Teaming up once again with my friend from Nashville, Mean Mary James, who is the opposite of mean! Looking forward to seeing her and her Mom and co-writer Jean James as they tour the UK.

On Tuesday 25th September we are doing a triple bill at the Mid Wales Arts Centre, involving much collaboration, with our old friend  Jeb Loy Nichols, originally from Missouri, so expect some true Americana from both of them. Mid Wales Arts Centre, Maesmawr, Caesws, Newtown SY17 5SB  phone 01686 688369

Then on Thursday 27th September she and I are doing another double bill at London’s best acoustic venue, The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7AN. Andy Hamill will be joining us on bass and harmonica and various foot percussion.


Saturday 16th June 2018 – Rockhampton Folk Festival

Rockhampton is a lovely village 15 miles north of Bristol, 2 miles from Thornbury GL13 9DX.

I will be playing as part of a great line-up including BBC Gloucester presenter and singer-songwriter Johnny Coppin and flautist Nicky Woodward. Doors open at 2.30 with music from 3 – 8pm. Great local food and drink available on site.

Saturday 9th June 2018 – Vamos, Crete

daytime singing workshop (please email me for details)

plus evening gig at the lovely Hasomeri in Vamos, outdoor courtyard venue with delicious local food and raki!

Tuesday 8th May 2018 – Southend Jazz Club 8pm

with Justin Woodward on vibes and Mike Outram on guitar, plus as ever Andy Hamill on bass. Playing a selection of the classic songs I am currently finishing recording – standards, pop and singer-songwriter classics – plus songs from my own original back catalogue.

Thursday 7th September 2017

UTTER! Luton -hosted by poet Lee Nelson – (friend of fellow Luton native John Hegley)

at the Hat Factory on Thursday 7th September 2017 – Doors 7.30pm – Show 8pm – £5 to get in (or £3 concessions).  This is how they describe it:

‘this time our cool and groovy cross-fertilisation continues with acts encountered through the THRIVE competition and the SoulFoodPoetry Collective’s KnockKnock events coming to the UTTER! Lutonia stage.  Onwards, upwards, crosswards, inwards and outwards – is there anyway Luton’s secret soul can fail to grow?’

Sunday 3rd September 2017 – Omnibus – not to be missed!

Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Old Town, London SW4

7.30 pm

double bill – Andy Hamill and me, with the fantastic Kenny Young and the Eggplants from Brooklyn New York

Among their biggest fans are Tom Robinson and Alexander McCall Smith.

See the Tom Robinson Show on BBC 6Music for a taster life performance the night before (Saturday 2nd August) for tickets – £5 under 25’s and £10 adults


Kenny Young and the Eggplants/Rebecca Hollweg Double Bill


August 2017

A small tour of the Gers region of South West France, featuring Andy Hamill on bass, plus very special guest singer Natacha Atlas:

Wednesday 9th August Near CONDOM (house concert – email me for details if you would like to come)

Thursday 10th August Les Celtes de Gascogne, JEGUN

Friday 11th August – Le Maska – art gallery (email me for details if you would like to come)


Thursday 25th May 2017

The Ivy House, Nunhead, London, SE15 3BE

With novelist Beatrice Parvin, performing the song she commissioned from me for ‘Captain Swing and The Blacksmith’, her folk novel with CD soundtrack.

Readings from the novel, praised for ‘the musicality and lyricism of its language’, with traditional and contemporary folk songs featuring award-winning folk singer Emmie Ward, accordionist Pete Watson and violinist Frank Biddulph.

7.30 pm £5


Sunday lunchtime 2nd April 2017

In a rare outing with my full band, playing once again at London’s famous 606 Club, celebrating 40 years as the best jazz club in London. Lovely home cooked food and a great atmosphere. Sunday lunchtimes positively welcome kids, and there are nice nachos and a big fish tank in the bar. It’s great to draw the band – who will be Andy Hamill on bass, Phil Peskett on piano, Justin Woodard on drums and Phil Stevenson on guitar.

1.30-3.30 pm  Booking at or 0207 352 5953

90 Lots Road, London SW10 OQD 


Monday 27th March 2017

I am playing at Camberwell Arts Lab (formerly John Hegley’s evening), The Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell.

An uplifting evening of music, poetry, experimental art happenings and fairy cakes (plus a few dancing tunes at the end), hosted warmly by the excellent Diego Jones and the Good Fairy. Always a real tonic.

56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 3BL

8.30 pm £8 on the door

Sunday 26th March 2017

Benefit concert with various artists for refugees in Greece, Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill 7pm.

Playing my own songs, and also a song written specially for Beatrice Parvin’s book and CD publication ‘Captain Swing and the Blacksmith’ – full performance on Thursday 25th May at The Ivy House. Details above..

Monday 6th March 2017

The Bow Wow Shop at Omnibus arts centre, Clapham, London SW4

Drawing on my West Somerset upbringing and years of walking on the Quantocks, I am playing a segment of this  evening on Samuel Taylor Coleridge curated by Michael Glover, poet and art critic for The Independent. Featuring my own ‘Somerset’ song, another  by BBC Radio 2 award-winning Somerset folk singer Ange Hardy, and a specially commissioned sea shanty on verses from The Ancient Mariner. With Andy Hamill on bass and Frank Biddulph on violin.

Tuesday 29th November 2016

My first gig in Paris – with Andy Hamill on bass.

Angora Bar, 3 bvd Richard Lenoir, Paris 11 at 8.30pm

Many thanks to Karel Beer.

Monday 7th November 2016

I will be singing as part of an evening of work by my lifelong companion – Edward Lear – at Omnibus, Clapham Common, London SW4

Hosted by poet and writer Michael Glover.


Friday 21st October 2016

A double bill with Canadian singer-songwriter Ben Sures – dubbed ‘a modern-day Paul Simon’.

An intimate and cheerful evening! 8-11pm.

The Glebe House, 6 Rectory Grove, Clapham Old Town London SW4

Tickets £12


Thursday 8th September 2016

STROUD, Gloucestershire – a concert with Andy Hamill and a fine band of Stroud musicians – a first set from me and then a jazz jam session, where I’ll also be singing some of other people’s songs….

8.30 pm at Stroud Valley Artspace, 4 John St, GL5 2HA

£5 (£3 performers)


Sunday 7th August 2016

Les Celtes de Gascogne, JEGUN, FRANCE

A lunchtime concert with Andy Hamill on bass, Samy Bishai on violin and guest appearances by Ruby Hamill and world music star Natacha Atlas.

12.00 – 1.30


Friday 1st July 2016

DODO, Großbeerenstraße 32, 10965 Berlin-Kreuzberg BERLIN

I’m very happy to be off to Berlin for a few days and doing this small gig at the lovely Dodo.

I’m playing a short set at 10.40pm and will be accompanied by my old friend and former Guildhall School Jazz Course colleague Rainer Fox on soprano saxophone.


Saturday 25th June 2016

The Bandstand, Croissant Neuf, The Green Fields, Glastonbury Festival

With Andy Hamill on bass (and guest appearances from Ruby Hamill on violin and Esmé Vost on backing vocals).

I’m really excited to be playing my first Glastonbury Festival gig, thanks to the lovely people at Croissant Neuf. If you are going to be there please come down and see us. The stage is solar-powered and by chance I have landed in the green area of the festival, which suits me fine.


Saturday 21st May 2016 – Concertwindow – live concert broadcast from London with Mean Mary a Nashville-style singer-songwriters in the round, swapping tunes with Mary James, Nashville singer, guitarist, fiddler and banjo-player, beamed to you from our house in London. It will be an elegant pyjama party, with the chance to request songs and get prizes for tipping! A first for me, but should be fun.


Sunday 15th May 2016 – The Green Note, Camden, London NW1 – double bill with Mean Mary from Nashville

Having met whilst sharing an evening here last year, we are teaming up again for another double bill, this time joining each other on a couple of songs which will be good fun. Mean Mary James has been playing professional bluegrass banjo and singing since she was a child and her family had their own TV show in the USA. She also writes thrillers with her Mum. Check out the great song video to go with her new novel.

With Andy Hamill on bass.

8.30 pm £10


Saturday 9th April 2016 – The Glebe House, Clapham, London SW4

I’m playing as a duo with Andy Hamill on bass, harmonica and other surprises at this beautiful Georgian house in Clapham Old Town, a hidden part of South London.

London Cocktails and Events will be serving their delicious mohitos amongst other things, and the ticket includes a free cocktail on arrival.

8-11pm £15 including a cocktail – ticket link here

The Glebe House, 6 Rectory Grove, London SW4 ODZ

10 minutes walk from Clapham Common tube and a bus ride from Clapham Junction.


2016 Australian appearances with Julian Ferraretto and Elizabeth McCall:

Sunday 21st February – Wolseley Wines, Anglesea, Victoria

Wednesday 24th February – Open Studio, Melbourne

Friday 26th February – Blackwood Anglican Church, Adelaide


Sunday 24th January 2016

A pop-up from the 606 Club, round the corner at the Chelsea Theatre – an acoustic set with Andy Hamill on bass

6.45-8.00 pm

Sunday 6th December – the 606 Club – lunchtime

A gig with the full band at the wonderful and never-changing 606 Club off the Embankment in Chelsea, London
‘The best jazz club in London’, Jamie Cullum.

1.30 pm for one long set, great food, and nachos for the kids – who are welcome. Big fish tank in the bar to look at too.

Date correction!! – Friday 20th November – on TV!

THIS Friday everyone in our house is on TV – Andy (Hamill) is playing live with Eska on the Mercury Music Prize on BBC4, and I am with my band (including Andy – it’s pre-recorded) on The Ayala Show on Irish TV.

It will be on Friday at 10pm on IRISH TV with a repeat on Sunday at 5.30pm.

The channel can be found either on SKY191 for those that have SKY in the UK and Ireland, or for anyone outside the UK and Ireland or without SKY it can be streamed live on (just choose the ‘watch live here’ tab 3’rd in from the left). The full episode should then be available on catch up about a week later.

Once the show has been broadcast the song videos as well as some interview clips will become available within a few days on the Ayala Show YouTube channel:

I will be watching the two programmes simultaneously

Friday 7th August 2015 – 2 festivals on the same day!
Please come and say hello if you are there…..
Wickham Festival, near Fareham, Hampshire – 12.30-1.00 2nd Big Top Stage. With Andy Hamill on bass.

Fieldview Festival, near Chippenham, Wiltshire
19.00-19.40 ‘Dr Dreadnaught’s Vaporium and Coffeehouse’, in the village area. With Andy Hamill on bass.

Sunday 21st June 2015
Rockhampton Festival, Rockhampton, near Bristol
Gig at 6pm, morning Songwriting workshop 10.30-12 am

I’ve been invited to play again this year in Vamos, Western Crete.
Please contact for tickets.

Friday 29th May 2015 8pm
Dinner and Concert with Rebecca and Andy at Loutro Taverna, Old National Road, (between Vrises and Agia Pandes. Lovely venue and great food, and there’s a sofa for kids to fall asleep on.
Saturday 30th May 2015 10.30-12.30
A morning singing workshop with Rebecca at The Old School, Vamos

Sunday 31st May 2015 12.00
Lunchtime concert with Rebecca and friends at Dourakis Winery, (friends being Andy, Phil Harrison, John and Alison and maybe the odd Cat or two!)

Monday 20th April 2015

Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel
20 Sherwood Street, London WC1 Tel 020 7734 4888
The most central location at Piccadilly Circus for this beautiful brasserie.
2 sets from 8pm in the cabaret room, with Andy Hamill on bass

Tuesday 24th March 2015
The 606 Club
Tel 0207 352 5953 to book a table
London’s best jazz club with great food. Musicians can drink at the bar. A gig with the band – Andy Hamill on bass, Phil Peskett on piano and Justin Woodward on drums.

Monday 23rd February 2015
Appearing as a guest of poet John Hegley
Upstairs at The Betsey Trottwood,
8.30pm. Tickets £8 on the door.
A great night out, with poetry, humour, music and surprises.

Sunday 1st February 2015
Twickfolk, The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road TW1 3SZ. Music starts 7.45pm
A return visit to this lovely, long-established folk club in South West London. With Andy Hamill on double bass, harmonica and various other instruments.

Sunday 23rd November 2014
At The Cavendish Arms, 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, SW8 2HJ.
The full band playing the songs from the new album ‘Country Girl’.
Doors open 6.30, music 7.30-8.30 pm, then a party till closing time. There is a lovely back room with a stage, and we have the whole pub.
Tickets £5 on the door.

Monday 3rd November 2014
Cauldron, Upstairs at The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Road, Islington, N1 1DF
A solo set as part of an evening of music and readings, with a lovely, listening atmosphere.

Sunday October 5th 2014
Kate Dimbleby and Friends, at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St, Soho, London W1
As guest singing my own songs and a duet with Kate Dimbleby, a great singer and interpreter of songs.

Thursday 15th May 2014
The Green Note, Camden, London.
I’m excited to have been asked to play a double bill at the lovely Green Note in Camden Parkway, with Nashville singer-songwriter ‘Mean Mary’, who has famous fans across the American music scene. Check out the entry on the Green Note website
Music starts at 8.30 and features a set from each of us. Tickets are £8 advance from
Andy Hamill will be joining me on bass.

Wednesday 9th April 2014
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
I’m very happy to be playing at this lovely theatre venue, the first time I’ve played in Aberdeen since supporting Roger McGuinn of The Byrds in 2002 and Paul Carrack in 2003, at The Aberdeen Music Hall.
Tickets £8.00 from
With the two Scottish members of my band Tom Gordon on drums and Andy Hamill on bass.
Doors open 7.30 and there is a support from Aberdeen singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo.

Saturday 29th March 2014
Private house concert, Bristol

Monday 17th March 2014
Guest of poet and musician John Hegley at his monthly Betsey Trottwood night.
The Betsey Trottwood, Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell.

Monday 27th January 2014
Guest of poet and musician John Hegley at his monthly Betsey Trottwood night.
The Betsey Trottwood, Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell.

Wednesday 18th December 2013
Brompton Hospital, London SW3

Monday 2nd December 2013
Special double bill with Elizabeth McCall, Upstairs at the Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3BL,with Julian Ferraretto on violin and Andy Hamill on bass.
Seating at little candlelit tables.
Tickets £8 on the door. 8pm (doors open 7.30)
Bar and food available downstairs.

Monday 21st September 2013
With John Hegley and Friends at The Betsey Trottwood, Clerkenwell, 8.30pm

Wednesday 5th June 2013
BBC Radio London 94.9 on the Simon Lederman Show
10 pm – playing live with Andy Hamill on bass, and chat with Simon Lederman

Sunday 23rd June 2013
The Gladstone, 64 Lant Street, London SE1 1QN
This is a lovely music pub in Borough and is highly recommended by fellow musicians.
8.15 pm for half an hour, with Andy Hamill on bass. Part of an evening of music.

The Gladstone Arms, Borough

Monday 24th June 2013
Appearing as a guest of John Hegley at the Betsey Trottwood, Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London.
An evening of poetry, laughter and music hosted by the People’s Laureate – takes place on the 4th Monday of every month. From 8pm.

Sunday 30th June 2013
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St, Soho, London W1
A return to the Pizza after many years. Rebecca’s last gig here was in the old club.
She will be playing with a full band – Andy Hamill on bass, Phil Peskett on piano, Mike Outram on guitar and Justin Woodward on drums.
It’s also her birthday – so we’ll have a fun evening.
(Book early to get a reduced ticket price.)

Wednesday 6th March 2013
National Theatre Foyer concert
with Phil Peskett on piano, Justin Woodward on percussion and Andy Hamill on bass
5.45-7.15 pm
Free admission and a great gig to take children to.

Monday 28th January 2013
606 Club, 90 Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 OQD
A rare appearance with the full band who appear on Rebecca’s two albums (with Justin Woodward on drums and percussion).
A farewell gig for now with Julian Ferraretto who is going to be based back in Australia from February. He’ll be back later in the year and we’ll play dates with him whenever he’s over here.
At 8.30 pm for 2 x 45 minute sets.
The club has a supper licence so you need to have some of their delicious home-cooked French cooking to drink alcohol.
020 7352 5953

Sunday 30th September 2012
Guests of John Hegley at the beautiful Keats’ House, Hampstead, London NW3, as part of his poet-in-residence season. Concert 5.30-7.30 pm

Saturday 29th September 2012
Pembury Old Church, Tunbridge Wells. An evening concert with Andy Hamill on bass and Julian Ferraretto on violin.
7.30pm. Tickets from the pharmacy and post office.

Monday 24th September 2012

The Betsey Trottwood, Farringdon Road. Guest at John Hegley’s monthly night of poetry and music upstairs in this lovely pub. A very relaxed and good fun evening. £8

Wednesday 15th August 2012
Double bill with Jeb Loy Nichols, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws. 8pm
Saturday 14th July 2012
Cothay Manor. Evening concert at this ancient manor house and exquisite gardens Greenham, Nr Wellington, Somerset TA21 OJR, phone: 01823 672283.
7pm. Bring a picnic and a rug.
Friday 13th July 2012
Latitude Festival, Suffolk. In the Woods stage, 6pm.

Friday 29th June 2012
Double bill with Julian Ferraretto at The Pheasantry, King’s Road, London SW3

Saturday 16th June 2012
The Pumphouse, Aledburgh Festival Fringe, Suffolk with Andy Hamill on bass

Sunday 10th June
Keats’ House, Hampstead, London NW3. John Hegley’s poet-in-residence concert. With Andy Hamill on bass.