Here is my painting of my childhood pal, Louie. You’ll be able to buy limited edition A5 prints of Louie from Monday.  They’ll be available at Dog’s Birthday Party in Bird’s Yard and I’ll also make some available from here.


Below is me with Louie in about 1986. Louie never like having his photo taken. He was a bit of a wimp really and was relentlessly bullied by our cat, Fritz, who would lie in wait for Louie behind an armchair and pounce as the poor daft dog walked into the room.


Louie was very excitable and we had lots of adventures. His fur was silky, but he would get big tangled lugs in his ears when we’d been out in the park. His worst quality was his love of rolling in rotten things when we were out on walks. Poor pup got hit by a car when he was seven and I was nine.

From my schoolbook – Louie and me watching Dogtanian together:


DOG unleashed 5th May!

My new single “DOG” will be unleashed on Monday 5th May! It’ll be available via iTunes and Bandcamp and you’ll also be able to follow the adventures of Pup Johnson in a new animated video. Until then, SIT.

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Easter weekend

Lots of stuff going on, this makes me very happy…

A month from today, it’s the Lyric Festival, but before that, here’s your Easter weekend sorted:

Friday: I’ll be doing a spot of guest vocals with Extra Lives at Public School Battalion’s EP launch

Saturday: You can do what you like on Saturday, you’ve earned it

Sunday: Come and see us supporting Diane Cluck at the Riverside

Monday: I’ll be telling you about my new single.