15 December 2010
Christmas Starts Here

Back to reality after the thoroughly enjoyable Deep Purple tour. Just like to say a big thank you to all Marillion fans around the world for the support over the last few decades and looking forward to seeing a lot of you at the conventions... 

Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year...

All the best.



I'd like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas. I'm having a quiet one hunkered down with family in my little Northamptonshire village and I'll be as happy as an idiot! I'm not finished yet though as I have 3 Christmas shows to perform - 2 in St Brides Church, Liverpool, and my last gig of the year at the Garage, Islington - all this weekend. Come and feel the love!..

Monumental thanks to all who came to Zoetemeer (possibly the best h Natural gig ever!) and Milan (arguably the most enthusiastic crowd ever!) last weekend. I remain indebted to you all.

Again, Merry Christmas, loves, and I'll see you all soon..


Right, my Christmas starts here. I had a really nice evening at the Peel last night playing the second Defence Of The Realm gig. It had character, mainly because we only managed a quick run through some of the songs in the afternoon round at Craig's place. Thanks to all involved and those of you who turned up, specially the guy from Philadelphia. Now that is commitment. 

Now I really must write my Christmas cards and feed the Goose!

Have a very Merry Christmas. 



Good to be back home after the Deep Purple tour. I've been finally getting round to scanning in and organising images from my photo archive for the Postcards from the Road photo book I've been talking about doing for the last ten years. Also trying to decide the format for my British Guitar Academy web site. The first two workshop dates are on the 5th and 12th February next year and I'm setting up in my studio at home to film some video content for the site. Any suggestions of what you'd like to see (particular songs or techniques/sounds) should be sent to info@britishguitaracademy.com

Looking forward to a great 2011!

Merry Christmas



Things are winding down for Xmas in camp Marillion. Once I’ve finished the usual rounds of Christmas drinks with the likes of PPL, FAC, MMF and any other TLA’s (3 letter acronyms) I can think of it’s off up to the snowy wilds of Northumberland for a traditional Christmas with the family. I may have to go easy on the gorging over the festive season as I’ve just found out I have a place in the London Marathon next April. I’m raising money for the NSPCC so if you are feeling charitable, as most people are at this time of year, head over to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkKe11y and be the first to sponsor me.

Have a fantastic Christmas and see you in 2011.