Despite a great show in Manchester tonight (it really was a cracker), I’m very sad tonight. Just learnt of the passing of Welsh Rugby legend Ray Gravell. He was a wonderful man who I had met on many occasions and he always had something good to say about a song or related issues.
I had his name on a list of things to do in the sense that I was very moved by a recent interview on TV with him about his recent health issues, and I was going to send him the new album and say how much I was struck by his humility and demeanour. Can’t do it now. Really shocked by his passing, what a great gentlemen he was.