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In January we did our usual sell out Ronnie Scotts shows and throughout the year many concerts in Europe and UK.
As my son had finished GSCEs it seemed the right time to move to my partner Mark's house in Kent. Our garden was a graveyard and our neighbours a real community. In the Summer we had many more concerts around the world and much songwriting.
It was wonderful to reunite with Jimmy Somerville for an 80s revival at The Brighton Dome, dueting 'Don't Leave Me This Way' on the same bill as Boy George, my friend of old. In September I returned to my old haunt Brixton, with a concert at Mass in the crypt at St Matthews Church, with many special guests, including Ashley Slater from Freak Power.
In December we launched Cello Songs in Italy and performed three nights at the House of Jazz in Rome. We did many TV and radio shows including Christmas at The Vatican, where Enrico, Dominic Miller and I performed 'Fast Car' with an orchestra as well as many International stars, such as Dionne Warwick, who stood next to me when we were introduced to the Pope.
I shook his hand whilst the others kissed his ring. It took all year to not miss Hastings on a daily basis but we are so please we moved to the countryside.