Monday, 30th December 2019 in Other

It is with deep sorrow and great sadness that we have to announce the death of Neil James Innes on 29th December 2019. We have lost a beautiful kind, gentle soul whose music and songs touched the heart of everyone and whose intellect and search for truth inspired us all. He died of natural causes […]


Thursday, 21st July 2016 in France

We ARE getting on with things! We ARE catching up with your orders – THANK YOU for your patience… Here’s a little announcement I made for … MORE soon… xx N

Almost there…

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 in France, Other

We should be moving into the new house tomorrow. Looking forward to setting up the studio. Lots of new songs to record. Keep visiting the site… but right now it’s bed time.

We are moving…

Wednesday, 9th March 2016 in France, Other

We are moving… Heaven and Earth – not really – just boxes and boxes of stuff – so keeping posts up to date will be impossible for a few more weeks! Please don’t think too harshly of us – this site WILL be vibrant and FUN really soon – the day after tomorrow…

Happy New 2016

Friday, 22nd January 2016 in Other

Here we are again – another year, another update – I had hoped to post something sooner but… anyway… THIS YEAR my resolution is to make this new site almost worth visiting on a regular basis! THIS YEAR a DVD of Innes Book of Records Series 1 is planned – AND – the first “Sides” […]

Thanks – The Rutles Tour

Friday, 18th December 2015 in Other

THANK YOU all who came to see The Rutles this month! Who can forget Elliott Randall’s guitar duelling with Ken Thornton on “Hey Mister”?  Who can deny the masterly playing of “Wahey” Jay Goodrich on bass and “Deep” Phil Jackson on keyboards?  Who would want to remember John Halsey’s [B. Wom] Wonderful Wonder  “Christmas Spectacular”? […]


Thursday, 29th October 2015 in Other

Hello – we’re still tinkering with this and that – meanwhile, for anyone who still needs proof that nostalgia is not what it used to be, here is the link to  You can also find it automatically saved on “Noticeboard”.  You can return to anytime via the Tab – back arrow – method of […]


Wednesday, 28th October 2015 in Other

Hello – we’re still tinkering with this and that – meanwhile, for anyone who still needs proof that nostalgia is not what it used to be, here is the link to  You can also find it automatically saved on “Noticeboard”.  You can return to anytime via the Tab – back arrow – method […]


Wednesday, 28th October 2015 in Other

Hello, we’re still working on this and that – for those of you who want proof that nostalgia is not what it used to be, here is the link to – and if that doesn’t work, you can find it on “Noticeboard”. Then you can return to by using the “tab”  – […]

Guernsey Literary Festival

Wednesday, 14th October 2015 in Other

First the clutch went in the Espace, then we had to get up at 5am the next morning to catch the boat. Then there was a problem with the hotel when we finally got to Guernsey ,which is actually rather lovely-with lots of sandy beaches and cobbled streets.               […]

Bonnie Rose

Friday, 2nd October 2015 in Other

Bonnie Rose was the author of the site – highly intelligent, funny and a very real human being. She was a genius with computers.  Her graphics were stunning and although we tried to give as much information as we could, it was Bonnie’s design work, as well as the many of hours of research […]


Friday, 25th September 2015 in Other

AT LONG LAST! After much dithering and wondering – and actual doing things to do – here is the NEW website: not completely new and not quite complete – but PLEASE LOOK AROUND. Assisted by Max -Yvonne and I will be filling in gaps and keeping things up to date on a regular basis – […]

FolkEast 2015

Sunday, 13th September 2015 in Other

FOLK EAST 22nd August Photo by Barry Burns Bostjan Gombac, Mark Griffith,  John Halsey, Elliott Randal, Neil at… Folkeast – the fabulous Suffolk Folk Festival literally just down the road from where we live. This is folk in its widest sense embracing all kinds of music. Invited to take part, Neil called on his friends […]

Liverpool 28th and 29th August – part of Beatle Week

Saturday, 29th August 2015 in Other

Liverpool is rapidly changing.  From the roads to the buildings to the venues to the shops – things are smartening up.   No empty or derelict shops here. The shopping centre literally buzzes with the sound of high heels and card machines.  Passing The Cavern, there are crowds of mainly Taiwanese tourists – proving that […]

Slapstick Silent Film Festival 2015

Monday, 26th January 2015 in Tours & Gigs

The Slapstick Festival is a fabulous weekend of mainly silent films shown on a big screen with live music. It attracts huge enthusiastic audiences and this year featured classic Laurel and Hardy films as well as Buster Keaton’s ‘Seven Chances’ with pianist Rick Wakeman accompanying the film. photo by David Christie There were interviews with […]

France – 12th January 2015

Monday, 12th January 2015 in France - 2014/15

And we were leaving. A short drive ahead just to get us to Le Couvent – an old convent turned into a bijou chambre d’hote. On the way we visited Clermont L’herault for old times sake. We went there first about 10 years ago to visit a close friend . Then we went with the […]

France – 11th January 2015

Sunday, 11th January 2015 in France - 2014/15

Last day here – washing cleaning etc s have to say cant get much enthusiasm up for it. Around 8.30 sun rises again throwing a golden glow over everything and we realise again why this part of the world is so appealing. Freedon, egalite fraternite – this is what has horrified everyone about the shooting […]

France – 10th January 2015

Saturday, 10th January 2015 in France - 2014/15

To Aubagne to look at a huge potery- Ravel. Took under an hour and was well worth it. In spite of articles to the contrary Aubagne turned out to be pleasant enough. There was a good fruit and veg market and lots of outdoor cafes which were well peopled as it was windy but warm. […]

France – 9th January 2015

Friday, 9th January 2015 in France - 2014/15

Today I took Neil into Brignoles centre. He loved it – was thinking there would be a market but tomorrow so might repeat the performance then. Had a café au lait in a small bar still with all the Christmas decorations up. If you wanted a croissant – you went next door and brought it […]