The Return of Emerson, Lake and Palmer 2022 USA Autumn Tour Dates

18 Nov  Philadelphia, PA2300 ArenaBuy Tickets Here
20 Nov  Jim Thorpe, PAPenn’s PeakBuy Tickets Here
22 Nov  Wayne, NJShea CenterBuy Tickets Here
23 Nov  Patchogue, NYPatchogue TheaterBuy Tickets Here
25 Nov  New York, NYTown HallBuy Tickets Here
26 Nov  New Haven, CTCollege St. Music HallBuy Tickets Here
27 Nov  Boston, MAWilbur TheatreBuy Tickets Here
01 Dec  St, Charles, ILArcada TheatreBuy Tickets Here
02 Dec  Des Plaines, ILDes Plaines TheatreBuy Tickets Here
03 Dec  Akron, OHThe Goodyear TheaterBuy Tickets Here

Carl Palmer UK Tour

I’m currently on the road with Carl Palmer. Check out the tour dates below:

31 Mar  Birmingham, EnglandO2 Academy 
01 Apr  Holmfirth, EnglandPicturedromeBuy Tickets Here
02 Apr  Sheffield, EnglandHRH Festival 
03 Apr  Colchester, EnglandArts CentreBuy Tickets Here
06 Apr  Milton Keynes, EnglandThe StablesBuy Tickets Here
07 Apr  Southampton, England1865Buy Tickets Here
08 Apr  Haslemere, EnglandHaslemere HallBuy Tickets Here
09 Apr  Devizes, EnglandCorn ExchangeBuy Tickets Here
10 Apr  Exeter, EnglandCorn ExchangeBuy Tickets Here
11 Apr  Falmouth, EnglandPavilionBuy Tickets Here
14 Apr  Norwich, EnglandEpic StudiosBuy Tickets Here
15 Apr  Canterbury, EnglandWestgate Hall 
17 Apr  Hull, EnglandHessle Town HallBuy Tickets Here
18 Apr  Kinross, ScotlandThe Green HotelBuy Tickets Here
19 Apr  Kinross, ScotlandThe Green HotelBuy Tickets Here
20 Apr  Wolverhampton, EnglandThe Robin 2Buy Tickets Here
21 Apr  Leamington Spa, EnglandThe AssemblyBuy Tickets Here
22 Apr  London, EnglandMoved to 26 Apr – 226 Club – Tickets transferable to new date/venue – see belowBuy Tickets Here
24 Apr  Fletching, EnglandTrading BoundariesBuy Tickets Here
26 Apr  London, England229 ClubBuy Tickets Here
27 Apr  Wimborne, EnglandTivoli TheatreBuy Tickets Here
29 Apr  Durham, EnglandNorthern Kin FestivalBuy Tickets Here

The Dwarf Planets Suite

My brand new album The Dwarf Planets Suite has now been completed and has been pressed up ready for sale. It will shortly also be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and all other online music retailers. Here is a little about the album.

“In 2016 I released a cover album of Gustav Holst’s ‘The Planets Suite’ which was recreated with an orchestra of bass guitars. The Dwarf Planets Suite is my follow up in which I have composed music for 9 of our solar systems dwarf planets, such as Pluto, Ceres and Haumea. Each dwarf planet, the the planets, is named after a different mythological character, mostly from the roman pantheon but some from native religions such as from Easter Island and the Tongva tribe of southern California. The album comprises interweaving bass and chapman stick parts which make up a string orchestra.

You can check out my playalong for the Dwarf Overture here:

Celestial Fire live in the UK

“Iona co-founder Dave Bainbridge’s band Celestial Fire will be back for 3 UK dates in September:

13th The Jubilee Centre, Bradford, West Yorkshire

15th Trading Boundaries, Fletching, Sussex,…/celestial-fire-sep…

30th The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, Kent

Don’t miss the chance to see this amazing group of world class musicians come together and set the stage alight with music from Dave’s solo albums, Iona and the forthcoming Celestial Fire debut studio album.

‘An absolutely epic evening watching the Celestial Fire band play the most intricately beautiful music. Incredible musicians. Unmissable.’ ”


Dates for our fall tour:

Sat. 10-06-18 Buffalo NY Tralf Music Hall
Wed. 10-10-18 Westbury NY The Space at Westbury
Thu. 10-11-18 Bay Shore NY Boulton Center
Fri. 10-12-18 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Sun. 10-14-18 Quebec, Canada Salle Jean
Mon. 10-15-18 Montreal Canada Club Soda
Wed. 10-17-18 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater
Thu. 10-18-18 Derry NH Tupelo Music Hall
Sat. 10-20-18 Hopewell VA Beacon Theatre
Sun. 10-21-18 New York NY Iridium Jazz Club
Mon. 10-22-18 New York NY Iridium Jazz Club
Tue. 10-23-18 New York NY Iridium Jazz Club
Wed. 10-24-18 Warrendale PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Thu. 10-25-18 Louisville KY Zanzabar
Fri. 10-26-18 Kent OH Kent Stage
Sun. 10-28-18 Westland MI Token Lounge
Tue. 10-30-18 Minneapolis MN Dakota Jazz Club
Thu. 11-01-18 Edwardsville IL Wildey Theatre
Fri 11-02-18 Arcada Theatre St Charles, IL
Sat. 11-03-18 Fort Wayne IN The Clyde Theatre
Sun 11-04-18 Indianapolis IN The Irving Theater

Full Transcription for “Mercury, The Winged Messenger”

You can now view the full seven bass guitar transcription of the first track from my new album “The Planets Suite”.

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Mercury, The Winged Messenger Full Transcription


For those of you who’ve enjoyed the tabs that are available on my website and feel they’d like to make a donation I’ve created a button below. All contributions great and small will be warmly received!


“The Planets Suite” is now available!

Simon Fitzpatrick – “The Planets Suite”

“Voyage through the solar system from Mercury to Neptune with the bass guitar as your guide!

“Simon Fitzpatrick has reinterpreted Gustav Holst’s classical masterwork through the medium of his own instrument, the bass guitar. Multi-layered basses are supported by Chapman Stick and Minitaur Synthesizer to create a brand new vision of the British composer’s much loved celestial suite. The many timbres available on the bass guitar are used to emulate the various orchestral departments which are so well exploited in the composer’s original arrangement. In “The Planets Suite” Fitzpatrick deploys the full range of his technique to create all the colours and moods evocative of our planetary neighbours, veering between layered grooves, soulful melodies, virtuosic flourishes and atmospheric soundscapes.”



Download “The Planets Suite” Album from these sites and more:

Google Play

CDs available here.

Track Listing:
1. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
2. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
4. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician
7. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic