Michael Weston King

New MWK video, new MDC shows, Christmas 2022

01 Nov, 2022

Hi all

We have a few quick announcements we want to share with you so sending out a second, brief message for the Autumn season.

Firstly, we’d love for everyone to check out the new video that has just been made for the song The Hardest Thing Of All, taken from the new MWK solo album, The Struggle.

It is a powerful video to accompany the strong and pertinent message in the song. Please watch, comment and share.

And for those of you in The Midlands, and also on the south coast, Michael will be performing that song, along with all the songs on the new album, plus many more from the back catalogue on;


In between those shows is a short tour of Spain (see below)

Full details at michaelwestonking.com


There are just 2 more MDC shows in November. We return to the Isle of Wight on November 4th and play in Somerset November 5th, and yes, before you ask, we will be playing Indoor Fireworks at both these shows.

if not booked already and are planning to come, please do so ASAP. Ticket links below.

Fri Nov 4th
Newport, Isle of Wight – Quay Arts 

Sat Nov 5th
Wiveliscombe, Somerset – Wiveliscombe Community Centre

We have had some wonderful nights on this ‘Off The Beaten Track” tour and taken in some wonderful sights. If you live in a more remote part of the country, let us know, or better still set up a show. We’ll be there.

Here is a review from the Maidenhead show recently.


We are delighted to announce a new date for South Yorkshire.

We know there was confusion over the Sheffield show earlier in the year, and our apologies for that. We are hoping that this will compensate, as we bring the ‘Country Darkness/Christmas Light’ show to the beautiful Cubley Hall in Penistone.

A stunning and perfect setting for such a show.

Tickets are on sale now here and further details here.

Tickets for all the December Christmas shows are on sale now. Please book early. Ticket links and more details here.

If you want to hear MDC perform a favourite Christmas song, send in your requests here.

Songs by Joni Mitchell, Merle Haggard, The Band, Willie Nelson, and Alan Hull/Lindisfarne are already in the set.

Thanks everyone, keep well, keep warm and we will see you at a show in the coming weeks.

Thanks as ever for your support, and please, book early for these shows if you can. It makes huge difference to venues, promoters and us humble singers of songs.

Our love,
Lou & Michael

My Darling Clementine / Michael Weston King Autumn Newsletter

20 Sep, 2022

Hi everyone,

We hope this finds you well.

Now things have cooled down a little, it is time to get back on the road.

This Autumn is all about playing live and introducing some new songs to you.

We will be out on tour across Germany, Holland, and the UK, while Michael will also be playing some solo shows, in Spain and England.

For the MDC shows we are going to bring some older songs to the stage, ones we have never played live before but have had requests to do so. So, if there is a song you’d like to hear, but have never seen us do it live before, then drop us a line.

Also we plan to share some brand new songs that we are preparing for the next album.

And some songs we just want to sing for the sheer joy of it. Not ours, just some we love and want to share with you.

There will still be room for some of our favourite Elvis Costello songs from the Country Darkness album. Talking of which, for those of you who missed the shows in July with Steve Nieve, here are three short clips from Facebook filmed at the show in Liverpool.

Either Side Of The Same Town

I Felt The Chill Before The Winter Came

April 5th

The graphics below highlight all the shows we will be playing.  Please book early if can. Order tickets now from the links below.

The praise continues to roll in for Michael’s solo album, The StruggleThis recently from Philadelphia:

“The Struggle is an album that should be considered one of the elite singer-songwriter records of the still relatively young 21st century”
Charlie Ricci – Philadelphia Inquirer

You can read the full review here.

This from Heaven Magazine in Holland:

“The Struggle is a rain shower full of hardships that still feels wonderfully rewarding.”
4/5**** Heaven (Netherlands) 

Full review below:

This from French magazine Cri du Coyote:

“The themes are heavy but written and performed with grace and conviction.
With this album, MWK, a mature man at the peak of his art, he comes dizzyingly close to matching Elvis Costello”

Full review here.

If you have not yet heard the album then you can stream, download, or buy the cd here.

As ever the cd is beautifully packaged. Comes in a matt digi-pack format, with 12 page lyric book

All CD copies bought via the MWK web site will be signed and personalised as requested.

The album will also be on sale too at all upcoming shows.

Sadly, due to cost and time constraints, there are no immediate plans for the album to be released, yet, on vinyl. In time we hope to do so.

The album will also be on sale at all shows including the solo shows where he will play ALL of the album in its entirety. He will be joined by the brilliant Clovis Philips on guitars, mandolin and keys. Once again, please book early. UK ticket links below:


Then into December, we end the year with a seasonal show,  ‘COUNTRY DARKNESS CHRISTMAS LIGHT’  It will feature a number of the Costello songs, favourites and obscurities from our back catalogue as well as some of our favourite Christmas songs from the pen of such writers as Willie Nelson, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Alan Hull, Nick Lowe and many more.We did this show as a one-off last year in Birmingham. It was a great night, so we have extended it to 5 shows this December. Tickets for these shows can found here or at direct links below:

Fri Dec 9th
Baulking – St Nicholas Church
(tickets via email – reade07@btinternet.com)

If not doing so already PLEASE keep in touch and up to date with what we are doing via our various social media pages. Give us a ‘like’, a ‘follow’, or send a message;
Lou is on Instagram now, her own account, so to follow her, it’s @loudalgleish
So, we shall see you on the road this Autumn. Keep supporting live music as much as you can. We all need it more than ever
Yours in music,
Lou and Michael