Nik Kershaw at the Sage 2 in Gateshead last night was another songwriting masterclass highlight for me this year. A great wee venue, a great engaging performer and superb songs. Nik Kershaw is one of my all time favourite songwriters. Master lyric writer and catchy tunes. Awesome.

He did sing one my favourite songs too: the song about the cereal eating mule ‘Donkey Oatey’