Full Band Album Launch
16th March 2016
Ok folks it's show time. It's been a while since I've organised my own gig and this one promises to be a really special night. I will be joined onstage by the wonderful Richard Curran, who played strings on my first album, and also on 'Rhythm On The City Wall'. Richard is an extremely talented musician and an excellent performer. I played a house concert last week and enjoyed it immensely, so I thought I'd ask him to come and play at the launch. I will also be joined by The Hot Lights, who will be making a special appearance as my backing band. They are a great Cambridge band that I have been a fan of for quite a while, so I'm really pleased to have them backing me up. It will be the first time I have performed my own music with a full band so I'm very excited. Tickets are on sale now and you can buy them by clicking HERE. I'm very proud of this new album and it would be great if you could join me in celebrating it's release. Hope to see you there
Rhythm On The City Wall Now Available
20th February 2016
As many of you probably know I have a new album coming out in April called Rhythm On The City Wall. It's a special album to me because I produced it myself whilst I was living in Russia. I lived there for 6 months and I decided to take some recording equipment with me and see what I could produce. In the past I've relied on producers to help me record my music. This time I was on my own. When I needed other musicians I emailed the tracks to them and they recorded their parts and sent them back. Quite an unusual way to make a record, and perhaps not ideal but it worked. I'm really proud of how it's turned out and I can't wait to release it. The good news is that it is now available to pre-order by visiting the onsite shop. I'll be sending advanced copies out soon too so if you pre-order you will receive it before it's officially released.
'Rhythm on the City Wall to be release on 'Wild Sound'
10th September 2015
I'm delighted to announce that my new record 'Rhythm on the City Wall' will be released through Polly Paulusma's Wild Sound Recordings. I've long been a fan of Polly's music, and for a long time I had no idea she lived down the road from me. When I found out I decided to get in touch, and a couple of years ago we met up for a coffee and a chat about music. Whilst I was in Russia recording the album I then discovered that she'd set up a folk label called 'Wild Sound'. Before that I'd been planning to self-release the album, but after checking out the artists she'd already signed I was sold. It's a great label and I'm really excited to be joining them. It has a pretty clear direction and Polly really knows exactly what this label is about. I'm looking forward to working with them on this next release, and there will also be some 'Wild Sound' gigs to look forward to. Check out the official press release, and be sure to check out the Wild Sound website for more info. Oh, and make sure you have a listen to all my new label mates too, I'm in good company.
Kickstarter Campaign Underway
30th August 2015
A new album is on it's way, and 3 days ago I started a Kickstarter campaign to help me raise the funds I need to finish the record and get it out to people as soon as possible. To me it feels like a long time coming, but I'm really excited to say that it's very nearly ready. If you've enjoyed my previous albums I'm sure you will like this one too. There are 11 tracks and the album will be called 'Rhythm on the City Wall'. Some of the songs have been in my set for quite a while now, but there are also very new ones that haven't seen the light of day yet. If you fancy getting involved and helping me to reach my target, check out the video by clicking on the image. You can find my kickstarter campaign by clikcing here
Big Comfy Session
A few weeks ago I played a lovely, intimate gig at the Big Comfy Bookshop in Coventry. I was really happy to be back there, having made quite a few friends there from my previous Coventry gig back in February. I was also glad to be supporting Ed Prosek, as he's a great writer and performer, and someone who I've been listening to over the last couple of years. Before the gig I teamed up with Rob from Redwood Photos to film a short interview and a couple of songs. Here's the interview and a performance of a new song called Hammersmith Palais. Check out my version of Tom Waits' Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You over on the video page.
I'm super excited to be heading back out to Germany, and this time I'll also get to see a bit of Switzerland. It'll be my first time in Switzerland so I can't wait to get there. I'll be flying out to Zurich on the 10th May and coming back from Germany on 27th. Check out the route by clicking on the map, the roadworks look like they could be a problem, so it's probably good we're taking trains this time.
This is The Place Now Available
I'm really pleased to announce that I now have more copies of my debut album 'This Is The Place' available. I've been out of stock for about a year and a half now but I've finally managed to get some more pressed. I listened to it when the new pressings arrived and it brought back a lot of nice memories of my first experience in a studio. If you'd like to purchase a copy you can buy one from the shop.I'm looking forward to getting back into the studio soon to start work on my third release.
New video of 'With Your Eyes Closed'
A couple of weeks ago I went exploring in the Kent countryside and found a cool place called Perry Woods. I decided it'd be nice to make a video there, so the next day, myself and Zu Cohen took a camera and filmed this. It's a new song and will more than likely be on the next release. Hope you enjoy it.
So I've just returned from my UK tour, although technically I should really call it my English tour, as I only made it as far as North Yorkshire. It was an incredible experience to be 'on the road' for almost an entire month though, and there were some really great gigs along the way. Here's a picture from a gig I played in Coventry, courtesy of Redwood Photography. You can read more about my adventures on my blog page.