I’m happy playing in a wide variety of contexts. I’m always up for exciting new opportunities whether solo, with bands and other ensembles or even (once, so far!) with a classical orchestra.
On 12th September 2021 I played a set with Dave Fowler on drums, Phil Durrant on electric mandolin and Ed Shipsey on… everything else(!) for Chris Hill‘s Babble & Squeak 5 at Hundred Years Gallery. This pic is by Matt Atkins.
I can neither confirm nor deny that I’m one of the masked trio of cosmic weirdos known as GRIMMATES. Our – ahem! – I mean /their/ latest album, SPACE JAZZ, was released on 21st August 2021 and is available on Bandcamp now.
On 19th August 2021 I performed a duo set with the mighty Andy Page / raxil4 headlining SKRONKTRONIC 31 at New River Studios. It was a blast! You can hear the whole thing on Bandcamp here.
In mid-January 2021 I was thrilled to be invited by Andy to make a track involving a sinewave piece he sent to some of the finest audio explorers around and, er, me. The resulting album – call and responses – is full of astounding sounds, it’s growing all the time as more artists answer and it’s available on Bandcamp now.
My most recent live solo set was at SKRONKTRONIC 28 at New River Studios on 14th Oct 2020. It was my first with my own visuals! Here’s a short extract:
I was the sound designer on a new series of radio plays by Simon Josiffe: THE SPACE BUCCANEERS is a comedy set on a spaceship. The actors recorded their lines at home in isolation: my job was to stitch their performances together and create soundscapes for their adventures. The project was enormous fun and it’s on Bandcamp now.
I was a proud member of Rick Jensen and Nuno Veiga‘s mighty drone project Cojones Spirituales. Here’s our final recording made under lockdown: it’s called To the Last Drop.
I’m in The Transpiring Band with Alain Man and Alistair Smith. We were formed by the amazing vocalist Jenni Roditi as a house band for her electrifying Voice Transpiring Sesssions. Here are some recordings from one of those.
On Feb 19th 2020 I played at the Theremin Centenary Concert presented by Loudspeaker Orchestra at St Alfege Church, Greenwich. I was beyond honoured to have been invited to be part of the theremin ensemble that Lydia Kavina led to celebrate the one hundredth birthday of my favourite instrument!
You can hear a selection of the projects I’ve been involved with on my Soundcloud page.