AIDAN O’ROURKE EP RECORDING

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I had the great pleasure of spending a week in March in the highlands of Scotland recording an EP with Aidan O’Rourke. The other two musicians involved were Tom Rogerson of Three Trapped Tigers fame, an old friend of mine, and a new friend now, Anna Meredith.

In short, it was a complete joy to spend time and make music with these utterly brilliant people. I am extremely excited about this record coming out as it really is a genre bending collaboration. Thanks to Deveron Arts in Huntly for commissioning us and letting us do our thing. It was wonderful to meet some of the locals up there (and eat their wonderful cakes) and spend time in the beautiful countryside.

Hopefully the music will find its way into The Cabrach, an area of land up there. The idea is to have a listening post in the middle of nowhere that people can find through following a trail and then scanning a QR code to take a listen. Exciting. It should also be made available digitally and on CD.

GHOSTPOET NEW ALBUM

Proud to be a part of the next release from Ghostpoet. “Shedding Skin” will be released on March 2nd, this is the first single “Off Peak Dreams”. I play drums and percussion on all tracks. We do a short UK tour in April, followed by more European dates and festivals over the summer.

GHOSTPOET NEW ALBUM

GOLDIE RECORDING

After the success of the Meltdown Festival, playing Goldie’s album Timeless live, he asked myself and the great drummer Adam Betts and percussionist Hugh Wilkinson into the studio to record some sounds for an album. Of course we all said yes and had a great time!

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ALISON BALSOM TOUR 2014

Ive just completed a two week tour with the fabulous trumpeter Alison Balsom. It was a privilege to be asked to play in the band featuring Grant Windsor, Julian Siegel, Chris Allard and Oli Hayhurst. We played all around the UK including appearances at the iTunes festival and the Royal Albert Hall. Great fun was had…

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