This is me recording drums for the next Quill album.
The album has been recorded live in the studio and we are now putting overdubs and finishing touches on it. We hope to have it ready for our appearance on the main stage at Cropready Festival. We also have gigs at Birmingham Town Hall, The Robin etc. please check my gig page for details.
But that's not all that's happening at the moment. In March I recorded a live album with Steve Lawson. Steve is constantly evolving as an improvising artist and I'm really pleased with what we did and I hope to see this album released soon.
On May 2nd my improvising trio, Ley Lines, which features Steve and Phi Yaan-Zek, will be performing at The Swan in Stourport. We will be performing alongside the legendary bass player Neil Murray! Please check out my gig page for more details.
On May 27th I will be playing at Trinity 2, the Prog festival in Leamington Spa. I will be playing for Dec Burke, who sang in Frost with me. It will be great to play with Dec again.
I am also in the process of setting up a label called Guerilla Recordings. The idea behind this label is to release music by the staff and students associated with the HND Music Performance that I run at Kidderminster College. This will not only create a platform for musicians to create music without any of the usual boundaries and hopefully shine a light on some of the new musical talent out there.
I am currently working on the new Quill album at the moment. I have also done some fantastic gigs this year already and we have a load more happening. Check the gig section out of this site for more info.
It was great getting out with Kiama in June, opening up for Frost. We had a great time. I am about to go into the studio with Rob Reed this week to record the drums for the new Magenta album. I will be videoing the whole event and hope to get that footage up here soon.
I am also working on a new album which is not prog but is more soulful and funky. This is the next phase of my continuing move from chops based playing to groove based playing. I am hoping to shoot some videos about this too so watch this space.
I have some drum tuition spaces over the summer, if you fancy a lesson and you are based in the UK please get in touch: 07599 105 888
'Sign of IV' has finally arrived! You can buy the album by clicking the link below and you can also come and see us play live. We are doing a small, low key gig at Base Studios in Stourbridge, West Midlands (UK)
This will be the first ever Kiama gig!
Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far, we really appreciate it.
If you haven't checked my new band out yet please click the link below where you can listen to tracks from the album.