Blog, Projects & Gigs

November 2014

The last ERF gig of 2014 will take place on Thursday next, Nov 27th in Liverpool. It’s at View Two Gallery, 23, Mathew Street, L26RE, 8pm.

I will be playing with Alan Jenkins, Kate Hall and Pandora Johnson at the opening of Banks Mill Christmas show on Friday next, Nov. 28th, starting at 5pm.

My granddaughter, Eva went with me to her first ever live gig last Tuesday. She loved it. She’s just turned seven. Start ’em early I say. This was down to the highly imaginative ‘Family Album’ series of gigs organised by Corey Mwamba. Brilliant!

October 2014

Engine Room Favourites have just completed a recording for the second album, under the direction of Martin Archer.This was up at Yellowarch recording studios in Sheffield. It was an amazingly inspired and productive time and will most definitely lead to an exciting album.I found it very inspiring to work with such talented and experienced musicians.On Sunday,October 19th we are playing at The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-on-Tyne at 8pm.

The Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere now have fully completed the second album, which is released on October 24th.The launch will be at an OUA gig at Burngreave Chapel, Sheffield at 8pm on Friday the 25th October.

September 2014

I am delighted to be included in Anthony Donovan’s ‘Classwar Karaoke’ 0027.

This is an unmissable compilation of new material that should definitely be checked out!

I’m involved in 2 pieces of work, number 19, Coleopteron’s piece ‘Into The Glass Maze’ and also number 71, WHM with a piece ‘Tits for Tats’.

There’s a real wealth of artists with some amazing pieces up there.

August 2014

Walt and Matt Le Mare have started work on their third album. This will reach a conclusion towards the end of 2014 or early next year. Looks like being very fresh, diverse and exciting.

July 2014

Well I guess the biggest piece of news is that my website is up and running.

That’s very exciting. It’s been a while in preparation and in so doing has helped me sort out a fair amount of archival material and has helped organise my thinking.

I do hope you find something of interest on here and any feedback would be very welcome.

A huge thanks to Pan of ‘Applebox Designs‘ for the site construction and being so patient with my semi-sane ramblings at times.

In the last couple of months, I have become involved in another exciting project, simply known as ‘432’ It’s based on the frequency 432 Hz, but the project will explore the arena of altered states of consciousness resulting from sound, touching on synaesthesia, cymatics, intention and the relationship of sound to visual imagery and physicality.

We are working in Birmingham under the project leadership of Soesen Edan. In the group are musicians, visual artists, performance artists, and other multi-disciplinary artists. We have advice too from Dr Ian S. Baker of the Psychology Dept of Derby University.

The project will reach fruition in the shape of an installation with performance at some point. We are still dealing with a number of funding issues currently.

So again more about this as it unfolds.

Next year I will be doing a two-man show with the Birmingham artist Andrew Coates. We share many similarities of approach with our assemblage work and think we’ll get a very interesting exhibition together. It’ll take place at Artsmith, Derby.

The Orchestra of The Upper Atmosphere have all been working hard on their second album, which is reaching completion fairly soon. It should be released in the autumn months.

Engine Room Favourites are mid tour with Northern Line. The 24th of July is the gig at Manchester Jazz Festival. They have several further dates to play.