Blog, Projects & Gigs

December 2014

I will be exhibiting at The Old Station Gallery, Rowsley in January 2015.This will be part of a printmaking exhibition called ‘Off The Press’. The opening is on Saturday January 10th from 2-30pm to 5pm. The exhibition runs through to Sunday February 15th. I will be showing some prints, but also some assemblages.

On January 29th I will be playing with WHM and guests. My old chum Corey Mwamba, from Derby will be on vibes and also guest Mick Beck on bassoon and saxes. Of course my regular collaboration in WHM too, Herve Perez saxes and Matt Harling on saxes and home-made instruments. This is at OTT, Sheffield at 8pm.

On February 29th I will be running a workshop, followed by a gong performance with the participants in the grounds of Loughborough University. This is a collaboration with artist Anne-Marie Culhane from Cornwall. This is a wassail, celebrated around and on fruit trees. These were planted as a ‘fruit route’ as part of Anne-Marie’s ongoing project on several sites.

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.