Its been a while since I’ve posted on here to let people know what I’ve been up to.
In November I played the gig at The Bedford witch I won from Rock The House.
The gig was a lot of fun to play. I took a 7 piece band with me witch was made up of these awesome musicians:
Jamie Welsted: Drums
Sam Jackson: Bass Guitar
Tom Sharp: Keyboard
Abi Uttley & Izzy Thomas: Backing Vocals
Chris Caulfield: Trumpet
Phil Meadows: Saxophone
The first video from that has been uploaded to VintageTV’s YouTube channel. Here it is:
The footage from the live stream of that entire gig is still online here (we’re on at 1 hour and 17 minutes in)
I was back again at the bedford mid January singing with Abi Uttley
The live stream from that gig can be found here (we are on stage at 1 hour and 18 minutes in)
And we will be back in London at the bedford on the 11th of February, this time playing in the music showcase upstairs in the balroom. More info can be found here.
In other news, the recordings that I have been working on hard on for a few months are nearly complete, and one of the tracks that I recorded with Abi Uttley, ‘This About You’ has been played on BBC radio Leeds.
A few months ago I was one of the winners at Road to Galtres 2012 and got a slot at the Little Top stage at Galtres festival, just after The Buzzcocks came off the main stage.
For those of you who missed the festival, here’s what happened:
We wondered down to the arts barge tent to see what was going on in there and we saw that there was an open mic night. So Abi and I decided to do a song to promote our gig at the Little Top Stage. I noticed a double bass player getting his bass just before we went on so I asked him if he would play a song with us and quickly wrote a chart for our original song ‘Things about you’. He was a really good player and did a great job. The bass player is called Christian Topman. Topman by name, Topman by nature!
After that the Buzzcocks were just starting on the main stage, but we didn’t get there because something awesome happened in the Arts Barge tent. These guys stormed in and kicked up a funky rave (The New York Brass Band):
I have jammed with a couple of these people before. There’s Alasdair Simpson on percussion, and I have jammed with Andrew Cox a couple of years a go when he played sax for my disney band. Here’s a reminder of that:
(That’s me in the corner with the long hair playing keyboards)
And then we went to perform at the Little Top Stage. Here’s a few videos of that: