It’s been a long while since I have posted a blog, but when you have a baby things get really busy 🙂 I have been mostly looking after the baby, doing lots of private gigs with Swagger and the odd jazz gig with different line ups and I also did a short support set for the Last Poets with Malik Al Nasir that was a lot of fun.
I wanted to share with you two upcoming concerts, the first being a fantastic tribute to Gil Scott-Heron with Malik and the OG’s. It will be held in Liverpools St. George’s hall, tickets are available here. There are many great acts and special guests as you can see from the poster below. It will be a historic event and I hope you can attend.
The other concert I am looking forward to very much is the Resolution 88 with Special guest Soweto Kinch. We will be performing in London on the 27th of September, tickets are available here, it should be a memorable night.
Many thanks, I will report back with pictures from both gigs.
It’s been a very busy February and March looks even busier with some exciting gigs and clinics coming up.
I have just got back from Girona in Spain with Myles Sanko, where we opened the great Black Music Festival. It was a fantastic show, to a great audience as usual in Spain. They really like to sing along and get involved which makes the gig so much better!
Coming up this week, I will be playing a gig and taking part in a recording masterclass with the great Don Grusin. The gig is free to get in and there is a very limited number of tickets for the masterclass, more info here.
Finally, I will be at the London Bass Guitar show on Sunday hanging out and checking out some great concerts and masterclasses at the show.
Last weekend, I was playing with Myles Sanko band in Spain for a couple of concerts. We played in Zaragoza at Las Armas. It was a good gig, fun night in a new venue. The audience were happy to hear a band like ours as they don’t get many bands or artists from abroad, allegedly .
The next concert was at the familiar Tempo club in Madrid. It was a great concert and was sold out. Unfortunately more than one hundred people had to miss out as there was no more space! Next time we will do two shows!
It was nice to see new fans who knew the music and enjoyed themselves. Tomorrow we leave early to Copenhagen where we have three concerts in Denmark. You can find out where to get tickets here.
It’s been a good month, October has been very busy so far with a nice varied amount of gigs. I have been to Paris with Myles Sanko and will be going to Barcelona this week for a concert, tickets are available here. Also had the pleasure of playing for drunk horse race punters in Newmarket, which was different.
The start of a new academic year at Anglia Ruskin university has started and an exciting year of learning and teaching begins.
There will be new 2015 dates added very soon to the tour date page as soon as they are confirmed.
This weekend was busy one, after a couple of gigs with Swagger in England I left at 2:30 am, on Friday morning with Myles Sanko and band after getting back from a gig at 1:30 am to fly to the Netherlands. We played three great festivals in Delft on Friday Haarlem on Saturday and Venlo on Sunday.
We had a special performance at Zomeerparkfest in Venlo where we recorded a video of 4 songs in a church in the festival site. It was a lot of fun and the great atmosphere is captured on the video.
The songs we played are Save My Soul, Come On Home, Forever Dreaming and Goodbye Lady. The band is going from strength to strength and improving at every performance. I am looking forward to this weekends gigs with Myles in Newcastle on Friday and Manchester on Saturday with Craig Charles, it should be really good! Details are here on the updated tour dates page. Enjoy the video:
It’s been quite a busy summer this year! I have just got back from a great couple of concerts in Spain with Myles Sanko, and a gig at the Secret Garden Festival in the UK.
The concerts in Spain were very different from each other but good fun. The first was at the Tempo club, a great retro club with a great pedigree of soul and funk bands and Dj’s. The second was at the Enclave de agua festival in the town of Soria. It was in a very nice setting, in the middle of a beautiful valley. The main stage was huge and there were more than 5000 people in attendance.
Last night we had out first gig with the Myles Sanko band in Paris, at BizzArt venue. It was quite a long journey for us to get there but it was well worth it. We were welcomed by the great staff from the venue and had a fantastic meal before our performance.
The gig was great and the Parisian audience really got in to it and danced the whole night long. Apparently that’s quite a rare occurrence as the audiences in Paris can be quite hard to please and a bit reserved. In my experience playing in Paris has always been great, this time with Myles and last December with Gavin Harrison and 05Ric at the Batofar.
We were joined onstage with Thierry Los for the last song, which was great fun. He has been a long time collaborator with Myles and co-produced the first album. I look forward to coming back to Paris soon.
Now a little rest and enjoy some World Cup action…
This weekend we take the Myles Sanko show to Paris in support of the new album Forever Dreaming. After a great run of shows in Holland last weekend, the highlight being the Jazz at the lake festival in Amsterdam. There are some pictures below. If you would like to come to the show in Paris, click here. You can also buy the new album there too.
Its been a very busy few weeks and I am happy to share with you the first videos of a series of video bass lessons. I have also updated the Tour dates with new dates in the UK, Holland, France and Spain! I have also updated the Gear page.
Last week was great, I had a very nice recording session with Resolution 88. we have recorded a few new tracks and they sound good, more news on that soon. I also had a fantastic gig at the Troy Bar featuring Jonathan Idiagbonya, Femi Temowo on guitar, Marijus Aleksa on drums and Junior Alli on percussion. It was a great fun gig playing some covers and original tunes.
This last month has been great! Lots of great gigs, studio sessions and other cool things. The highlights include the great album launch concert with Myles Sanko at the jazz cafe in Camden. It was sold out and was a great show!
Also this month, I have started to record and publish some instructional videos for future sounds education, you can find them here.
Finally I wanted thank Markbass for their support. I have received their compressore pedal and it’s great!
I will be updating the tour dates as soon as they are confirmed. Looks likely that there will be gigs in Holland, France and Spain this summer…