Hello, I have recently been involved in this new TV show for ITV in the UK. It was really fun to play bass in the band, Vikki and the Heartbeats, and it will run for seven weeks on Saturdays at 7pm. Check out the first episode here on demand!
Here are a couple of livestreams I was involved in on the past few months in betwene national lockdowns, one with the brilliant Vanessa Haynes and one with Resolution 88, it was a real blast!
I have been meaning t do this for ages and have finally got it done with some video highlights of the past few years. Check it out here
With Maceo Parker in Paris, July 3rd 2019.
I am now able to offer online bass lessons to anyone in the world as long as you have an internet connection and laptop/tablet/smartphone with a camera. Please get in touch via the contact page to arrange your lesson.
Its looking like a fun filled, varied musical journey in 2019. The new Resolution 88 album is coming out with concerts to support the release, tour dates with Judge Jules live, gigs with Dennis Rollins and a special concert with Orphy Robinson at the love supreme festival with the Astral weeks project.
On top of those gigs there will be lots of fun parties and weddings with Swagger this summer which are always fun!
I will update the tour dates but highlights include:
Will add more dates to the tour dates page as soon as they are confirmed.
It’s been a long time since my last blog! 2015 was a good year, ending with some memorable gigs with Resolution 88 and guests and a couple of fun, creative improvised concerts with Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson in Cambridge and the Vortex in London.
The special Resolution 88, one off guest concerts with Soweto Kinch in London and the Cambridge Jazz festival gig featuring Dennis Rollins were a great success. They both added their unique voice to our music and gave the audience a spectacular, fun and sometimes mesmerising musical experience.
This year has lots of exciting projects and concerts in store, including a new Resolution 88 album. The recording process has begun and I will update you soon when we have a release date. We will also be supporting the release with tour dates to be announced soon.
Its been a while since the last post, its been a busy time in my life! I just wanted to share this upcoming date with you. I will be playing with Resolution 88 as part of a double bill with Kaidi Tatham at Ronnie Scotts in London on June the 10th. For tickets and more info click here.
Here is a video from our last sold out show at Pizza Express in London:
Hello and happy new year! I have had a great 2014 and a fantastic holiday at the end of it, hence the late post.Last year was a very good year for me, I have been blessed with some great experiences, and part of some wonderful shows. Highlights of 2014 include the Hustlers Convention show at the Jazz Cafe (the documentary of that gig should be released sometime soon). Also at the Jazz Cafe, the album launch for Myles Sanko’s second album Forever Dreaming was incredible, sold out and lots of fun! Another great highlight was doing a masterclass in Dresden, Germany as part of the unique and truly fantastic Dresden drum and bass festival. It was a blast and I made new friends and learnt a few things from the great musicians at the festival. Thanks again to Warwick bass for supporting me in 2014!
2015 is looking like a great year again and has started with a tour of the Netherlands with Myles Sanko. I have added some dates that are coming up to the tour dates page. I am looking forward to going back to the Blue Note in Milan in March, this time with Myles Sanko and playing for the first time at Pizza Express Jazz club in London with Resolution 88!
I have updated my tour dates until January 2015. There will be many more dates next year and I will post them as soon as they are confirmed!
I have had a great time at the Dresden drum and bass festival and would like to thank Matthias Barthel and his wonderful crew, made up of mostly of volunteers to make this non-profit event happen. I would also like to thank Warwick for making it possible for me to be there.
My clinic went well I think, there were many great questions about the projects I am involved in, how to solve musical problems and other insights. It was also a great opportunity for me and others to meet and learn from some great musicians, offering great advice and insight in different aspects and styles of music.
It was a interesting to learn from the experiences of great drummers like Poogie Bell, Mark Guiliana and fantastic bass players like Jeff Berlin, Yossi Fine and Chris Morrisey. I also enjoyed the performances of Anika Nilles, Trilok Gurtu and the Jazz pistols. I just wish I knew how to speak German as I did not understand anything that was said, but from the crowd reaction it was entertaining and funny.
I hope to come back one day to this festival and share new experiences and learn some more valuable lessons and make new friends.
Coming up next in October there are tour dates with Myles Sanko in the UK, France and Spain as well as a concert with Maurice Cannon formerly of the Drifters. Also a new teaching year begins at Anglia Ruskin University to look forward to next week.