It’s been a while since my previous article. But I promise it’s not because I’ve been just plain lazy – I’ve been running round like a loon, and I’m looking forward to telling you all about it. Grab yourself a cup of something nice and I’ll begin…
I’ve done a whole heap of gigs all over the place that have all been oodles of fun. Most of them feature in my latest vlog which is up online if you fancy taking a look:
And talking of videos… I had to head up to Exeter a few weeks ago to shoot a promo video for The Logarhythm stomp box. I’d been asked to demo the Logarhythm with a cajon in a kind of drum kit stylee. I had to put together a few simple but catchy beats that would hopefully demonstrate how well the stomp box and cajon work together, particularly for peeps who need a smaller alternative to a full kit (for acoustic gigs, radio shows or even practising at home).
It was so much fun and Nick Gordon (who was in charge of all the video-ing) is a easy going guy to work with. He also had a beautiful old room for us to do the filming that featured high ceilings, wooden floors and plain white walls. What I’ve seen so far looks great and I can’t wait for you guys to check it out.
My new album is going really well and so far all the tracks are gelling really well together (thank God! lol). My mission was to make a CD that has a super raw and acoustic feel to it and my main worry was that all the songs would sound too samey. But as always I’m up for a challenge and I’m hoping I’ve managed to create something that’s varied and interesting for peeps to listen to (we’ll soon see!).
On the subject of recording, I was hanging out at one of my favouritest places last weekend… which was the beautiful Sawmills Studios in Cornwall. It’s such a special place in a completely unique location and I always feel very privileged when ever I pay a visit. The reason I was there was to record some bassy bits on Nicky Swann’s new album (which really is sounding mighty fine indeed… can’t wait to hear it all finished).
Next week I’ve got a few cool gigs coming up. I’ve got two with the hugely talented Sion Russel Jones who I supported at The Barrel House in Totnes a few months back. The first one is back at The Barrel House on December 1 and I’ll be supporting Sion again along with another duo and then a few days later, on December 3, Sion and I will be playing a gig at the wonderful Miss Peapod’s in Cornwall. Can’t wait..
I’ve also got some plans to upload a couple of cover songs that I’ve messed about with in my usual fashion so watch this space…