Monday, 31 January 2011

John Barry

I'm really sad to hear of the passing of John Barry, he was a big inspiration to me as a composer. This a my favorite of mine by him. By all accounts a decent bloke as well, straight down the line Yorkshire:

This is a song I wrote a few years back, this is a fairly blatant John Barry tribute track I recorded last year - Blue Filter - he was a massive influence on me through the composition lessons I got in that style from my friend & teacher Richard Beaumont. His harmonic invention was so far ahead of his... time, great chord progressions and from all the interviews I saw a decent,no messing around bloke.


Saturday, 29 January 2011

Gigs and recording


Hope you're good?

Is all go here - recording of my 3rd album is going well (surprisingly electric) and the album by my band project The Fierce And Dead is nearly finished mixing.

This is the last weekend to get my first 2 albums for £10 on CD plus postage and packing - I try really hard to keep costs down but this is out of my control. You can order them here:

Thanks so much - your support allows me to keep making music and do it for a living, which is incredible (and they said it couldn't be done!!).

I've just been confirmed for the Electric Garden Festival in May in Blackpool - TIckets are £31 for the weekend (thursday to sunday) but day tickets are also available info is here:

Thanks loads, speak soon


Friday, 14 January 2011

January already?


Hope you're good. Having a good 2011?

Thanks so much for all your support in 2010 - it was an amazing year for me and it was all down to the support of the people who read this :)

I just wanted to tell you about a few things:

I'm doing a gig in April supporting Fish of Marillion fame - this is really important to me because its the first time I've played my home town of Rushden in Northants for about 3 years. Even thou I don't live there anymore it still means a lot to me and its great to play with Fish, tickets are selling REALLY fast, this will likely sell out. You can order tickets from here:

Thanks loads to everyone who has paid for downloads and CD's this month, its down to you I can keep doing this music - you can order them here, unfortunately we're going to have to put the prices up at the end of the month due to the suppliers doing the same. For the moment you can still get both albums for £10. I expected the last batch to last 6 months not 1 so thats fantastic.

The Yonks EP with my friend Lextrical is out now from here -  its a free/pay what you want download of improvised/remixed stuff - if you enjoyed the Esoteric album of weird stuff from last year its along the lines of that :) - let me know what you think. If you like it we may do some more :)

And I'm doing another free webcast gig on the 23rd Jan with my friend Nick Tann and Leibowitz. Full details are here -

Please feel free to share the music on my site and burn a CD for a friend - sharing is good :)

Speak soon





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