Archive for November, 2005

New Radio Show

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

I’m presenting a weekly Radio show from Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It’s every Thursday from 2pm-3pm, and you can listen to it from here: QT Radio.

Got any unsigned music you’d like to be played? Get in contact…

QT Radio Session

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Hi! Just to let you know, I’ve done a session for QT radio, with a mix of old and new tracks, and quite a lot of talking as well! Tune in from 1pm today (OK, that’s in ten minutes’ time!). You can listen at the QT radio broadcast page.

Amber Smile

Friday, November 18th, 2005


I’m posting a link to the acoustic version of Amber Smile which I recorded at King’s Hall in Newcastle. I’m preparing an EP of all of the songs, which will be available shortly. Hope you enjoy this in the meantime though.

Love Manchester

Friday, November 18th, 2005

I love Manchester… everyone here is so friendly – and it’s a very small community of musicians. Just come back from playing at the Skiving Scholar – which nestles under the railway arches on Oxford Rd as you head into town. Saw lots of great music, and got chatting to some very interesting musicians…

There’s a big range of Open mics in Manchester – they’re really good places to start off, and also a good chance to hear some up-and-coming music.

Free gig this Monday – Birmingham

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Come to the AppleAcoustic night this Monday! It’s here: The Adam & Eve, Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham. Tel: 0121 693 1500 It starts at 8.30pm, there’s good cheap pub food available, and the event itself is free to get into. I’ll be doing a full set and playing lots of new stuff. It would be lovely to see you there!

Wash away

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Here’s a rough recording of new song Wash Away:
Wash Away – Newcastle
Recorded live at the Newcastle King’s Hall…

Sometimes these words

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Okay… I’m on the train back to Manchester now, after a tiring but really worthwhile couple of days. I enjoyed doing the recording, and catching up with some mates. Also saw some great concerts at Newcastle university. Didn’t get all that much sleep though!

Here’s a rough-mix version of Sometimes these words, recorded live at King’s Hall, Newcastle.

Newcastle recording

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

The recording sessions in King’s Hall in Newcastle went really well yesterday. We set up in the huge, empty hall with a pair of microphones and a powerbook and just recorded everything. Then stayed up till 4am mixing it all… I think there will be a bit more work to do on it all today, but we’re pretty pleased with how the songs are sounding. They’ve certainly got that live feel!

Off to Newcastle!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Hey hey! I’m scribbling this from the train to Newcastle. Had to get up ridiculously early this morning (for me, anyway – 6am. And it was dark outside still…) Now it’s shaping up to be a beautiful day, and the sun is shining on the Peak District. I’m looking forward to recording some of the new stuff in a big hall in Newcastle. When it’s mixed – all being well – we’ll put some of it up on the site…

Open mics and jaaazzzz

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Been a good week so far. I’ve begun working with flute-player Alice Burke, and we’re hoping to begin playing in Manchester soon. Last night we headed to Matt and Phred’s (yes, it really is spelt like that) for the jazz jam night (to watch, rather than play!) and tonight, I headed to Chorlton for the Iguanna bar open mic, and saw some great music.

Tomorrow, bright and early, I head off to Newcastle to do recording for two days. By the end of that I should have 3 songs recorded. And the recordings should be representative of what I’m doing live. You’ll hear them here first!

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