Tuesday, 5 December 2017

December Update - Music For Sleep on the way...

Been very busy juggling work at the minute, and trying plenty of new things in various departments - teaching my first few students internationally is very exciting, but performing live with a sample-pad may have to go back to the drawing-board... Likewise, performing in a cave was a very exciting first, but live-mixing on just a laptop, maybe not... Live and learn!

I've had to jump ship from some projects recently, but got plenty more on the cusp of fruition: most immediately, I am very excited to release my second solo album, "Music for Sleep", which is my seventh solo project, or fifth public release! Currently slated for March-time, assuming all goes well - most of the instrumental writing is finished, and I'm currently in the process of laying down the vocals on the album. It's currently looking like it may be harder-edged and more oblique than Without Pictures I Understand, but I'm very happy with the material as it stands.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

November Update

Very busy hacking through rehearsals and preparing material for various projects at the minute, including incorporating some fancy new hardware into Scriptures and Shadow of Acolyte's live show! Both bands have upcoming gigs in November and early December, which I've added to the gigs page.

Besides live work, I am also still available for music lessons on piano, guitar and drums in the Nottingham area! My availability is currently a little ambiguous, but I can adapt my schedule if you send me a message via my Contact page!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

DBS Checked

An update for prospective tutees - and the parents thereof - my Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check has finished and cleared. Anybody who would like my certificate number, I can provide it on request.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Playing with Scriptures on October 28th...!

Disregard the previous posting: after a particularly headache-inducing conversation about dates, it turns out that I will be free to play the Scriptures gig on Saturday 28th October with Rev Rev Rev after all. As it was a third party who supplied the dodgy information about the 28th, my organisation is vindicated!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Not appearing with Scriptures, October 28th

Due to a fairly stupid double-booking on my part, I will not be playing with Scriptures during the October 28th gig supporting Rev Rev Rev. The show will go on with another drummer, to be announced further down the line.

Monday, 11 September 2017

September update

No big news this month, mostly preparation for the first of two drum sessions with Zohmm. A trickle of gigs have been announced though - particularly:

Shadow of Acolyte @ NEM, Heanor, 8/10/17
Scriptures @ The Chameleon, 1/12/17

The October 8th Shadow of Acolyte gig comes just 2 hours after Scriptures play Hockley Hustle - busy day! Here's a picture from Shadow of Acolyte's recent appearance at Hard Drive Festival, Coalville.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Scriptures October Festival appearances

Very excited to announce that Scriptures will be hitting:

Nottingham's Hockley Hustle, at Bunker Hill, on October 8th
Oxjam Beeston, at The Greyhound, on October 14th
Both should be a lot of fun with a lot more great bands! More information beyond the links! Potentially some more Scriptures gigs in the pipleline though, keep an ear to the ground and follow them on Twitter at @scripturesuk!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

In the studio with Shadow of Acolyte

This weekend, I'll be headed up north to track drums for Shadow of Acolyte's upcoming EP with Clive Davenport! Watch this space for more information and any pictures or videos that sneak out...!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Gigs page

After a few requests, I've added a Gigs page to the website, which not only has dates for upcoming performances, but also past dates as well (including videos where possible!).

As it's new, there may be some minor tweaking going on over the next week or two before I get it to look okay on mobile, and the same goes for the updated news feed.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

June-August Scriptures gigs

Several more live dates around Nottingham with Scriptures have been announced:

    June 18th - Tap and Tumbler
    June 25th - Spanky Van Dykes
    July 15th - Tap and Tumbler
    August 6th - Pagan Pride festival

More gigs will be announced as they are booked!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Summer Holidays!

My university year has come to an end, and so my timetable is in a state of flux, between holidays, rehearsals and odd jobs! For accurate and up-to-date information on my availability, please send me an email via my contact page, as my Tutoring Availability may not get updated in time.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Joining Scriptures

Joined forces with ambient, atmospheric post-rock band Scriptures, in preparation for their upcoming album release gig on May 5th at Bodega, Nottingham.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Without Pictures I Understand EP Release

After several months of floundering with the artwork, Without Pictures I Understand EP is finally out now!


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Joining Shadow of Acolyte

Began drumming for Midlands heavy metal band Shadow of Acolyte, with several gigs in the pipeline already!