It’s been a crazy few weeks. An impromptu gig with Jacob Collier, Louis Cole and myself sold out London’s Pizza Express venue in a matter of days. In case you weren’t aware, Jacob is the Finchley multi-instrumentalist prodigy not yet out of music school, with an astounding harmonic and conceptual arsenal and Louis is the truly unique drummer that makes up 50% of LA outfit Knower. This clip from the gig has understandably seen a lot of attention worldwide.
Following that was a run of gigs with the legendary pianist Jason Rebello, well known for his work with Sting, besides being the UK’s most respected pianist. Ronnie Scotts is planning to release a video of this event so i’ll let you know when that becomes available!
Jason Rebello line-up
I had some great gigs with both Brendan Reilly and Hamish Stuart too, but sadly no evidence that i can find.
Meanwhile Natalie Williams and i have been working hard on her upcoming EP. Samplers to follow… but i can tell you that it is already sounding fantastic.
Gigs coming up with Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy fame, Richard Spaven, and also a few with Stuart McCallum plus some special appearances from Soul Family Sunday.
I’m just back from a stint in the Seychelles, which looked like this…
…and march is shaping up nicely. I’m recording some new music for Zero7which is sounding very special. I’m also performing with Average White Bandmember (!) and Chaka Khan collaborator Hamish Stuart in Whitstable on March 5th and in Aberdeen on the 20th.
Some exciting news: Natalie Williamsis finally recording some new material this month which Nat and I have been writing together. The awesome RAK Studios(voted studio of the year once again) will be the venue. The frankly shit-hot line-up will be James Maddren on drums, Phil Peskett on piano, Al cherry on guitar, myself on electric and ukelele bass and of course my gorgeous fiancé on vocals.
On March 15th Soul Family Sunday continues it’s 7 year run of gigs in London, currently resident @ Ronnie Scottsand this month’s guest artist is Natalie Duncanso hurry and book because it will sell out fast! . Here’s a taster
Coming soon…. My bass on upcoming recordings by Roisin Murphy, Zero 7, Eska, Bluey and Hannah Robinson
Game changing recording experience last week with the mazing singer Clare Maguire, with Blue May and Sam Beste producing. The whole band tracking in one room and even the monitor mixes were bumpin’! Can’t wait to hear what Blue does with them next. I’m excited. can you tell?
Had to post this. I was engineering a backing-vocals session for Natalie Williams and we only had La-Shar-Vu AND Brennabel Reilliams in the house! Look at them snuggling and jiggling. Funny little goblins
fyi Myself on bass, Ben Reynolds on kit, Phil Peskett on piano and Al Cherry on guitar