2017 – I’ve been getting my mix on. It has been very gratifying shaping up 4 great works of art by some of my close friends and peers – Richard Spaven, Andrew McCormack, Phil Peskett and Fini Bearman
Look out for these exceptional works from progressive uk musicians
Richard Spaven – The Self out now ft. Jordan Rakei
also watch out for an upcoming Boiler room session with the Spaven Trio
Andrew McCormack – Graviton out now ft Eska / Shabaka Hutchings / Anton Eger and me!
Fini Bearman – Burn The Boat out now
Phil’s album is pending a release date. More on that later this year
Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) has made a great new LP, produced by Paul Stacey and with myself on Jeremy Stacey on kit! I think the results are pretty special. Listen here
This same rhythm section plus the mighty Jason Rebello have also been recording new material for the Unidentified Flying Project. Somewhere there lies a hard drive with some incredible playing that will hopefully be released soon.
I also had the honour of playing a few shows with a long-time hero of mine Nik Kershaw. Honestly – the greatest, engaging, harmonically intricate music with a real clear sense of melody. I was over the moon.
I have also been getting stuck into some string arranging with the help of the new Dorico software which is going to radically change the way i work with notation. I’m very pleased with it so far
Look out for my upcoming gigs with the great Parisian pianist Eric Legnini, Jacob Collier, Richard Spaven, Graviton, Soul Family and even Will Young!