So, It’s been a while since i’ve updated the website but I’ve been busy so here we go…
The album after last year’s setback is back on track to being released in the next wee while and there’s just a few small boxes that need ticked before it goes live on iTunes and physically pressed – keep your eyes peeled!
I’ve also been gigging a fair bit in the last few weeks. I performed a set for the EFC Festival for Yorkhill Childrens hospital and I have done for the last 3 years so it was nice to go back and be part of it again. As part of the Southside Fringe I performed as a showcase artist in Linen 1906 to a fantastic audience (and the sandwiches were great!). Yesterday I performed in 5 different venues in 5 hours! The venues were all very hospitable and I drank far too much free coffee for my own good!
Today I’m in London seeing the phenomenal Miss Molly Teaser rock the London Burlesque Festival and replying to some exciting emails and gig offers! More on that to follow!
In other news I’ll be performing in the Roxy 171 this Friday as the headliner so get yourself along if you haven’t seen my this year!
That’s all for now but keep your eyes peeled for more and keep checking the facebook page as well!
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So far the tour is going well, 2 dates down, 9 to go! For those that are confused at what tour I mean – I’m currently singing for Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell of Bad Co. & Humble Pie fame. It’s a huge honour to be asked to do this and already were getting gig offers from all over.
In other news I’m now featured on the Tanglewood website as a featured Tanglewood artist, part of the family and it feels awesome!
With a couple of solo dates booked for late march/early April, the calendar is starting to look awwwful busy
Hey folks! Its been going video crazy around here (two days off work can be busier than being at work!) but I hope you enjoy the latest video from myself, my live looped version of ‘Black Water Son’. With the album mere months away from being released (finally!) it gives me great pleasure to share this video with you all!
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Its time for a new video methinks and so here it is! My cover of Gotye’s popular song. I saw Walk Off The Earth do this and thought I could do something nice with my trusty Boss RC-50 pedal so let me know what you think!
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Awesome news for ROADWAY fans!!! We will be making a big, loud and brutal return to the highlands of Scotland on the 29th of March! I Am I (ZP Theart of Dragonforce fame’s new band) have personally asked that ROADWAY support them when they hit the Ironworks in Inverness!
More details to follow but get your tickets soon as they go on sale, it’s going to be a busy one!
These are the list of dates for the tour so far for the Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell and Co tour ill be singing for, I cannot WAIT to get on stage and perform this set, full of classics from Free, Bad Co. and some of Dave’s own material from his album ‘Guitars, beers and tears’
One of the modules this trimester was a community project – working with a school to produce one song, written entirely by them, we had to facilitate, inspire and produce the song but all the creativity came from them. I had an excellent group and our initial idea was to create a song about ambition – a modern take on the classic school question “when you grow up what do you want to be?”. We wanted also to show the kids that music doesnt have to be verse, chorus, middle eight, coda: we wanted these kids to think outside the box and create music that was considered art, potentially installation, but something tangible.
The idea changed about half way through the process and although we kept elements (like creating a video for the song that encapsulated their work on the project), the basic premise completely changed, it was now a song about school and how the curriculum should be changing, kids no longer want classic maths and english, they want an exciting learning environment where technology is utilised to facilitate ideas. Less about the future and more about the present. Although this concerned me as we had gone so off topic I think the end result was a good one, the video showcased their paintings we had asked them to create out of feelings, emotions and we even got them to draw how they saw themselves, which breeder interesting results. My favourite of which was a drawing that was different on both sides of the paper, on one side the girl was sitting up straight with brushed hair and paying attention, very robotic and unfeeling, on the other a playful, to the point of almost madness, girl with messy hair and a huge big smile greeted you: when asked why the girl replied “the sensible one is how I behave, the crazy one is how I feel”.
I suppose in a way that statement on its own proved we achieved our goal – getting children to think outside the box and translate those ideas into music.