After a busy few weeks rehearsing and playing shows in Italy and Norway with Anekdoten I am finally reunited with my amazing wife Olivia in Cologne. I have been meaning to write about all these recent adventures (especially the incredible city of Rome) but alas I am going to Berlin tomorrow, seeing Jeff Beck at the Tempodrom next Tuesday and then off to Hamburg for 3 days before returning to the Cologne/Bonn area where I can hopefully settle down to some writing regarding recent events, adding the latest news from […]
Anekdoten play in beautiful Bergen at the “Close To The Rain Festival” this Saturday, 9 June. From 29 October 2006 to 21 January 2007, it rained for 85 consecutive days. Can you imagine? See you there and even though it’s June, I’d bring your umbrella.
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Mark Wilkin, Noctorum drummer, who played on the first three albums, was tragically killed in a motorbike accident on May 6th near Helston in Cornwall. It’s taken a while to report this as I didn’t really know how to say it. Mark was a lovely man with the poshest accent and although we hadn’t seen him recently due to the rather large gaps between recording Noctorum albums we will always remember him fondly and gratefully for his musicianship and […]
Anekdoten land gets intense as we come closer to our shows in Italy. Oh those tricky riffs, long exploratory passages and explosive crescendos. What a pleasure, challenging, dynamic and inspiring. We are rehearsing in Stockholm and will be playing in Norway, France and Finland with more dates hopefully added through the year. Confirmed dates: martywillson-piper.com/shows/ A couple of weeks ago the article below appeared. So, if you are new to Anekdoten, this might be a place to start investigating the music. The band has been together for 25 years, made 8 […]
On May 7th 2018 I will be sixty years old. It seems that each decade is some kind of landmark achievement and the more decades that go by the larger the gap is supposed to grow between you and your or anyone else’s youth. In my case obviously, married to a girl much younger than me, this simply isn’t true and the idea that people need to be approximately the same age to converse, to share a happy life together seems rather misguided. But that is another issue, reaching sixty […]