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 as a musician has some bearing on the gap between the later years and youth. If I go and see Robin Trower and stand at … [Read More...]
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I will be performing with angular Swedish Progressive Rock masters Anekdoten in 2018, starting at the beginning of June in Italy and playing two shows, one in Milan and one in Rome before heading to Bergen in Norway later that week. In August we will be at the beautiful Château de Villersexel in France and later in the year we will be in Scandinavia with a show confirmed at the prestigious Nordic Music Days festival in Helsinki. This will be the first appearance in Finland for Anekdoten in 12 years and we will be in serious historical company following in the footsteps of Edvard Grieg … [Read More...]
I hope everybody had a wonderful Record Store Day and got everything they wanted. I had to pay over the odds for David Sylvian's Dead Bees On A Cake and ended up getting it twice in the frenzy of securing a copy. Many people told me they had found a copy of SPIRIT LEVEL - check out their photos: If you'd like to be included in this gallery, send your photos to email@example.com … [Read More...]
Songwriting & Guitar Guidance
I like working directly with those of you that are interested in learning more about my approach to music and playing the guitar.
As you can see on this website, there's lots of ongoing projects, all labours of love, mostly collaborating with musician friends. I try to keep working on different and interesting projects with lots of different and interesting people.
This is my stolen 1965 Rickenbacker 12-string, serial number EB157. If there's any chance of this guitar coming back to me before I go to meet my maker, then that would be wonderful. Please contact me if you have any information.