The distance between then and now is filled with the wonder of remembering what happened on the night. On how it amazing it felt being amongst all that sound; gently passing one idea on to one another and finally all arriving at the same place, looking at each other and listening and thinking and……………then it’s done.
I leapt at the chance of getting to work with Lucy and her recordings again. Getting to play with Rattle was, quite frankly, amazing. I am so happy that this happened and thank everyone that made it so.
And what’s more, you can score yourself one of Lucy’s postcards for attending too!
Until then, here’s some prepared guitar (springs shoved under the strings) taken from one of the ideas sessions for you to listen too. See you on Thursday!
Yet more shaky handheld phone footage -this time of me panning round the main hall of the Attenborugh Arts Centre in readiness for the Performing Industry show with Rattle on Thursday 27th July. It’s not often you get chances to play nice quiet spaces like this and to be collaborating with one of the best bands around is, quite frankly, blowing my mind!
Super delighted to reveal I’ve been asked to play this year’s Handmade on Friday 2nd of May at The Guildhall, Leicester. I have never played the Guildhall – an old historical building next to the Cathedral, which holds a special memeroy for me as I saw I am Spartacus there, officially the nearest I ever got to seeing Bob Tilton. Not sure what i’ll be doing yet but Her Name is Calla (who are headlining the Guildhall friday) are soundtracking a film live so there’s scope for something.
Also, a couple of weeks ago I went to The Cookie and played some music whilst some lovely folk (including Adam from Calla and the ever lovely David Wilson Clarke) filmed me. The first video to come from this is below. Enjoy!
It was a few weeks ago now but it’s still firm in the memory. Handmade was such a fantastic event – it was wonderful to see so many people walking around my hometown going to see the acts and arts at different venues, the real buzz of people enjoying it.
As for my bit, I’d spent a lot of time worrying about it, thinking about it, trying to do something special for it and hopefully I managed to show that. It was a magical space and I had a wonderful time.
(Photo courtesy of the lovely Ian Nutt – go check him out)
Here’s a short video of me talking and playing on the day via The Grade