US Tour

I’ve been very busy this year so far touring with Troyka, Strobes, Marius Neset and Yana whilst squeezing in recording when at home. Tomorrow Troyka set off for Vancouver and Rochester Jazz Festivals then finishing off in New York for a gig at the Rockwood Music hall. Straight after that we go to Sudtirol Festival, Italy where loads of our friends will be… Brass Mask, Three Trapped Tigers, Shiver, Melt Yourself Down, Polar Bear and more.

Also, some exciting news in the pipeline but it will have to wait for now.

Joining Strobes

I’m very happy to have recently joined Strobes with Dan Nicholls and Matt Calvert. I’ve been a fan of this band and the guys individually for a long time. We are recording an album in early March and booking shows in for this year. Servants Jazz Quarters on March 9th. Big shout out to Dave Smith who’s busy drumming for Robert Plant now. vid below;

Tour Dates 2015 w/ @troykaband, Strobes, @MariusNeset, @soundofyana & Curios

I’m Touring with Troyka, Strobes, Marius Neset, Yana and Curios this year. Here’s some of my dates.

w/ Strobes;
March 9th – Servant Jazz Quarters, London, UK
May 1st – Montpellier, France

Feb 8th  – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, UK <Tickets>
Feb 9th – Leeds College Of Music, UK <Tickets>
Feb 10th – North Devon Theatres, Barnstable, UK <Tickets>
Feb 11th – The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK <Tickets>
Feb 12th – The Rich Mix, London Album – Launch Party <Tickets>
Feb 13th – Royal Welsh College Of Music, Cardiff, UK <Tickets>
Feb 18th – Salon Iksv, Istanbul, Turkey <Tickets>
Feb 20th – Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester, UK <Tickets>
Feb 25th – MAC Centre, Birmingham, UK <Tickets>
Feb 27th – Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, UK <Tickets>
Feb 28th – More Music, Hothouse, Morecambe, UK <Tickets>
March 4th – Kammerlichspele Jazz Club, Klagenfurt, Austria <Tickets>
March 5th – Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany
March 6th – Moods, Zurich, Switzerland
March 7th – Bern University Of The Arts, Bern, Switzerland <Tickets>
March 12th – Sheffield Student’s Union, Sheffield, UK <Tickets>
March 19th – Vibraphonic Festival, Exeter, UK <Tickets>
March 26th – Moving on Music, Belfast, UK <Tickets>
April 2nd – Spin Jazz, Oxford, UK <Tickets>
June 21st – Vancouver Jazz Festval, Canada <Tickets>
June 24th – Rochester Jazz Festival, New York <Tickets>

w/ Marius Neset;
April 9th – Crucible Studio, Sheffield, UK
April 10th – CBSO, Birmingham, UK
April 11th – Brighton Dome, UK
April 12th – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
April 15th – Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, UK
April 16th – Seven Arts Centre, Leeds, UK
April 17th – Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, UK

w/ Yana;
April 19th – Seven Arts, Leeds, UK
April 22nd – Sheffield, UK
April 26th – Newcastle, UK
May 30th – Mau Maus, Notting Hill, UK
May 7th – Derby Jazz, UK

w/ Curios
July 11th – Swanage Jazz Festival
September 3rd – Watermill Jazz

tiny beast and other news

I have a new project. It’s called tiny beast. We (Josh Arcoleo & Chris Hyson) have been getting together over the last year and writing our first record which is currently in the mixing stages. We are playing a free live gig on August 29th, more news to come on that soon. Troyk-estra won album …

Rotterdam and Frankfurt in HD!

Just home after a heavy weekend. Last night I played with Troyka in Frankfurt live on radio and the internet after 3 hours sleep. Chris and Kit went straight off to do a show with Benny Greb after. You can see some of our gig in high definition, funky lights and nice sound (headphones required) here; …

Summer 2013 has been fun.  Played at some cool festivals; Latitude festival, Secret Garden Party, NattJazz in Norway, Jazz Duketown’ s in Holland, Elb Jazz in Frankfurt, Love Supreme UK, Cheltenham Jazz festival and Canary Warf festival. There’s going to be a live album release of the Troyk-estra Cheltenham gig later this year as it came out really …

Weekend sandwich

Just had a fun weekend of gigs. Troyka played at the Kings Place festival on saturday 15th Sept 2012, which was great. Very good crowd and some lovely feedback. Massive thanks to everyone who came down and of course, Kings place. There’s some more videos from that gig on my video page. Then I did a last minute gig with Josh Arcoleo on the sunday…amazing musician, beautiful tunes and good friend (Joshs Website)  followed by another Troyka gig up at Herts jazz festival to top it off. Got home and my folks ordered the best take away curry I’ve ever had…yes!


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