Well briefly anyway…..
….I will be shortly venturing to the Island of Jersey to play an event organised in honour of my good friends Bob and Monika.
They tied the knot whilst out in Africa and will soon be venturing away from the Northern hemisphere to relocate to New Zealand.
This will be something towards a celebration and a possible farewell all in one.
It will be a pleasure to be involved in their big day and a pleasure to be out of the recording world for a couple of nights.
OK so I’m sorry I have not posted in a VERY long time.
Since I’ve been off the road I have been playing very little and otherwise have been fully focussed on making new music.
Over the last few months I have been travelling to the houses of some of the most wonderful musicians I know in order to work with them on the structure and details of many new compositions.
Riad Abji (Double Bass) and Vicky Flint (Trumpet-Flugelhorn) have worked tirelessly with me over this time to help the songs gain a sense of structure and direction.
Also for many months now I have been working closely with Dave Smale.
Dave has worked with me on all 3 previous records and it has been a pleasure to once again collaborate with him on material.
Especially as his awesome cat ‘Alfie’ seems determined to get in on the action.
So as the months have moved by I have slowly been working to bring this material to a logical point. It’s sort of driven me mental at times but I think it’s all starting to make sense now.
More news will follow. I promise it won’t be long now 🙂