I am joined by a wonderful cast of international musicians from Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Czech Republic and the UK.
The album was recorded live in 1 day over 2 complete performances and everything you hear was performed live with a loop station and no use of backing tracks. Performing it through was incredibly complex but rewarding and it was different each time. It really was a labour of love and an ambitious struggle to reach this point. Also it wasn’t helped that I damaged my left hand in a cycling accident 6 days before. But it all came together on the day (Just about)
While touring almost constantly through 2017 I begun to piece together sounds that would eventually be recorded for ‘The Realignment Session’.
Here my entire concert was filmed by a member of the audience and I was lucky to have 2 performances of songs here that didn’t end up being used. The 2 songs from that session played here ‘Bugscope’ & ‘The Opinion of Money’ were ones not released in the end. So in a way they get their first and possibly only airing here.
I have had the pleasure to work with Impact (based down in West London) for a number of years including many wonderful shows they have staged. The video below gives an example of where I was able to bring my knowledge of live looping into the world of visual technology which allowed the service users to create their own audio and visual experience.
But this week there will be a chance for me to venture to one of my favourite venues with a band that has come from working with these driven and talented individuals.
Over 2014 and 15 we put together a band called the ‘good ol boys’ as a part of a wild west set play we were working on. This grew into a band called ‘The Impact’. We went on to write and record our own album ‘In Our World’ which was released last year.
Since the release of the album the band have been keen to play more gigs and further a field. So I contacted my friends at the wonderful venue Club 85 and they have booked the band in for this Friday (2nd March -2018).
Entry will be £5 and the band will perform for 45 mins aswell as other acts.
Come down and support this great and unique project.