Really glad to be opening the Cambrian Records showcase at Swn Festival in Cardiff this weekend. I’ll also be closing proceedings with Fains, my electric duo with the wonderful Jo Cormack on violin. Also playing: Toby Hay, Jim Ghedi, David Ian Roberts. Should be awesome.
The San Francisco based Tompkins Square label has been very important for me, releasing my first digital and physical albums and generally getting the word out about my music. The label has ushered in a large number of solo guitarists, as well as releasing essential listening in a variety of genres, and is now celebrating it’s 10th birthday. Here’s a playlist they’ve made, showcasing some Tompkins artists doing what they do best.
Looking forward to opening proceedings at Cord in Manchester for the Carefully Planned Festival on October 17th at 2.45. In good company too!
Really pleased that Thread Recordings and Booking Agency will be booking future NJD shows in the UK and Europe. Get in touch with Lee via the web site.
Here’s a couple of videos of tracks from the new LP – House of Dragons and Zanzibar Chai, both made with the excellent Nottingham filmmaker Jes Hill.
Delighted that my duo Fains, an electric collaboration with violinist Jo Cormack, will be playing at this year’s Supersonic Festival on Thursday 11th June in Birmingham Town Hall. We’re opening for Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory and his Moog Ensemble.
Great news – will be playing at Muckle Mouth on Thursday July 2nd opening up for the Dan Haywood trio. Come down!
Delighted to announce that the House of Dragons LP is out now on Lancashire and Somerset records. Head over here to order a copy. I’ll have them at gigs from April 3rd.
To pick up an MP3 copy head over to my bandcamp.
For those of you that missed it, here’s my version of Little Molly’s Dream from the Michael Chapman tribute comp. Such a lovely tune.
Thanks to everyone who came out to shows and lent their support in 2014, it really means a lot to me. Especial thanks to Sharron Kraus, C Joynes, Grasstops Recordings, Hayden Pedigo, Fylde Guitars, Mariano Rodriguez, Steve Malley, Kogumaza, Sideways Through Sound and Lancashire and Somerset records. Sin Eater festival was a total highlight, likewise shows at the Dentist in London and elsewhere with friends old and new. The new record exists!!! Just finalising the packaging and then it will be out, woo… Really looking forward to 2015, got some exciting things in the pipeline (and a wonderful new Fylde guitar) so watch this space! I’ll be taking albums off sale on Bandcamp later on today due to these unfortunate VAT developments, hopefully get that sorted at some point when the grown ups have ironed it out…