I’m writing a column for Guitarist Magazine. Of course, this is like my dream job. The column is all about blues and jazz – in fact, it’s called ‘Blues to Jazz’. So far I’ve done 4 columns: one was a few simple chords, the next some more but with harder chords, next a solo with a clean sound and after that a distorted solo with lots of bends and some shredding. Didn’t take that long eh?
I recorded an album with Theo Travis which should be out in October/November. It features Robert Fripp on 3 tracks. But I’m on ALL the tracks, so I win, I believe ;)
Had a few gigs with my guitar trio. It is me on guitar with Chris Allard on guitar and Tassos Spiliotopolous on guitar. I might call it ‘666’ – in reference to the three sets of six strings on our instruments and the dark lord Satan.
Did a couple of gigs with Kate Williams where we play music associated with the American guitarist Emily Remler – one of my favourites. Kate’s dad, John, is ok on guitar and he made a film of mine and Gareth Lockrane’s (flute and guitar) duo rendition of Cissy Strut – a career highlight.
Did a tour with Tim Garland’s group. It’s a great band. I get to have a raz on a really nice Steely Dan-esque piece called ‘Nacirema People’ by Tom Clarke.