May 15 2011

This Weekend: Clare, Esther & Nina!!

Hey folks,

Thought I’d drop a quick post to let you know what’s going on this weekend.

Last night I had a great show at the Pizza Express Maidstone with Clare Teal. We’re currently promoting our brand new album Hey Ho which came out on Monday. And is currently number 1 in the iTunes Jazz charts by the way….

Tonight I’ll be playing with Esther Bennett and Duncan Lamont at the Pheasantry in Chelsea. Esther’s gigs are always lots of fun so do come along if you’re in the area. Lovely pizzas there too…

And don’t forget Monday night I’ll be at the fabulous 606 club in Chelsea with the fantastic Nina Ferro. This is the first gig for a while we’ve done playing the material from her last album Waiting for the Sunset, and promises to be a great show. We’ve got Femi Temowo on guitar, Martyn Kaine on drums, Jono McNeilon bvs and Grant Wndsor on piano. It’s gonna be great and it’s gonna get busy so definitely book now to grab yourselves a table!

If you haven’t heard Nina’s album, here’s a little player for you (aren’t I good to you?!)

And if you’re sitting at home messing about on the internet, remember to checkout my latest offering at Bandcamp. I’m still offering it on a ‘pay what you want’ basis, including for free. So there’s really no excuse if you haven’t got a copy yet…

Ciao for now. Hopefully see you at one of these shows over the next couple of days;)

Aug 13 2010

Album Progress Report #2

Hello again,

Firstly, welcome back to the new site which has undergone yet another redesign. I’ve changed the theme yet again to have a little more control over the layout of each page. The photo gallery is now up and running, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to know. There’s a great collection of shots by the fantastic Stephen Lynn which are definitely worth a visit if you haven’t already seen them…

I’m sitting here listening back to the twelve tracks I’ve shortlisted for the solo bass album. Since my last post I’ve been feverishly grabbing every spare minute to do some more recording and have come up with a few extra ideas. Which, let me tell you, has been pretty tricky over the last fortnight as I’ve been all over the shop with Clare, Duke Special, the Duckworths and Maggie Reilly. In fact, most of the last two weeks have been spent traveling back and forth to Heathrow airport…

At this stage I am unsure as to whether I’ll be including all twelve tracks on the album as some of them are pretty long. Any of the tracks I decide not to use will undoubtably end up on my Soundcloud page, so feel free to check that out over the next week or so. I’ll probably add a few more alternate takes too; I have plenty!

First thing tomorrow I’m off to the Cowshed so Joe can sprinkle the fairy dust and master it to tape. I’m really looking forward to having something concrete in front of me at this stage, even if it means having to cull a couple more tracks.

I’ll let you know how it all goes. And incidentally, tomorrow night after the mastering session I’ll be playing at The Vortex with Esther Bennett. See you there?

Si x