It’s been a long while since I’ve updated the website but you’ll be pleased to know that I’m back on track with lots of great news and exciting things for 2018.
Firstly I’d just like to say a big thank you to all who supported me in 2017, it means a lot! I hope you all had a good Christmas, mine was quiet, but it was nice having time to relax. Since I didn’t gig much, I had chance to spend some quality time with my family and girlfriend which was lovely.
I made great progress with my instrumental album in 2017, the good news is that most of the album is finished; I have just a bit more recording to do before handing it over to my good friend Ian Richardson to finish it off with the mixing and mastering. Check out his work out here, I highly recommend him! Another area that picked up for me towards the back end of 2017 is teaching. I was delighted with the challenge of some new students and enquires. One challenge in particular was teaching ukulele, having only being playing a short while myself. I am now teaching ukulele too as well as guitar and piano.
On the band front there is some big news too, the first being my departure from ‘This is England’. I will be gigging with the guys until March when a worthy replacement will be taking over my duties.
“I would just like to say thank you to the band, and all who have come to watch us! It’s been a great journey and I’ve learnt so much. I’ll miss you all, especially car sharing with Nigel Cunliffe haha! I’m certain you’ll see me around though, it’ll make a nice change to have a few beers and listen to how ‘This is England’ sound as a spectator.”
However this change gives me chance to join new upcoming rock originals band, Apostles of Chaos…
“Hailing out of Yorkshire England, A.O.C are a quintet, consisting of seasoned musicians whom have shared stages with the likes of Magnum, Kaiser Chiefs, Budgie, Screaming Lord Such and Gary Moore but to name a few.
Taking their influences from bands dating from the 70s to present day (Led Zeppelin, Marillion, Rival Sons, Porcupine Tree etc…), the band truly have a unique sound, mixing great rock riffs and melodies with a twist of prog!”
I am looking forward to the challenge of a new band, writing our own music excites me tremendously. More news to follow very soon!