Regarding Award Season

When I left school, I got an award for Outstanding Musical Achievement in the Community. I have the trophy on my shelf to this day. I may have drank champagne out of it, once… From that day til now I’ve worked my butt off writing, recording and performing new songs. It’s hard work, but I…

Taking Back The Electric Guitar

It’s the 13th August and it’s my first gig with the new line up of the Tokyo Sex Whales (my epically named backing band). A special show for many reasons, the obvious one being it was my first show with a new band, which is always exciting. Secondly, it was a special show because it…

Investigating Inspiration

I just got a car, it’s the most amazing thing in the world. I can now drive to the 24 hour Tesco in Winchester and buy Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at 1 in the morning. It also means that I can now get to music venues I couldn’t reach before, behind the wheel of a car…

Getting the Band Back Together

2014 has been an explosive year. I set out with the intention of playing as many gigs as possible, never thought I’d play over 100! I have met some awesome people in the process, musicians and music lovers, who have encouraged me in my wild acoustic ways, but there’s been one common piece of feedback.…

Is Live Music Dead?

Live music is a funny thing, it’s the rawest, purest form in which music can be experienced – straight from the artists heart, soul and mouth… and yet most of us consume our music from an electronic device, on our way to work, in the gym, romantic rendezvous… None of this is bad, I’m simply posing…

The Album Begins… Again

So for the last couple of years I’ve been trying to do some recording with absolutely no budget, but some really optimistic friends! For the last year me and my friends Jonny and Tim have been recording every couple of months down at Jonny’s church in Poole, the results were actually quite good, but the…