When I was a student living in Leeds, I saw Maceo Parker play with his killer band. His bass player was (and I think still is) Rodney ‘Skeet’ Curtis. What a beast of a player! So much pocket, tone, EVERYTHING! Afterwards, I looked him up – he played for Parliament-Funkadelic, and also on this cut by The Whatnauts.
As Steven Tyler once sang, “I don’t wanna miss a thing”. In other words, we’d love it if you followed us on Spotify!
Last September I played on Pete Lee‘s debut album. It was a joyful experience, as we spent a week at Fieldgate Studios in Wales. Visit the kickstarter page, and if you’re keen to hear some brilliant & beautiful modern jazz music, please pledge whatever you can – we only have 4 weeks to reach our goal!
I played on a couple of sessions for Aquilo last year, and today their debut album is released. You can hear me on ‘Never Hurt Again’ and ‘Always Done What You Say’.
The first in a series of live-looping cover videos from me and Danny, a.k.a. Goodfoot. We started with the drum groove from ‘Who’s That Lady’ by the Isley Brothers, and then riffed on some other stuff from there… enjoy!
What must be over 2 years ago now, I started collaborating on some tunes with Danny Sharples. Individually, we’d both had the same problem when it comes to writing music – a flurry of inspiration, a fresh new idea, and the inevitable unfinished song. We both wanted to combat this common issue. We decided to meet up little and often, giving ourselves achievable deadlines in order to actually finish each tune. It all started coming together! Soon we had some tunes that we were happy with, and could actually visualise releasing them into the world.
Last month I toured the UK with Kindred The Family Soul and Trina Broussard. We played some memorable shows, particularly in London, where we had sold-out nights at The Jazz Cafe and The Hideaway. I found this video from our show at The Hideaway. One of my favourite tunes from the set. Enjoy!
The other day I picked up my Jazz from the Gallery in Camden, having just had it set up. (It plays beautifully by the way!) This song popped into my head on the way home, so I thought I’d give it a go. A classic Nate Phillips b-line. Enjoy!