Exposed vocals recently interviewed me, asking various questions ranging from how I thought of the name Sugardrum, my songwriting inspiration, any future plans and projects and what embarrassing songs I have on my mp3 player...
Each week Cofi Radio gather together the best unsigned music and create a show which you can listen to and download. This week they're playing Choccy Rolls from the 3 Penny Postcard EP as part of their unsigned show. Pop over to their site and have a listen and check out some of the other great bands they're playing this week too.
What a lovely evening the Lost Horizons gig in Leytonstone was last week. It was so nice playing to a room full of people all listening intently. Big thanks to the Lost Horizons crew for putting on such a beautiful evening.
Winter is a perfect time to do house gigs. It's just so nice playing some unplugged songs in a warm cosy room with an appreciative audience and, if you're lucky, some funky lights in the background too. I've played a few impromptu house gigs recently. Here are some photos from them...
Happy New year everyone! A big thank you to popular online music magazine Riff Raf who recently featured Sugardrum in the Indie Spotlight section of their website. The article consists of a brief interview which reveals a little more about the recording and writing process. They also described my song Postcard as "Hauntingly Beautiful" which was very nice of them.
I've been recording a cover of a christmas song around this time of year for the past few years. It's usually worked out and recorded on the same day due to the time sucking vortex that is the hecticness of christmas.
My two most recent EPs, "3 Penny Postcard" and "Where Once Were Roads" have both been approved for playing on Earbits radio. Earbits is a new website set up by musicians for musicians and their listeners to make it easier for people to discover new music. Click on the link below to take a listen.
Here's a video from my recent gig at the Harrison in Kings Cross. It's my cover of There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths, performed live and unplugged in front of a lovely audience...
Thanks to all those who came along to see me and Matt play at the Bedroom bar yesterday evening. Thanks too to Amrit Sond and Life in Colour for amazing support sets.
Here are a couple of photos from the night and an animated gif which captures a particular exciting bit of one of the songs. If you put on a CD and watch it you can almost imagine you're there!
My song Postcard is being played this week as part of the playlist for the Acoustic Cafe Radio Show. You can find out more about how to listen to the show on their website.
Here's another little video I've recorded of me playing a song whilst sitting on a giant sofa. This time it's There is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths. I've been playing this cover live for quite a while and thought it was about time I recorded a version for Youtube. The sofa featured is very comfy so I can see myself recording many more song videos on it...
A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Wupadupa gig we put on last Friday at the Grey Horse in Kingston. It was a night filled with amazing music and free cake as all good Wupadupa nights are, raising £192 in total which will be split equally between the following two memory loss charities:
Tom Robinson played my song Postcard from the new EP 3 Penny Postcard on his Introducing Mixtape show on BBC 6music at the beginning of the week. You can listen to the show via the BBC listen again service until the beginning of next week. There's also a track list and short writeup on each of the artists played on Toms Freshonthenet website.