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.
Here's my take on the amazing Foals song Red Socks Pugie from their first album, recorded on a big red sofa that was so huge I was scared it would swallow me up!
The new Sugardrum EP, due out on Nov 11th 2013 is now available on Soundcloud for you to preview...
Ooh, what a lovely festival Tribal Earth was last weekend. Big thanks to Georgina for the photos she took of me at my gig on the Castle stage...
My EP, Where Once Were Roads is now available to buy on Limited edition CD from the Banquet Records store in Kingston. Just pop in and buy a copy: 52 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EE
Just added a couple of photos to the photos page. Thanks to Shaun for the one from my gig at Bristol Folk Tales last week. It was a fun gig - I ended up playing unplugged in the car park as the venue had been double booked for the first half of the evening. The setting next to the harbour was rather lovely with the sun going down behind me as I played.
I love the BBC, bless them they've only gone and played one of my tunes on their lovely network again, yay! This time it's Tom Robinson's mixtape show. In the early hours of this morning he played Dancers in a Painting - a song from last year's EP "Where Once Were Roads" about a painting that comes alive with moving images of all the things and people you love and care for most dancing around inside.
A quick radio news update for you all...
Here's the listen again link for the recent BBC Introducing show which featured my song Choccy Rolls. The show will be available for the rest of the week so if you missed the show take a listen while you still can.
My song Choccy Rolls is going to be played on the Southern Region of BBC Radio, on their BBC Introducing show.
There are numerous ways in which you can listen to the show...
There was a news program on the radio today about the problems with teenage kids drinking too much alcohol, specifically a certain very high strength alcoholic drink sold in glass bottles. The presenter of the program pointed out to a spokesperson from this drinks company how the glass bottles were being used by these drunken teenagers in fights. They asked them if they had considered making the bottles out of plastic to which the spokesman replied they had and the cost difference had been negligible but the problem was the environmental people had an issue with the change from glass to plastic.
I've been posting a series of How-To photos on my Twitter stream showing the behind the scenes making of the video for my song Bubble Clouds. Now all the photos have been posted I thought I'd make a little summary of them for you.
On Feb 1st I'm re-releasing my EP, Where Once Were Roads. I released the CD version last May, after finishing the mixing of the recordings myself then paying to have the tracks professionally mastered and the CDs printed.
Happy New Year! There are lots of exciting goings on in the world of Sugardrum. The recording of the new album is progressing rather nicely and I've just finished a new video for my cover of New York New York. I hope you like it.