I've just uploaded up first official music video, for the song Rainglow which features on one of my free EPs available to download for free from our Bandcamp page.
I was lucky enough to perform at Wildheart Gathering at the beginning of this month. It's a truly beautiful festival set amongst the most amazing grounds with lots of woods and fields nearby. Whilst there I took the opportunity to go for a wander with my guitar. I nervously crossed a field full of cows, keep a wide berth from them as I made my way to the woods on the other side of the field. The cows got bored of looking at me by the time I had past them and went back to eating their breakfast. In the woods, I set up my little camera and recorded a couple of videos.
Here's a short video from my recent house gig...
We've got a lovely house gig in the E5 area of London this coming Saturday 16th April. I'll be doing a set with Danielle and Matt and possibly Storme followed by the lovely Gemma / Woodpecker Wooliams.
After a lovely gig in Bracknell last week at Folking Live, I'm now about to travel upto Norfolk to do a gig on a beautiful looking boat. Yay and ahoy there!
Nigel, Beth and Storme will be chatting and playing some songs on Kingston Green Radio on Monday 14th March between 6-7pm. The show will be available to listen to online and on 87.7FM in the Kingston Upon Thames area as part of Kingston Paint the Town Green. Yay!
Here's a video of Fallen Guru by Sugardrum, recorded at the unplugged Wupadupa house gig at the end of last year. This song features me, Nigel on vocals and guitar, Danielle on harmonies, Matt on glock, Storme on cajon and Fluff the Cat on Sleeping. The whole gig is available to download for free from the Sugardrum Bandcamp site.
As we've got a house concert or house gig tour planned for the Spring, I thought I'd write up a quick guide for anyone planning to host one. House Concerts are a great way to see artists perform in a relaxed and intimate environment. They are also a great way to meet new people and share a unique musical experience.
For the past couple of years I've recorded a musical Christmas card to send out to my friends. Here they are grouped together in a free mini EP type thing.
So, I recently opened up our home and invited a load of lovely people, some who I knew and and some who I didn't to come and hear us play, along with Carrie Tree and Storme Watson. It ended up being a wonderful and magical evening.
We've got a few gigs coming up, sort of a mini tour and our last gigs of the year...
So, whilst driving through Cheddar Gorge I decided to do a guerilla gig. A quick park of the car, and a short climb later saw me sitting towards the top of a grass bank, that looked much less steeper from the ground :)
Thank you to all the people who stopped to listen to me at the many guerilla gigs I did around this years End of the Road festival and for all the wonderful feedback I received from people afterwards.
I think my two favourite gigs were on the top deck of the doubledecker bus that served tea and cake and the last gig I did in the woods on Sunday night, to a small crowd of appreciative listeners.
Big thanks to Glastonbury Podcasting who recently played a recording of our song "Motorway Song" on the September Edition of their show.
You can find out more about them and listen to the show at www.glastonburypodcasting.com