It's been a while since I had some Sugardrum photos taken to use for promotion. The last proper photo session I had was on a cold Winter's day with rapidly fading light in Richmond Park. I was physically shaking it was so cold towards the end. With a new album being released in a couple of months I thought it was time to get some new photos done.
I finished the mixing for my new album earlier in the week and sent the tracks off for mastering. The last day of mixing ended up being a long one as there were various tweaks that I wanted to make to the songs to get them to sound their best.
I’ve made another new Christmas video - my acoustic cover of the Wham! classic Last Christmas with the original video recreated as a play performed by a cast of Lego characters.
I’ve made a video for my latest Christmas Cover - White Christmas. It is made up of a series of photographs I took a few years ago whilst walking through Richmond Park in Surrey. It was a very snowy day and we were lucky to chance upon a herd of deer crossing the path in front of us. Twas a very lovely moment.
It’s time for a new Christmas cover, yay! For the past few years I’ve been recording a cover of a classic Christmas song in my own style and giving it away to family and friends as a thank you for their support over the past year. This year’s track is an acoustic version of White Christmas.
I've finally found some time to go through some of the videos recorded from my gigs over the summer. I did a few gigs as part of the Edinburgh Fringe festival through the lovely people at Lost Horizons Folk Club.
One of the new remixes of my song Forgotten has been played a couple of times in the past week on BBC 6music. First on Tom Robinson’s mixtape show and then on his Saturday night show last weekend.
I’ve been busy working on a selection of remixes of my song, Forgotten. There’s going to be a new EP of them coming out towards the end of July. In the meantime here’s a preview of one of the remixes. It’s called Forgotten (Sunshine Juno mix) and is named in honour of my very old Juno Synth which was used for the bass and pad sounds on this before it got poorly and stopped making bass and pad sounds quite so well.
You can now download my most recent EP - "3 Penny Postcard" along with all my other recordings for free from the Sugardrum shop at //shop.sugardrum.com
The Wupadupa Eco show earlier in March was a lovely intimate gig. Amrit Sond played a blinding headline set and I got to play a slightly long set than usual due to the third act having to cancel because they were poorly.
Merry Christmas! For the past few years I've recorded a cover version of a Christmas Song to give away to family, friends and Sugardrum fans as a thank you for their support. This year I'm proud to present my cover of the classic Wham song Last Christmas.
Wow, fantastic news. Tom Robinson played my song Bubble Clouds on his mixtape show earlier this week. You can listen to the recording again for a short while at the following link...
I've done a few gigs since playing Edinburgh and Glastonbury Festivals, but not had the time to upload any of the videos or photos taken at them. Now my gigs for this year are all done I've got the time to catch up on sorting out gig photos, videos, writing songs and blog posts.
The music blog Music Gleaner recently reviewed my EP 3 Penny Postcard on their website. Here's an extract: