I'm catching a train up to Edinburgh tomorrow. Looking forward to playing lots of gigs as part of the festival whilst I'm there...
Thanks to all those who came to watch us play at Glastonbury Festival. We ended up playing two gigs, one in the early hours of Thursday on the Mandala Stage and the other on Thursday evening on the Toad Hall stage, both in the Greenfields. After the Toad Hall gig I did a short interview for Kingston Green Radio.
Big thanks to Squishymachine for making such a beautifully, poignant video for my song about dementia called Choccy Rolls.
I helped organised another Wupadupa Eco show on 6th May and did a short set at the beginning of it. It was another night of great music with Amrit Sond playing a stunning headline set and support from myself, Storme Watson and Will O’Donoghue. Here's a couple of photos from the night. Big thanks to everyone who came along or listened at home on the radio and for Georgina and Clive for the photos.
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.