“Black Morning Blue” my first solo record is being recorded in San Diego with the best collaboration of musicians from California. It took me a while to get here but there has been a plethora of great musicians I have worked and recorded with to keep me keeping on.
My first solo single was released by the magnificent Geoff Dolman at Static Caravan. “Voodoo Woman” by Koko Taylor featuring amazing musicians from Hyde and Beast and The Futureheads and guitar bliss from David Lee Burdon. B-side Blue Afternoon written by myself and Keith Woods aka Hush Arbors.
When I’m back in London my her heart is with The Silver Rays (pictured above) and the amazing offshoot vocal trio The Giddi Mamas. We released Money(I Like You Better) with Believe Digital records in 2013. The Giddi Mamas have been lucky enough to back some wonderful bands including The Silent Comedy at Koko in London and Deap Vally at Glastonbury Festival 2013 on The John Peel Stage.
As a transient member of The Memory Band taking part in the 2012 album “Oh My Days” vocalizing Stephen Cracknell’s beautiful collaborative vision of music. “New Skin” was penned and recorded at Bun Hill Row in London in within striking distance of William Blake’s grave.
I recorded with Nick Pride and The Pimptones for Record Kicks as part of their 2012 album “Midnight Feast of Jazz” singing “Waitin So Long”and was blessed to write “Second Hand Wife” with The Pimptones and Hannah Caughlin for their 2014 “Rejuiced Phat Shake” out on Legere Recordings.
Ive also had a couple great tracks out on Acid Jazz with Andy Lewis we recorded a single “Good Soul In Good Times” with the b-side “Words Otis Sang”. But the man that who started me on this whole path is Smoove- he let me write and record on his album Dead Mens Shirts-“Coming Back” was born in his tiny flat above The Tanners in Newcastle on a kareoke mic.