Life seems to be getting in the way of my music at present. Hopefully I’ll redress the balance in the not-too-distant, but I have numerous things going on which require dedicated input, hence the lack of radio contact.
The early part of this year [as I write this, it’s the beginning of June – where the hell does the time go?!] proved fruitful; I wrote about 4 tracks before the end of March, but since then, I’ve not had any significant time to devote to penning new material, which is rather frustrating!
However, there are a few gigs and other odds and sods on the horizon, so let’s look forward to those.
The second Lucid Recordings PledgeMusic campaign launched on the 22nd January.
The project to facilitate the pressing of a limited edition, double vinyl set and accompanying CD funded itself within 23 days!
At the time of writing this, we’re almost there with the mastering. Chris Bagust, who mastered Peace Odyssey, has spent not insignificant amounts of time making sure that this new portfolio of work sounds as good as it can do prior to hitting the pressing plants.
I can reveal that the new LP is called ‘Paracosmic’. I’ve written a short blog piece that you can glance at here.
The project is now at just under 120% – 20% over target, so I think I’m going to close the campaign before the end of the summer. If you’ve not yet come on board, you’ve missed the boat if you’re after double vinyl, but there’s still some CD stock available.
Chilled Cider 2017.
The annual gathering of the clans is almost upon us. This rather marvellous party is a favourite fixture in my calendar, and this year won’t fail to meet expectations.
The Square and Compass on the gorgeous Isle of Purbeck is the venue, Pete Lawrence has arranged an eclectic playlist, and hopefully the weather will behave itself. Last year was almost a washout – visibility on the Sunday was down to a few murky feet, due to inclement climatic conditions, sea mist, and about 6 pints of cider.
This year, I think I’m playing some tunes in my trad. slot on the Sunday early afternoon. Not sure, though..
After the success of last year’s party, the Awamu Crew were keen for this boutique festival to happen again – after all, it raises money for a good cause,
The venue last year was in the depths of Wiltshire, so this time, bearing in mind that the majority of punters hail from the London area, the organisers were keen to find a space a little closer. The Chiltern Hills provide the backdrop for Together 17, and if it’s anything like last year, it’ll be a grand little do…
I’m performing here, as well as organising the entertainment in the ambient ‘after hours’ space for the night owls amongst you…