I am now at my teaching studio in Bromley full-time and as a result have had a large influx of new students who have ranged from a retired teacher wanting to learn Fleetwood Mac to a younger student who has taken his first steps into grades.
Talking of all things Grades I would like to say a massive congratulations to my students who took their TRINITY MUSIC EXAMS as they all passed with flying colours and some of them gained the highest scores I have seen so again well done to you all. Grades offer students a great chance to focus their learning and provides them with a goal which some students can find really helps in their studies. I will soon be uploading pictures of my students with their certificates so keep an eye out.
SPECIAL THANKS to my student Dr Teresa Jefferies who has done the most magical upgrading of my old battered strat. She has been gigged hard over the years and was well overdue an upgrade and for those who are interested she now has Dimarzio Area 58 & 61silent vintage pickups, wilkinson VS100 trem and graphite nut. Plays like a dream so thank you very much T.
I hope you have all had a nice relaxing easter and like my self have eaten your body weight in chocolate and roast dinners. This month I have been busy rehearsing and writing new material with my funk band Soul Grenades which for those who don’t know is an originals funk band consisting of 11 of us plus a shiny horn section. We have been working on demos and getting our incredible new singer Sabinna up to scratch with our set as well as our disgustingly talented keys player Dave Henley. I have included a video of us in rehearsals last week in preparation for our gig at The Pack And Carriage this friday the 10th in Euston. So feel free to come down and check out some great funk bands.
I have also been out gigging (as you can see from the image at the top) with my good friend James Mc Master. We are working on a new Duos gig but this was in aid of a small music festival in Tunbridge Wells called PooFest and we played some of James’s original material which was great fun plus its always a pleasure playing out with McMaster!
I have also been writing songs for country star Jeannine Barry as she is heading of to sunny Nashville to record her EP so best of luck to you girl!
Last month i did a session for producer Kai McKenzie for pop band FOREVER IN YOUR MIND where i played guitar and ukulele on their new track Sweet Little Something which has been riding high in the Disney Charts. I had never played Ukele before and it was quite the learning curve but was good fun and you can check out there new single on iTunes here.