It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything so thought I would write a quick update…….
The back end of 2008 saw some good things……..recorded some tracks for my album with Elliott Henshaw (drums), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Ross Stanley (piano) and Brandon Allen, Carlos Lopez-Real, Paul Booth (sax). I covered the last 6 weeks of Spamalot in the West End which was great fun and did a short tour of Ireland with Shakin’ Stevens.
2009 got off to a great start………rehearsals, tech and then into shows on Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the West End, a UK tour with John Barrowman which ended at the Royal Albert Hall. I’ve just been setting up Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray for another UK tour, I’m not doing much of the tour, but will be doing some of Sadlers Wells and the Chekov Fesitival in Moscow.
In March I recorded the last remaining tracks for my album. This line-up featured Bhupinder Chaggar (tabla) and Teymour Housego (bansuri). The album is currently being mixed and should be available soon!
Also this year I’ve had some great gigs with the Elliott Henshaw Band, including Ronnie Scotts, Churchills (Southend) and The Spice of Life (London)……..there are more planned over the summer. There have also been a couple Jam Van 5 gigs, a band I co-run with drummer Ali Van Ryne…….we did The Spice of Life and the Luna Lounge earlier in the year which were great fun!
I’m also doing a regular monthly slot at Ronnie Scotts with Funk Affair featuring the rather tasty rhythm section of Sam Grimley (keys), Ernie McKone (bass), Derrick McKenzie (drums)……oh and me!!
So lots of good things happening…………..until the next time!!