Nikki Yanofsky radio sessions

I’ve just had the pleasure of doing a couple of live BBC Radio sessions with Canadian singer Nikki Yanofsky while she was in the UK promoting her album “Nikki”. We performed the track called “For Another Day”(just me on acoustic guitar...

2010 Wintery Update

Seeing as 2010 is nearing the end I thought I’d post a quick update. Things have been busy over the last few months. I’ve had some good gigs with my own band, including the album launch at Pizza Express, Soho and regular gigs at the Luna Lounge in Leytonstone. The...

DV Mark amp

Hello! Used my new 40w DV Mark combo for the first time a couple of weeks ago…..I’m liking it so far!! Below are a couple of photos taken at ITV Wales……….it sure was cold down there in the valleys!!! (it would also appear I need to tidy...

DV Mark Amp

I’ve just taken delivery of a new DV Mark combo. It’s a new venture by the Italian company behind Mark bass amps. They are very lightweight amps, have loads of clean headroom and a few rather cool features! Check out there range of amps :...

Last Mumbai Blog!

15/11/10 “Why don’t things work!”? Although this has been a wonderful trip….I would like a small rant! 1- The first hotel we stayed at that offered high-speed wi-fi in every room. Well, first of all, you couldn’t access any webpage that required a login/password….so...

New CD Review

Just had a nice review written on the Jazznet website. Please check it out! http://www.jazznet.co.uk/acatalog/CD_Reviews.html

At the airport!

14/11/10 We are now at the airport waiting to fly back to London. The function last night was fun and a further glimpse into real Mumbai life. It was also another opportunity to travel in style! To get to the function and the airport today we used the new Sea Link...

Not long left!

12/11/10 The Mumbai trip is nearing the end. We went to another concert at the Nehru Centre yesterday. Ustad Rashid Khan performed Raga Shree and Raga Charukeshi. A thoroughly enjoyable concert, especially as we travelled there with Guruji in his chauffeur driven...

India Update

It’s been an interesting few days in Mumbai. We decided to spend the last few days of our trip in luxury so are now staying in the beautiful Taj Mahal hotel, which is an experience in itself. It’s amazing to think that almost exactly 2 years ago it was subject to the...

Mumbai Taxis

Had a couple of great lessons since my last blog. We’ve delved deeper into Rag Mian Malhar and also looked into Rag Pliu. Rag Pilu is usually played in a light classical setting and the term mishra is normally used which means mixed. Great performers of this Rag...