Latest

Rec Rooms streamed gig on Youtube

Here’s the recent streamed gig courtesy The Rec Rooms, for anyone who doesn’t like Facebook.  It’s only the second time I’ve performed this way, and can’t deny it feels odd playing a set at home to dead silence (a bit like radio, but on yr own and with less reliable tech)… Still, reckon it went pretty well – see what you think.

All these lo-fi home gigs are going to make a weird little time-capsule once the immediate crisis passes… A historical record of people with hair that needs cut, staring at cameras in their bedrooms.

For anyone who fancies a deeper dive, here‘s the #SaveOurVenues gig I did for The Brunswick (fb only unfortunately)…  Having crossed a line, I’ll probably do more of this kind of thing in future – but still prefer actual in-reality gigs.

So here, because I’m feeling maudlin, are a few that never came to pass:

…Hope to reschedule with some of these bands, some day!

Hectic Night review

As previously mentioned, Hectic Night (out now on Bandcamp) is a free download live LP we recorded in January, live in the studio.  I was saving it for a rainy day, and this has to be the rainiest year

Plugged in Brighton have given it a track-by-track review, link here – “a troubled troubadour running in and out of dark alleyways being chased by god knows what seeking who knows what.”

Read and see if the music matches the words… I reckon so, but then I’m biased.

#SaveOurVenues livestream, Sun 3 May!!!

The Music Venue Trust needs YOU – to help #SaveOurVenues.
“We need Artists, Music Fans & Local Communities to act together to prevent their local music venues from permanently closing.
Visit saveourvenues.co.uk to get involved.”
no venues = no new music
#saveourvenues

As part of the #saveourvenues campaign, I’m doing a streamed gig on Facebook to raise funds for The Brunswick – a venue I’ve spent a lot of time in over the last several years, both onstage and audience.

It’s Sunday 3 May, 7pm UK time – on my Facebook page or the venue’s: here.

(Donations can be sent direct to The Brunswick here.)

It’s all quite last-minute, but then the situation’s urgent… and dire… for smaller venues in lockdown: I’m hoping we can all help each other out.  Keep music (a)live!

 

Hectic Night – free LP, 27 April

A free LP out Mon 27th, if you’d like one, with a simple premise: the band, playing our set in a studio, a few weeks before the lockdown hammer fell – just because.

Listen/download/enjoy.  Three sample tracks in the link above…

recorded live at Audiobeach (Brighton), 16 Jan 2020

vox / gtr: MF
bass: Stephen Parker
drums: Barney Guy
engineer: Forbes Coleman
(songs MF / arr. band)

(photo: Mik Hanscomb)

 

Quarantune / new release / socially distant

 

Dexter Bentley’s Hello GoodBye Show on Resonance FM played a new song of mine, Caught Making Signals, as part of QUARANTUNE on Sat 4 April: “Enjoy the first flowers of lockdown in the form of new music written in response to the current pandemic”.  Strictly speaking, my contribution was written and recorded before all this blew up, but it seems to fit regardless.  See what you think – links above.

Am going to release a free album of the recording session that track was taken from: the band, live in the studio, one very hectic night… Date to follow!

Still haven’t done any live streaming on facebook or wherever yet, but mean to get my shit together soon – even if the idea of it feels a bit like making a model ocean liner out of toothpicks in a hermit’s cell.  Again, date/s to follow (maybe).

%d bloggers like this: