Jamiroquai – Too Young To Die

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Music | 0 comments

A little while ago Jamiroquai released the stems to this for a remix competition. I have pulled out the bass, lead vocals and trombone and replaced them with my own takes. It makes great practice and a good demonstration of session playing, basic production and video editing abilities. Here it is on Soundcloud and...

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Dingwall Tapping Demo

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Music | 0 comments

Here is a short demo of my new Dingwall and a tapping motif I’ve been toying with for some time. I WILL find the perfect setting for it one day. The bass is a Dingwall Afterburner HS with wenge neck and passive pickups. The audio is recorded DRY into Reaper – that’s right: this is exactly how the bass really...

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Keeping Grassroots Live

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Literature, Music | 1 comment

There has been a lot of talk, for quite some time now, about the fragile state of the live music scene. This is a particularly hot topic in a desperate independent circuit facing venue closures and lower turnouts than a Tory conference on welfare, but it is all so affecting bigger venues and internationally established artists. Worse still: the problem seems to be transcendent of genre and geography (with the exception of inner city development...

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Reggaebaby

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Music | 0 comments

A while back I recorded the Trombone for Jean ‘Reggaebaby’ Mclean’s album “Everlasting”. Here is the opening track. You can follow Jean on Twitter @Reggaebaby

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Expectant Eyes

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Music | 0 comments

This track was written, recorded and produced by Ben. He plays all the instruments and programmed the drums on this track too.

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