Effective rehearsal getting friend Andre Espeut in to provide vocal coaching for lead and backing vocals. I sometimes find playing drum kit AND doing harmony backing vocals quite a challenge so was very useful.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Sat in on congas at Ridley Road Bar last night at a gig featuring my mate Ali Friend on double bass from Red Snapper fame. ‘Twas funky…
I seemed to be the only person there without an MBE or OBE but got great feedback from attendees and the event organiser. I can offer background piano or any musical solution for any event so do get in touch to discuss options.
much going on this month and next.
Leah and I continue to do piano and vocal jazz standards at Off Broadway on Thursday nights from 9pm.
Buenos Bastardes – my Rock Band – had a cracking rehearsal last night and are working on new numbers White Wedding, Place Your Hands (Reef), Won’t Get Fooled Again and Hard to Handle, all belters. We have a wedding gig in July and a 50th birthday in August. In response to the many requests we will be doing a public gig probably last August/early September – watch this space!
My piano students are doing well and I have a new pupil, another friend, looking to do something nice for themselves. I do have some spaces for more pupils on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5pm or 6pm so let me know if interested and spread the word. Lessons are given on my lovely upright piano in my studio off Mare Street E8 by London Fields, £20 per lesson. I also teach drum kit here if that is preferred or in addition!
I have been asked to curate a music festival in Shoreditch at Arnold Circus on July 8th from 1pm – 6pm. Rough Trade East did the 2 previous years so I feel honoured to be running this. I have 4 acts lined up so far and others in the wings but would be interested in hearing from anyone interested in performing, preferably local to the area and wishing to promote original material. I will be using my PA and recording equipment. If anyone would like to hire this and maybe me to operate it do let me know and I can give you details. Again, more info as and when I get it but it’s free and will be great so come down!