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Euphonium: Powered By Waste

Euphonium A lovely artist & good friend of mine once made the observation that blown instruments use carbon dioxide (a waste gas) to produce their notes. That made me wonder how often we write people off  as waste when there is still … Continue reading

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Music Refreshes The Parts Others Can’t

As a musician I frequently experience the amazing boost that I get from engaging with a piece of music;  when I am playing percussion/drumming; listening to a recording or watching music live on-stage. One of my most moving experiences I … Continue reading

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Sometimes Simple is Best

I love this cover for the latest EP from our band: it seems to say so much with very little.

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Aches, Breaks & Keeping Time

The great thing about playing in a band (or even just playing a musical instrument) is the sense of fulfilment you get from learning something new or playing something well.  Anyone who plays in a band will know that some … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Firstly Happy Easter to everyone who reads this column.  This is  as special time of year for me.  However, my celebrations were rather curtailed today by a young drummer and his percussionist friend who introduced a new concept to the word ‘crucifixion’!  … Continue reading

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Return to the Studio: Day 1

8:45a.m.  After a traditional breakfast at The Compton Lounge, our favourite local cafe its off to start the serious stuff .. laying down the tracks to the click.  Fortunately we managed to get in last night to set up and … Continue reading

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Return to the Studio

It’s Thursday and we’re travelling 200 miles for a return to ICC Studios in Eastbourne to record a new album. Looking from this side is always exciting: potential, passion, intensity, critical appraisal, exhaustion, late nights, The Compton Lounge, making new friends, renewing … Continue reading

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