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Customer Service: What’s That?

  Having worked in a top brand multinational company for nearly 20 years, one message that was drummed into me was “Delight Your Customers!” The idea that we were there for the people who used our products (& therefore made us … Continue reading

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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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What I Do or What I Am?

I have recently been enjoying Cuban music, in particular that of the Buena Vista Social Club and its members.  For those of you who are not familiar with this group of musicians, the story is a modern-day fairytale …  Cuban music … Continue reading

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The Power of Music to Change the Label

Don’t you just love the way we label people … loser, nobody, somebody, hero etc. But we make these decisions with very little supportive evidence .  We look at people, perhaps at what they’ve done (or not done) and then … Continue reading

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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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One Big Sky

At last, after recording, mixing and mastering the first piece of evidence for our existence is released!  You may remember my blogs in February from ICC Studios in Eastbourne where we were recording the ‘albumette’.  Well One Big Sky officially … Continue reading

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