Just a quick update on the musical side of my life. I’ll be in York recording a new political acoustic EP in October, and hope to use it as a springboard to expand my gigging and musical presence generally. It will probably go up online either for free or a small donation.
There’s a few gigs coming up in the next few months. My next gig will be the 99 Club in York on the 11th of October, 7:30pm at the St Lawrence Working Men’s Club, a fundraiser for striking miners in South Africa and their socialist alternative to the ANC (after the latter’s failure in the handling of the Marikana massacre). A very worthy cause. Hope you can make it if you’re around! The other gigs are still to be confirmed – make sure to keep updated by liking my music page on Facebook here.
I’m also hoping to start a band after becoming pretty bored of playing solo and realising it would be better to have other people involved – particularly after a violinist, double bassist and possibly a drummer/percussion player and cellist. Get in touch if you know anyone who might be interested!
I won’t go on for too long, apart from saying that there’s lots of new (mostly political) material, most of which has been home recorded and is free to hear and download below or on my SoundCloud site.
Please listen, enjoy and share widely!
Shut Them Down – a song of solidarity with the anti-fracking movement
Staring at Screens – my latest song, a rare non-political piece about spending too much time in front of a computer. An ode to the Facebook/Twitter generation…
Occupy the Radio – my first song on banjo! A call for (musical) revolution…
Darker Things Rise Up – a piece about the worrying rise of the far-right across Europe, as well as UKIP and the EDL in Britain