Substance & Shadow Theatre’s ‘Christie In Love’ by Howard Brenton

I was approached by the wonderfully talented Midge and Rosie Mullin of Exeter’s Substance & Shadow Theatre to produce a trailer for their upcoming production of Howard Brenton’s Christie In Love. I wasn’t familiar with the play but I knew of the titular character, having seen the haunting film 10 Rillington Place, many years ago – a brilliantly made dramatisation … Read More

The Demagogues – Cocaine Blues

Cocaine Blues – The Demagogues Single is available from iTunes and all good digital retailers     Here’s a video for my band The Demagogues single ‘Cocaine Blues’  -I wrote this arrangement based around the traditional song Bad Lee Brown or Little Sadie. It’s a popular song and the most famous version is probably Cocaine Blues by Johnny Cash.  Though … Read More

Aled Jones Did Not Sing On The Snowman

Being the start of the Christmas Season, I thought I’d add my single: Christmas Is A Sham (Elegy For Aled Jones) to the blog roll. The track is available on iTunes It was of course sung by Peter Auty.Recorded in 2010, this single is perhaps the only festive lamentation for the popular misconception that Aled Jones sang on The Snowman. … Read More

The imagined village and other stories…

I’ve been very quiet on here of late and it is due mainly to the rather hectic nature of my projects. At present I’m in the seemingly perpetual state of ‘almost finished’ on a number of things. Currently I am going through the extremely mundane task of colour-correcting the latest Shields Of Justice Trailer, which should go live at the … Read More

Featurettes… Of Justice.

The last few months have been pretty frantic as Shields Of Justice has taken over my life. We’ve just finished the first of several shoots for our Vietnam sequence and are lining up the last few shoots that will wrap the project. One thing we have just put out though is a duo of mini featurettes – basically to identify … Read More

Tallamy on the radio.

I recently appeared on Jackson Cooper’s Radio show and played a few songs live. Below is a couple of links to the show and a video that was taken in the studio. Nick williams is on at 21:00 and Ben Tallamy is on at 1:12 – of course, you’ll want to listen to the whole show! To find out more, … Read More

Flandyke Shore

Here’s a clip from a new little thing I’m doing – videoing a few songs and popping them on Youtube. Flandyke Shore is a traditional song and this version is most similar to the arrangement by Nic Jones. I learnt this years ago and have never really played it, so I think there are a few changes that aren’t quite … Read More