Im looking forward to a big night of music on Saurday Nov 8th as I perform in two major events in the same evening.

First up as part of Gigbeth – the Birmingham city centre music festival that featured a Project X event last year. This time I’m appearing courtesy the nice folks at 4Talent who have put together an exciting bill of music topped off by my favourite guitar band and one time collaborators Einstellung.

Also featured are the Keyboard Choir from Oxford, who’s stated aim is to “make music with the turbulence and dynamics of traditional ‘ensemble’ performances from purely electronic sound sources and ‘found sound'”. The results are by turns moody and atmospheric, minimalist and rocky – should be good live.

Theres more info about the evening and the artists here – Im referred to as “a true highlight of the Birmingham avant garde scene”. Which is nice.

I’ve been asked to play the whole of my Valentine Court album (for only the second time June 2007, in support, as it happens, of Einstellung). Please note a recording of the whole Valentine Court album is currently available as a free download from this very site.

I wont be able to stay long after my set, as I’ll be heading off to the Rainbow pub and warehouse where Im playing a 30 minute set at 9.30pm featuring some Valentine Court highlights and also a couple of my more recent big numbers – Chromazone and Love Fulfilled.

Drop Beats Not Bombs has been a major part of the Birmingham musical and social calendar for some time now – combining amazing arrays of DJs and bands from many styles into a big urban festival style event which is a great and inspiring celebration. Its particularly strong on Breakbeat which is where you’ll hopefully find me dancing later whilst popping in for a chill now and then in the Rainbow Yard where the space is curated by the good guys of Custom Made and the Loafers Lounge.

My top tip on the rest of the massive line up are the amazing Subsource – a punkish rock band using breakbeat and drum and bass rhythms. They really fxcking rock.

Birmingham Performances

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