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A Beauiful Piano Tribute to Erik Satie

Like many people, I was affected by the music of Erik Satie at an early age.  His famous Gymnopedies, with their elegant simplicty and and the other-worldly beauty of the Gnossiennes had a profound effect on me and along with other French composers of a similar period (Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc) strongly influenced the way...Continue reading

Phosphorescent, Friendly Fires and me reviewed

My first gig for top Birmingham music promoters Capsule was a great pleasure yesterday. For my set, I was a little taken aback at first by how quiet the audience were – very attentive and polite.  Probably because it was in a pub – albeit in the venue room of what is certainly one of...Continue reading
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