I’m very pleased to announce that I will be playing a few dates with this awesome band, starting with the album launch on 20th June at Cecil Sharp House in Camden.
If you can make it up to London for the night, please come and see us, it promises to be a great night!
More info, please visit http://seriouschild.com
The official Facebook event for Elephant’s Graveyard has now been created – follow the link below for more information, and please come along and see us! It’s a fantastic company, and promises to be an awesome performance!
I will be performing two songs along with singer Becca Lorraine Huggett, and creating a few sound effects too.
Click here for info on the Facebook event.
Tickets are available here.
And info about the theatre can be found here.
I’ve decided to record a number of tracks for a new project, DADDAD, which I’ve been experimenting with for a couple of months now. The title comes from the tuning – DADDAD, and the plan is to record 6 improvised tracks using the notes as inspiration. It could turn out to be a really restrictive decision, but we’ll see!
Stay tuned for more updates on release dates etc.
I’m very proud to announce that I will be playing guitar in the New Venture Theatre production of Elephant’s Graveyard on June 1st & 2nd. It’s part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the theatre.
For more info and tickets, click here.
(Image courtesy of New Venture Theatre, Brighton)
For those of you that didn’t make the gig at The Con Club, the full set is now up on the Caaw SoundCloud page:
Last Saturday (17th March) saw a fantastic gig supporting The Urban Voodoo Machine at The Con Club in Lewes. Caaw didn’t get a great soundcheck as there wasn’t time, and went on stage almost immediately afterwards, just as the crowd were arriving.
Despite all this, the set went down a storm. Next stop: The Prince Albert, Brighton on 2nd May supporting Th’Legendary Shack Shakers
Thanks to everyone that came and supported us. Here’s footage of “Novayapesnya” from the gig:
I decided I needed a new bottleneck recently, so decided to make one from an old wine bottle. There’s something about the feel and weight of wine bottle necks that I love.
Here is the result…
Here’s a piece (currently being performed by Caaw) from last year, an experimental jam using 2 guitars and a loop pedal. It was mainly inspired by Marc Ribot‘s playing on Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs album and his live version of Fat Man Blues with the Marc Ribot Trio.
I’ve been interested in alternative tunings for a while now, being quite heavily influenced by Delta Blues, and love experimenting with blues.
Then I discovered Bill Orcutt and things changed. Bill plays with only 4 strings, and in some odd tunings.
I then read an article on Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore, becoming interested in the tunings he and Lee Ranaldo use, and, well, I decided to experiment myself…
Update from the last post, here is a selection from Monday’s rehearsal…
Things are hotting up!