Skinny Lister US Tour & Glastonbury

June is an exciting & busy month as I will be heading off on my first US tour with new band Skinny Lister. Its a headline tour taking in Chicago, New York, Boston & Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester to name just a few, full list of dates are below.

 

Then to top it all off we’re straight off to Glastonbury to play the Avalon stage on Sat 28th June.

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Ed Prosek – Across Berlin

Freshly signed to BMG Chrysalis/Auditorius Publishing I am jetting off to Berlin this weekend to play a show with Californian/Brighton based singer songwriter Ed Prosek. I will be working with Ed full time now, and currently working on double A side single for release later this year, so watch this space.

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Foals Drum Technician

I am very pleased to announce that I will be drum teching for Foals this year on their forthcoming ‘Holy Fire’ album campaign. Promo for the release starts tomorrow in Berlin, and around Europe until the UK / European leg of the tour begins on February 28th until the end of March. I may even be playing a spot of percussion, triangles and tambourines at the ready!

Here is their brand new video ‘My Number’ TUNE!

2011 – Drumming Mad!

So 2011 has been a busy year, the busiest yet for me! Therefore I thought I would have a review of my year with music and try to remember what I have been up to…

Live Shows:

Sunless ’97: 6
Mean Poppa Lean: 7
Mechanical Bride: 23
Holy Vessels: 2
Saint: 44 (Functions)
Caroline Buckley: 1

All shows: 83 (4 Tours, 2 UK, 2 European).

Supported, Friendly Fires, Yuck, Toro Y Moi, Kwes, Summer Camp, Smoke Fairies, The Heart and the Hand, Liam Finn, Dry the River, Graham Coxon.

Standout venues visited: The Garage, ULU, St. Giles Church, London, Flèche D’or, La Boule Noir, Paris, Le Cargo, Caen.

Releases:

2 Albums: Mechanical Bride – Living With Ants, Mean Poppa Lean – Live on Twelve Legs.
1 EP: Sunless ’97 – Making Waves.
3 Singles: Mechanical Bride – Colour of Fire / Young Gold / To the Fight.

2 Radio sessions: Radio 1 Huw Stephens session, Selector Radio session.
Radio Plays: Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, XFM, Selector Radio in over 29 territories.

1 Album recording session, Holy Vessels.

1 Endorsement deal, C&C Custom Drums.

4 Auditions, Left 1 band, joined 2, currently playing with 4, Sunless ’97, Holy Vessels, Mechanical Bride & Saint.

That just about wraps up my year, I’m hoping 2012 has more to give, looking forward to next year and implementing some new years resoultions, I already have a few that I have started early, cause I want a head start!

Merry Crimbus and a Happy Neu Year to all! X

UK Tour, Philip Selway & C&C Snare Drum

Firstly I have just got back from a week long tour around the UK with Mechanical Bride, we began in Brighton at the Komedia, and took in the sights of London, Oxford, Cardiff, Bath, Cambridge and Cheltenham. The Highlight of the tour would be our support band in Cambridge, Bathing Blonds, check out their music they are a very talented bunch and one to look out for, and the lowlight would be getting stranded in Cambridge due to the van needing a well earned holiday..

http://soundcloud.com/bathingblonds

I also had the huge privilege of meeting Philip Selway from Radiohead at our show in Oxford at the Jericho Tavern, where 20 years ago they were first spotted and signed up. We had a lovely in depth chat, and he remarked on how interesting and accomplished my drumming was, which obviously was a huge compliment from one of my biggest musical influences, Thank you Philip!

Here is the Philip in action with new Radiohead member Clive Dreamer on double drums duty..

Also I my C&C snare drum is finished…

Mechanical Bride UK Tour & European Dates…

KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR

Wednesday 19th October, Brighton
01273 606 312 / Komedia

OLD QUEENS HEAD

Thursday 20th October, London
Old Queens Head

JERICHO TAVERN

Friday 21st October, Oxford
Jericho Tavern 

SWN FESTIVAL – TBC

Sunday 23rd October, Cardiff
SVN Festival 

MOLES

Monday 24th October, Bath
Moles

PORTLAND ARMS

Tuesday 25th October, Cambridge
Greenmind

FROG & FIDDLE

Wednesday 26th October, Cheltenham
seetickets 

LES INROCKS, CARGO

Thursday 3rd November, Caen
FNA Tickets 0892 683 622 (0,34€/min) / int +331 41 57 32 28
Ticketnet 0892 390 100  (0,34€/min) / intl +331 46 91 57 57
Digitick / Alias Production

LES INROCKS, LA BOULE NOIR

Saturday 5th November, Paris
FNA Tickets 0892 683 622 (0,34€/min) / int +33 1 41 57 32 28
Ticketnet 0892 390 100  (0,34€/min) / int +33 1 46 91 57 57
Digitick / Alias Production

CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL, THE HAGUE

Saturday 19th November, The Hague
Crossing Border Festival

CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL, ANTWERP

Sunday 20th November, Antwerp
Crossing Border Festival

Loads-a updates!!

It’s been a busy few weeks, firstly Living with Ants is up for a Schmercury award, best folk album of 2011 up against Fleet Foxes and the such like…

Plus a UK Mechanical Bride tour coming up in October, and european dates in November.

Joined up with London based band Sunless ’97, rehearsing for Live, tours planned.

Recorded an album with Brighton band, Holy Vessels in Oxford with producer Iain Harvie (Del Amitri).

Plus loads of functions and drum lessons, woooo busy is good!

Smoke Fairies / Mechanical Bride UK tour.

I am currently in York with Mechanical Bride halfway through a UK tour supporting the Smoke Fairies. Here is the list of dates we are doing..

May 2011

12 – BRIGHTON – Great Escape Festival (Prince Albert)

14 – CLITHEROE – The Grand At Clitheroe (w/Smoke Fairies)

15 – HEBDEN BRIDGE – The Trades Club (w/Smoke Fairies)

16 – EDINBURGH – Cabaret Voltaire (w/Smoke Fairies)

18 – YORK – The Duchess (w/Smoke Fairies)

20 – LONDON – ULU (w/Smoke Fairies)