Its been a busy one!
I have just moved to Surbiton in South West London; With a view to get myself into a nice solid 9-5 Monday to Friday job.
However, it has been a nice busy few weeks. I have been in the studio a number of hours working with various singer song writers to help them put together EP’s and demo’s.
For one composer called Ross Skilbeck, we have been working on a piano album comprising of a number of compositions within variants on a theme. It’s dark and moody with expressive rich chords, that even at times of obscurity, pleases the listening ear. Unfortunately the piano situated in the studio doesn’t quite have the right sound for the mood of the music (a little bright and hard) so there are plans in motion to do a location recording at the Birly Centre where we should be able to capture both the sound of their nice shiny grand piano as well as their nice shiny concert hall.
Ross also did a collaborative session (playing guitar and vocals) with highly talented singer Chloe Powell, where they spent a day recording a number of cover tracks giving each their own twist. You can find some of the recordings here.
As well as the studio time, I have also just completed Elderflower Fields Festival again for the 4th year running. I was working with Sussex Events Ltd to set-up, operate, and take down all lighting and sound equipment across 3 stages. The festival in all went very well, with only a few hiccups, mostly to do with the power generators used this year, they weren’t as reliable as one would hope. But other than that, the weather was great, I drank far too much, saw the sunrise too many times, mixed some great bands, and some bad ones, and went home to pack up my home to move it all to London.