It’s a busy old time with musical friends returning to London from all over the world. For some reason the drummers are last to return so I have the opportunity to play with some new drummers.
Friday 28th August: LV Project featuring Susana Lang Lenton, Jazz After Dark, Greek Street, Soho, London. 10:30pm – 2:30am Exciting jazz group with vocals.
Saturday 29th August: The Rock ‘n’ Rollers, The Jester Bar, The Cross Kings, York Way, Kings Cross, London 9:00 – 1:00 Classic Rock n Roll and blues covers with some sweet reggae and rock.
And a special recommendation to see my good friend Matt Stevens play on Sunday 30th at Wax Jambu in Upper Street, Islington at about 9, I think. Matt is a must see and is creating some excellent original music using acoustic guitar and loops.
It’s been a mad week. On Monday I had the pleasure of recording some tracks for a Rock n Rollers promotion and on Tuesday I attended a fantastic gig at Darbucka featuring Steve Lawson, Lobelia, Miriam Jones, Susan Enan and Lloyd Davis. Hearing so many great singer songwriters in quick succession was a great pleasure – like a mini festival.
Yesterday, Tuesday I played a one off jazz trio gig in Soho with a lovely guitarist called Matt Smith who I met in Brittany: very spontaneous and a lot of fun. Pablo played the drums for us. I got to play a lot of new tunes.
Now I’m spending time trying to organise rehearsals for the Luna Kalamata acoustic Balkan spectacular in September.