The Bassists of Abba

Growing up when I did, Abba were inescapable. They were the mainstream soundtrack to the 1970s in many ways in the UK and elsewhere. I enjoyed their music very much and saw Abba: The Movie in the local cinema. In my later teens ‘pop’ became a dirty word and I moved on to the more […]

My 2012

What a great year 2012 has been. Highlights for me have included my music residency at Notes Covent Garden which has allowed me to develop a new playing opportunity with Maciek Pysz and Demi Garcia Sabat as well as appearances from Mike Outram, Alam Nathoo and Simon Roth. The gigs with Delicatessen have all been tremendous, […]

Jazz@Notes a photoset by Ped Leung

The music sessions at Notes Covent Garden are going well indeed. They seem to function to both help create an atmosphere for people to meet and chat in a convivial space with great wine, food and coffee and also as a gig for people who want to watch and listen . . . a happy […]

Delicatessen play “Divane Aşık Gibi” at Jamboree in Limehouse

This song is from the Pontian region on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. The bass enters about half way through the song. The film was recorded during our soundcheck for our gig at Jamboree in July 2011. The band: Muzmee (violin) Jeremy Halliwell (guitar) Patricia de Mayo (oud, bass, percussion, vocals) Patrick Wendel (percussion) […]

First Thoughts on Steve Lawson’s Latest: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything

OK, I have a queue of music to listen to right now and tons of work on. I’m learning tunes for Delicatessen, I have the new Hiromi album queued up; I haven’t checked out the new The Fierce and the Dead record and I’m fascinated by Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic project. So, this record by […]

Summer 2004 LA Music Academy

Came across a DVD of this jam/gig from that summer. I had a few weeks in LA taking private lessons and then took a week’s summerschool at LA Music Academy – I got so much from the private lessons in particular and the chance to focus exclusively on music for a month or so. I’m […]