Delicatessen and Pakaw at St Ethelburgas January 14th!

Located on Bishopgate near to Liverpool St Station, St Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation and piece has become known as a beautiful venue for world music in London. The original St Ethelburgas was destroyed by the IRA bomb in 1993 – it was rebuilt as a multi-faith centre. It’s really a great venue and this should […]

My Top Ten of 2011

Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse Mind blowing debut from Stephen Bruner alias Thundercat. Part of the incredible scene around guys like Flying Lotus and Miguel Atwood Ferguson in LA at the cutting edge of jazz, hip-hop, electronic music, dance music and the avant-garde, The Golden Age of the Apocalypse features layers of melodic […]

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) […]

Delicatessen CD – Meze!

The Mediterranean/Balkan/Rebetiko band I play with has released a 30 minute CD. You can download it or stream it from the link above if you’re interested. You can name your own price, we’ll use the money to finance copyright clearance and further recordings. The stream is lower quality audio than the download but will give […]

Delicatessen gigs for June and July

I’m really enjoying gigging with acoustic melodicists Delicatessen with a rush of gigs as we warm up to summer…and bookings already coming in for the autumn. Delicatessen have a line=up of up to eight people: accordion/vocals, violin, violin/vocals, percussion, percussion/vocals, oud/vocals/percussion, guitar and bass. We play songs from Greece and Turkey and the Balkan regions. […]

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 […]