In 2013 I was invited to write a song for the RE:connection Project inspired by the documentary ‘Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer’ directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin (At the time of writing this film is now archived on the BBC iPlayer). The project featured music by great artists and friends such as Emily Baker, Steve Lawson, Lobelia, Jamie Freeman and many others. Continue reading “My God, How Can This Be?”
In the last post of this series we looked at finding all the natural notes along the 4th string. Like the diligent student that you are you’ll now have them memorised… Yes?
‘Kit’s Theme’ for solo mandolin. From the original underscore of ‘The Marlowe Papers’ – a one man play by Ros Barber & Nicola Haydn. Continue reading “‘Kit’s Theme’ from The Marlowe Papers…”
The aim of this post is to begin de-mystifying the banjo fretboard. Let’s face it, when we first look at all those strings and frets it just looks like a nonsensical grid.
‘Seascapes’ for solo banjo inspired by ‘Mare Incognitum’ – selected works from Cantos I & II by Nic de Jesus. Continue reading “‘Seascapes’ for solo banjo…”
Growing Peaches In Oxfordshire is singer-songwriter Nik Barrell’s homage to the positive powers of music. It’s an EP of five songs, themselves sweet and tender as a bowl of peaches, that testifies to the therapy of writing music, its ability to dissolve barriers between people, and the shared buzz of playing together. Continue reading “Nik Barrell: ‘Growing Peaches in Oxfordshire’…”
Vocals, Ukulele: Sharon Lewis
Vocals, Guitar: Fiddes Smith
Recorded, mixed, shot and edited by Tim Bidwell at Clockwork Owl Studio.
Filmed by: Alex Simpson, Stephen Pook, Richard Herring
Edited by: Alex Simpson
Audio by: Miguel De Campos