New album: Isotach

May 25th, 2017

I’m delighted to announce my new album Isotach. Recorded at home in Airedale, this is a somewhat deliberate return to all things mechanical and physical (i.e. the piano and cello). Much of the music is quite still, and if you listen carefully you might just be able to make out the sound of various weather READ MORE

moogmemory, BBC3 Late Junction, The Great Escape Festival

June 14th, 2016

There’s still time to catch an exclusive moogmemory set on the BBC iPlayer. Recorded for BBC3’s Late Junction, in front of a lovely, welcoming crowd at The Great Escape Festival just a few weeks ago. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear me struggling with a brand new new piece: Dave.

Fresh Yorkshire Aires

June 11th, 2016

The graphic scores inspired by the places and landscapes of Yorkshire created by local composers Katie English, Jez Riley-French and Nigel Morgan have been collated into one volume, ready for you the public to view via the exhibitions. Philip Thomas and I will perform the pieces on two pianos in Leeds and Sheffield, later this READ MORE

Recent Interviews

May 25th, 2016

This interview with The Quietus focuses on the process of making moogmemory, and also features a Synthesiser Mixtape, made especially for the article. Jazz Dis-Junction features an interview with myself, and with fellow pianist Marc Schmolling. Both Synthesiser Mixtape and Phil’s Jazz Dis-Junction can also be found on Soundcloud.

Emerson’s Lake and Sussudio

May 20th, 2016

Emerson’s Lake was an impulsive recording, made on hearing the sad news about Keith Emerson’s untimely death in March this year. As a fellow man of synthesis, he was arguably one of the great pioneers of live synthesiser performance; paving the way for others to follow… Sussudio has always been one of my most favourite READ MORE

Perrier Jazz Awards 2001 & The Electric Dr. M: Archival Footage

April 1st, 2016

I thought it was time to save some archive footage from VHS obscurity. Both of the following videos feature the same McDonalds / McSlavery / McProfits / McGarbage / McMurder large-size T-Shirt (which I still own). This is footage of where it all started for me, really; and features my first EVER interview… The following READ MORE


March 7th, 2016

I have put together a synthesiser playlist for your delectation. I will be updating this as we go on. Follow/listen here

On Rivock Edge video + moogmemory album stream

March 2nd, 2016

In between final frantic moogmemory tour preparations, I have a few moments to share a new Michael England video for ‘On Rivock Edge’ and the moogmemory album stream. Enjoy. moogmemory is released on Friday. England’s design work is peerless (the inner sleeve detailing is worth the admission price alone). There is a subtle embossing on READ MORE