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COLLABORATIVE WORK WITH NIGHTPORTS

September 3rd, 2016

Back in 2015, NIGHTPORTS (AKA Adam Martin and Mark Slater), asked if I would be interested in working with them on a new recording project. So, I said YES – and we begun. The first recording session took place on a rainy day at home in Airedale, and the second, in my most favourite place in Leeds READ MORE




SOLO PIANO CONCERT FOOTAGE

September 2nd, 2016

Back in June, I played a selection of pieces from moogmemory for Daylight Music at Union Chapel, London. Later on, in the evening, I also played a solo piano concert as part of the Transmission Concert Series, at St. Catherine’s Church, Telegraph Hill. It’s about forty minutes in length, and is not a bad representation of READ MORE




BRIGHTON ALTERNATIVE JAZZ FESTIVAL: FUNDRAISDER #2

August 19th, 2016

  Bit of a last-minute plug for the second fundraising concert for the Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, at The Verdict, Brighton, tomorrow (Saturday August 20), doors from 19:30. I’ll be playing a solo piano set, alongside saxophone & double bass duo, Knoel Scott & Jair-Rhom Parker Wells; and Brighton’s very own West Hill Blast Quartet. Festival director, READ MORE




Fresh Yorkshire Aires – Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, June 30

June 27th, 2016

Don’t forget, the second instalment of Fresh Yorkshire Aires exhibition and performances comes to Bank Street Arts, Sheffield this week, on Thursday June 30, 18:30. Pop in, browse the exhibition, and watch myself and Philip Thomas interpret the scores (which are also available for purchase). Tickets and information are available HERE.




moogmemory w/HAUSHKA, Friday 24, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

June 21st, 2016

  I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll playing a selections from moogmemory at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, June 24. This will be the FIRST TIME I’ll have played any of this material in what has now been my home town for TWENTY YEARS this year… After a chance meeting with the lovely Haushka at a READ MORE




London Shows: moogmemory and Montauk Variations, Saturday June 18

June 16th, 2016

This Saturday JUNE 18th I’m playing a special lunchtime moogmemory concert as part of Daylight Music, at the wonderful Union Chapel, Islington. And in the evening, playing Montauk Variations as part of the Transmission concert series, at St. Catherine’s Church, Telegraph Hill (and will be my first solo piano concert in a while!). SO, if you’re 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