Second solo album released today

I’m very pleased to announce my second solo album, Detritus, is out today. I’d like to thank everyone who played on it – Tom Heather, Martha Rose, James Holden, Emma Gatrill, Colin Stetson, Mathieu Charbonneau, Ben Lanz, Kate Stables, Kev Nickells, Hannah Miller, Jules Arthur and Mikey Simmonds, as well as Louisa Gladwin and James Hurst for their help recording drums and Harris Newman for mastering. Also extra special thanks to Polly Mitchell, without whom this album would probably still be unreleased, for putting her heart and soul into promoting it. You can listen to it on Spotify here, listen and buy from Bandcamp here or get it from your local record shop – assorted useful links here.

Willy Mason UK and Irish tour

Daunting set of sold out dates for February with the great Willy Mason, playing bass and cornet:

6 Bexhill-on-Sea Albatross Club
7 Brighton Marlborough Theatre
8 Totnes Barrel House Ballroom
9 Stroud The Goods Shed
10 Bristol Cube Microplex Matinee
10 Bristol Cube Microplex
11 Cardiff Buffalo Matinee
11 Cardiff Buffalo
12 Oxford Jericho Tavern
13 Birmingham Hare & Hounds
14 Liverpool 81 Renshaw Street
15 Manchester Deaf Institute
16 Manchester Castle Hotel
17 Glasgow Glad Cafe
18 Glasgow Glad Cafe
19 Newcastle Cumberland Arms
20 Farndale The Band Room
21 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
22 London Moth Club
23 London Moth Club
24 London Moth Club

Then a few days off, including playing synth and brass with Christof van der Ven supporting Bon Iver at Hammersmith Apollo on the 26th, before heading to Ireland for eleven more in March:

Cork Coughlan’s
Cork Coughlan’s
Leap Connolly’s
4 Galway Roisin Dubh
5 Navan Lantern Bar
6 Bangor Drama Club
7 Bangor Drama Club
8 Derry Sandino’s
9 Dublin The Grand Social
10 Limerick Dolan’s
11 Dingle Nelliefred’s

Add these dates to the TITK tour in January and I will have done a total of 51 shows in 60 days! Playing with two bands per show at most of them too.

Timber Timbre European tour support

I’m extremely excited to be supporting the great Timber Timbre on the following shows:

  • Sat 08 Apr 2017: Brussels Botanique
  • Sun 09 Apr 2017: Amsterdam Paradiso Noord
  • Mon 10 Apr 2017: Cologne Luxor
  • Fri 14 Apr 2017: Copenhagen Bremen Teater 
  • Sat 15 Apr 2017: Hamburg Uebel & Gefährlich 
  • Mon 17 Apr 2017: Tourcoing Le Grand Mix 
  • Tue 18 Apr 2017: London Islington Assembly Hall 
  • Wed 19 Apr 2017: Paris La Cigale