An introduction

Seeing bandmate Matt Ingram‘s personal site inspired me to finally put some content here. So here’s an introductory update.

2011 was a great year for my discography. I felt proud to play on a number of fantastic albums including bass and horns on Peggy Sue‘s Acrobats (Wichita), guitar, bass, horns, a bit of vocals, a bit of drums and even credited as ‘musical director’ on Alessi’s Ark‘s Time Travel (Bella Union), banjo, guitar, mandolin, a bit of backing vocals and tenor horn on Laura Marling‘s A Creature I Don’t Know (Virgin/EMI) and lots more.

2012 is already looking equally good as the Sons of Noel and Adrian album Knots (Broken Sound / Willkommen) will finally see a release, an album very close to my heart on which I played guitar, electric and upright bass, a bit of brass including my euphonium recording debut and a few other bits. There are loads of other things recorded but not yet released – electric and upright bass, electric guitar, high strung acoustic and banjo on a new EP from The Mariner’s Children, electric bass and a few other bits on a new album from Eyes & No Eyes, a bit of double bass for Kristin McClement‘s debut album, a tiny bit of electric guitar and the artwork design for Emma Gatrill‘s debut, some horns for Lulu & The Lampshades and my first album as producer for Woodpecker Wooliams.

So far this year I’ve played a few shows with Peggy Sue, Eyes & No Eyes, The Mariner’s Children and Emma Gatrill and spent most of my time touring with Laura Marling. Very much looking forward to a Sons of Noel and Adrian tour in April and many more recording projects – Laura Marling’s fourth album, debut album from The Mariner’s Children and some exploratory Sons of Noel and Adrian sessions. I’d like to get more into producing and I’ve very much enjoyed working with Ben Hampson on Sons, Alessi, EANE, Woodpecker Wooliams and Mariners – he’s swiftly becoming the Willkommen Collective’s official engineer.