...and other things...

So I had the day off after Eastbourne (day off regular work that is!) - which is just as well as I was on such a high it took almost an hour of post-gig debriefing over coffee and another hour and a bit of a drive home to come off it - and spent some of the afternoon jamming some new ideas with the awesome Daniel Fitzgibbon. Daniel is a top guy but a multi-instrumentalist, he played percussion on Beacon and bass on Reckless Heart (more of which soon!) and played both together on Daughters of Mercy at the Beacon launch night. He has super ideas and his knowledge of chords far surpasses mine I'm always learning something from him. 

Then in the evening we tried some stuff out at the Project B open mic. I probably get to an open mic about once a week these days, mostly to try out new material or meet up with friends, as there are some that only happen once or twice a month and it's the only way to catch up with some people! This was nice and chilled with bass and guitar, we look pretty engrossed(!); I think Renegades was probably the song that worked best in retrospect. 

Today I've been at rehearsals with Sarabande Stone who I'm pleased to say have recording dates coming up! Most of what we do is improvised so it'll be great to capture it in its current format. And tomorrow I'm shooting videos at St John's in Hoxton with the lovely people at Go Out Of Tune - so some miscellaneous non-gig stuff is going on behind the scenes this week. I think about all the people I've met and the experiences I've had in just this one week and it blows my mind!

 Photo by Mike Bale

Photo by Mike Bale