Burum Tour with Jean-Michel Veillon

I have just returned from a lovely tour and thought I would write a few words about it.

Although having lived in Wales for over 4 years, I had never ventured upwards past Brecon. What was in store was a real treat. Accompanied by old and new friends I found myself completely overcome with the beauty of the landscapes, language and music of the country. I had always enjoyed the Folk music of Wales but never had I looked with any depth. After many hours of performing and listening to melodies sometimes accompanied by the dances and songs I have found there is so much more to it all than I originally thought.

The tour itself was a success and we managed to pull a decent audience to all venues.

Jean-Michel was an amazing man to meet and to teach us about the folk music of Brittany which is also very beautiful. I hope there will be more work with him in the future.

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Duski @ Dempseys

Quick post to mention my trio Duski is playing at Dempseys Jazz Club this wednesday (10/10/12)

We have been rehearsing  provisional sets of tunes for the upcoming tour in February and so will be test running them= Im very happy with the way its sounding and it would be great if you fancied checking it out.

Once again, Duski features

Greg Sterland- Tenor Sax

Mark O Connor – Drums

Myself – Double Bass

Check out my sounds page to hear an example track!

Tryfan Trio at Dempseys

This wednesday coming up (26th September) I am playing a gig with Tryfan Trio (A new band led by Paul Jones). We are playing new music which is crosses minimalism and electronica with a small hint of jazz- but really quite small so its very exciting.

The line up is Paul Jones on piano and electronics, myself on double bass and Mark O Connor on drums and samples. 

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/414784805247873/ – this is a link to the facebook event if you are interested in seeing more information.

http://www.thisispauljones.com/ – this is Paul Jones’ website for even more information

Finally I leave with a picture of the rehearsal a few days ago – hope you can make it and experience something interesting!

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Duski @ Cafe Jazz 5/07/12

A quick post to mention the gig at Cafe Jazz this week with myself, Greg Sterland and Mark O Connor. We will be exploring some material we recently recorded and trying to create some really interesting sounds. Trying a few bits out before we tour in october so It would be great to see some friendly faces there!

£6/5 starts at 9pm at Cafe Jazz on St. Marys Street, Cardiff

Cheers all

 

recording a few weeks ago!