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.
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!
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.
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
Along with getting closer to graduating from RWCMD in early July I am also getting involved with a few pop projects and am very excited to be recording one of them at Catrin Finch’s studio in Cardiff in early June! More news soon…