GOING TO SEE MY BABY OFFICIAL VIDEO! PADCAST 20

We had a lot of fun during the making of this video! From picking up an old piano and hauling it out of a house, gutting it, welding wheels and seat, to rolling around the streets of London. The things we end up doing in the name of music! Massive thanks to Stuart Price for all his work including the concept, filming, piano construction and editing. Also to Randall Breneman for his help in the construction, filming and for housing the piano in his garage while the work was done…

Here’s a short video (all I could find!) of the making of the piano – Stuart Price welding the seat together, and the gutting of the piano strings – some haunting sounds. It felt quite wrong to destroy the piano even though it was a knackered old thing.

And a few photos from the endeavour:

***PADCAST 19*** ALL THE WHILE

I moved house this week so used that for some of the ideas. To be honest, I tried to write a song about the experience, involving stress and angry-for-no-reason landlords, but I just didn’t manage to get one out in time. So, I’ve put some clips of the move, including the route from the old house to the new house, to ‘All The While’, a track from ‘The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner’…

PADCAST 18: UNSQUARE DANCE & INTERVIEW DAVE BRUBECK

This week is a performance of ‘Unsquare Dance’ from ‘The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner’, with Alex Reeves on percussion. Then, a personal highlight for me – some clips from a phone interview I did with Dave Brubeck…a truly inspirational man, humble and positive…one of the most incredible moments of my life.

***PADCAST 17*** ON TOUR

This was a great trip, with gigs in Zurich, Bern and…Chorzow in Poland! The main footage I had was from the gig near Bern, so this is what you’ve got! As well as a lot of fun, it was a pretty gruelling schedule with two consecutive nights with pretty much no sleep at all. But totally worth it to get to Poland and play for the Twój Blues Magazine Reader’s Poll Awards, a great night with good people.

***PADCAST 14*** THANKS!

I was very happy to hear that ‘As She Walked Away’ had been nominated for a blues award, so thought I’d write a little ditty to say thanks to Tim Aves for the nomination and to everyone who’s voted! It would be lovely to get shortlisted for the final round later in the year…

Please vote and share! Thanks all! x

Album version:

Live at the BBC, recording for the Paul Jones R&B Show:

***PADCAST 13*** SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE

Not much time to write, as I’m at soundcheck in Holmfirth (which the Brits will know as the setting for ‘Last Of The Summer Wine’) and on my phone so will keep it brief for now! Nice to capture some moments from the tour. Some good memories and faces. The band has been sounding great and there’s generally been a lot of fun had!

Will post some related links soon.