PADCAST 21: NAME THAT TUNE

This week, 3 songs performed on the Google Doodle Moog! Despite their omnipotent power, they are creative sorts after all…great doodle today! The songs aren’t too hard to guess but if you’re not familiar with my own music, you’ll be able to find the 3rd tune on my latest album…good luck and thanks for checking this all out…

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.