I played in Bucharest, Romania, this week with Jack Bruce & His Big Blues Band. The festival was brilliantly entitled the ‘Dracula Bass Festival’, so I just had to use that as inspiration for this week’s Padcast. Frank and Winston did a hilarious job of an improvised death scene and I stuck what else I had around it. I didn’t manage to get much footage for various reasons so my choices were pretty limited but I managed to cobble together some sort of tenuous story line, edit the footage and record the music all on weds morning before running (literally) to get the Eurostar to Paris for some interviews and the Triton gig. A mad rush but managed to post the rest of the band’s tickets to them before jumping on the tube. Wish I had a bit more time to do something a bit more detailed on the music – like taking me back to college days and writing a proper fugue on one of Jack’s basslines perhaps…

Anyway, here it is:

All trombone players, beware, there is an evil afoot!


I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be joining Jack Bruce for a full UK tour in March 2012. Should be a good’un! The dates are:

6th: Ronnie Scott’s, London
7th: Ronnie Scott’s, London
8th: Ronnie Scott’s, London
18th: Stables, Milton Keynes
19th: Stables, Milton Keynes
20th: Corn Exchange, Cambrige
22nd: Komedia, Bath
23rd: St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
24th: Parr Hall, Warrington
25th: Opera House, Buxton
26th: Opera House, York
28th: City Hall, Salisbury
29th: Town Hall, Brimingham
30th: Picturedrome, Holmfirth
31st: Tyne Theatre, Newcastle