PADCAST 36: POLAND + NEW WEBSITE!

The tour in Poland last week was great fun, with some lovely gigs in good venues. I ate so much food I could hardly walk, and spent some time with some lovely people.  We spent quite a lot of time on the Polish public railway system which certainly seem to run more on time than in the good old UK. All in all, a great trip Here’s the Padcast:

Na Zdorovie!

PADCAST 35: DRACULA!

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!

PADCAST 34: THE BITTERSWEET FEAT. MARCUS BONFANTI

MARCUS BONFANTI

This week, Marcus Bonfanti and I celebrated our British Blues Awards with (amongst other things) a Padcast! We play Marcus’s award winning song ‘The Bittersweet’. Who knows, maybe an album in the next year or so?! Look out for my bro on camera duty…

Paddy x

PADCAST 32: FRANCE LIVE RADIO

The Padcast this week comes from the live sessions I did this week for France Culture and France Inter.  The sessions went great and I managed some interview answers in French, something I hope to do a lot more of.  With the concert at Le Triton in Paris coming up, this was a great way to announce it and it would be awesome if the show was sold out…

So here’s a few clips from the trip put to one of the live recordings of ‘Going To See My Baby’ on the show ‘On va tous y passer’ on France Inter:

And here’s a link to a clip from France Culture the night before, which I thought turned out well:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt4gob_paddy-milner-as-she-walked-away-emission-le-rendez-vous-de-laurent-goumarre-sur-france-culture_music

PADCAST 31: LAZY MONDAY feat. GREG EVAIN

Well, this week I was joined by young French pianist/singer Greg Evain who I’ve got to know over the last few years. Greg is beginning to make waves in France and I’m sure he has a big future ahead. He’s over in London for the summer so thought we’d get together and bring you a Padcast. ‘Lazy Monday’ is from my album ‘Walking On Eggshells’ and was written by my dear friend and wonderful musician Eddie Martin. Greg cites it as a big influence on him so it was nice to play the song with him this monday gone. After a rehearsal, it was the first take we did and left it at that!

Have a top weekend : )

PADCAST 29: JEALOUS KIND

This week, Jealous Kind, a great song by Bobby Charles recorded by Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Etta James…I’ve always liked the song since I heard Joe Cocker do it a few years back. This week features Paul Tkachenko on sousaphone – please check out his website at http://www.tkachenko.co.uk for a glimpse into his multi-instrumental world – in particular, check out the instruments he’s actually invented and made himself…

And here’s the FREE download (just Facebook ‘like’ it and it’s yours!)

PADCAST 27: PHOTOS FROM THE ROAD

Well, without much time to spare this week, I delved into iPhoto and found a bunch of pictures from gigs, on the road, some I took myself, some by others, and put together a little slideshow of them. The tune is a version of ‘Caravan’ by Duke Ellington that I recorded a while back as a B-Side to ‘You Think You’re So Damn funny, released as a single on Bronze Records a while back. Hope you enjoy!

Till next week x