Behind the Scenes @ O2 w/ Leon Jackson

Hey guys,

Here’s a cool behind-the-scenes video from an acoustic show at Glasgow’s O2 venue. The last time I was in Glasgow was with my own trio almost eight years beforehand – much bigger audience this time but I’m pretty sure we went to the same Nando’s. Some things never change 😉

Enjoy!


Leon Jackson Live @ 02 Part2/2

Hey guys,

Here’s the second half of Leon’s acoustic show in Glasgow’s O2 venue. For Leon’s shows, he usually lends me his gorgeous Taylor acoustic guitar – it’s really inspiring to play this kind of quality instrument. There’s quite a bit of Leon playing solo piano and voice in this video, I think he’d only been playing piano for a couple of months by this point. The man is a fast learner!

For Taylor-inspired guitar solo goodness, check out the 6:50 mark.

Enjoy!


Leon Jackson Live @ 02 Part1/2

Hey guys,

Here’s the first half of Leon’s acoustic show in Glasgow’s O2 venue. The lighting engineer informed me that this is where they film the Celtic Connections shows, which explains the gorgeous lighting throughout the night. Dan Bowater mixed the live sound – in my opinion he’s aurally (if not theologically) a God of live engineering, the sound was perfect.

For the masochists who like guitar solos, check out the 11:30 mark.

Enjoy!


Shayne Ward ‘One Love’ live @ Marquee

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Here’s a video of Shayne Ward performing ‘One Love’ at the Marquee festival in Ireland. Great band here: Carlton Powell on keys, Phoebe Edwards singning, Julian Brown on drums, Chris Brown on bass – always a blast playing with these musicians.

Enjoy!


ACM Gospel Choir perform ‘Total Praise’

Hey guys,

Here’s a short clip of the ACM Gospel Choir singing ‘Total Praise’, taken from the drummer’s-eye-view. This is hands down my favourite gospel song and they perform it beautifully. Sam Edwards managed to capture about 30 seconds before we had to stop filming and actually play something!

Special shout out to Dan Bingham’s keyboard intro.

Enjoy!


RND Gig @ London Palladium

Hi guys!

Here’s a video from a few years back, a gig at the London Palladium with Rosh and Dan from RnD Music. These guys not only write and perform all of their own material, they’re also great in the studio and record/mix/produce all their own stuff.

FYI, there’s a guitar solo (with an amusing run up) at 3:36.

Enjoy!


October 07 Jam Video

Hi guys,

Here’s a rehearsal room jam from aaaalll the way back in 2007. This involved the very talented James Craise on vocals (who was spontaneously composing top line melodies as the band mess around, no less!), Graham O’Shea on drums, Alex Karban on bass and myself on guitar.

Enjoy!