Hello and welcome to my website. So, what have I been up to recently?
I was in Los Angeles at the end of last year recording at Steve Ferrone's Drumroll Studio, with Steve, Phil Palmer and Pino Palladino. I like LA; the never ending sun is a big reason. Steve is another. And now Pino lives there. Plans are afoot to go back in late August to do more recording - we're making a Legacy record .
I played a couple of shows at new year in Italy with DSL (Steve, Phil, Danny Cummings, Mel Collins, Mickey Feat, Primiano DiBiase, and Marco Caviglia), in a huge cave in Castellano on Dec 30 (another first), and at midnight on New Years eve in the town square in Matera. It was cold.
In May, I was in Brazil with DSL...
...and since then we've played in Lugano, Rome, Luxembourg, Milan and Marsala in Sicily. Between those shows, I took my 87 year old mother to Spain then played 3 shows with David Knopfler in Germany, and last week I was in Chambery, France with DSL.
For the past few months, I've been traveling back and forth to Rome, recording and producing, with Phil Palmer, a record of original songs for our band LEGACY, in Forward Studios which is half an hour outside of Rome, in the Frascati region.
The first single from the record is Jesus Street, a song I've had in my metaphorical 'songs drawer' for a year or two . It's available now on iTunes and you can hear some of it on my MUSIC page.
Here's a pic of Phil and I in Rome doing more work on the record. As you can see, the pace is hellish.
Right now, I'm back in my studio writing more songs with Phil for the Legacy record. later next month, I'll be in Peter Gabriel's Real World studio recording three tracks with Pacifico. After that, I'll be in LA recording Legacy tracks with Steve Ferrone, Pino Palladino and Phil in Steve's Drumroll studio, and soon after that we'll be in Forward Studios in Rome completing the record.
When at home, I have a lot of fun on this:
It's a Scott E-ASpect CX 710, it has an electric engine and hydraulic disk brakes, it goes like stink and it's an absolute hoot. My association with Scott goes back to the early 90's when they first set up in the UK, and every bike I've owned thereafter has been a Scott. Great bikes, nice people.
And I've also been having fun in this little beauty.
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