Hello and welcome to my website. So, what have I been up to recently?
Making and producing an album for our band LEGACY, with Phil Palmer. We started recording it in LA last Nov/Dec with Steve Ferrone and Pino Palladino at Steve's Drumroll studio, and continued in Rome at Forward Studios. After a break to work on other projects, we went back to LA and recorded more tracks in Steve's studio, and we're currently taking a break after working on them for three weeks in Forward Studios in Rome. I like LA. Rome's not too bad either.
"Uh-oh, I forgot to switch off that light"
Over the past year, we've played several shows in Brazil, plus others in Lugano, Rome, Luxembourg, Milan, Marsala in Sicily, and Chambery in France.
I also played some shows with David Knopfler in Germany, and more recently, a show in Bilboa, Spain, in which LEGACY's Danny Cummings guested on drums. I'll be back in Rome later this month to finish and mix the LEGACY record.
DSL: plans are afoot to return to Brazil and one or two other South American countries in January.
LEGACY is the same band as DSL, the differences being we play music written mostly by myself and Phil Palmer, and we have guests on the record. Forward Studios, where we're making the record, is one of the world's best: it has a full size Neve 88R desk (see below) and every outboard piece of kit you could ever wish for, a brilliant young engineer called Stefano Quarta, and the added advantage of being half an hour outside of Rome, in the hills of Frascati.
You can hear the first single from the record, Jesus Street, a song I wrote a year or two ago, on my MUSIC page and you can buy it now on iTunes etc.
I was in Peter Gabriel's Real World studio recently recording three tracks for Italian artist Pacifico.
Another reason I like recording at Forward is the Hotel Villa Mercede in Frascati. Great hotel, ridiculously good food, and a good sized, heated outdoor pool that only I seem to use. A big thanks to Luigi and everyone at the hotel for making it my home from home in Italy.
When at home, I have a lot of fun on this:
It's an E-Bike, a Scott E-ASpect CX 710, it has an electric engine and hydraulic disk brakes and it's an absolute hoot. Never has so much fun been had on a bike. 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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