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. 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 the 30th Dec (another first), and at midnight on New Years eve in the town square in Matera. Yes, it was cold.
A month or so ago, I was in Brazil with DSL...
...and since then we've played in Lugano, Rome, Luxembourg, Milan and Marsala in Sicily. Somewhere between those shows, I took my 87 year old mother to Spain, and this week I'm playing 3 shows with David Knopfler in Germany.
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 here on my MUSIC page.
While in the UK, I've been writing songs and working on other projects in my studio, and spending lots of time in Rome doing more work on the record. As you can see, the pace at was hellish.
Next week: another tv commercial. After that: writing with Phil. After that: recording in LA. After that: a month in Rome making the second half of the Legacy record. Somewhere in between: recording two tracks with Pacifico in Peter Gabriel's fabulous studio.
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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