R.I.P Mark Lanegan

Very sad by this news of singer and musician Mark Lanegan passing.

I saw Mark Lanegan perform with Isobel Campbell few years back at the Barbican. It was an incredible gig, two amazing voices but Mark Lanegan’s voice is one of the very best ever and to hear it live was such a joy. After the gig both artists (along with support act Willy Mason) did a signing and I have a treasured signed copy of Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell’s album Hawk signed by all three. Lanegan was hunched down at the signing table, baseball cap pulled over face, like he was incredibly shy and trying to hide. After he signed the record I said my nervous and deepest thanks and as I turned to walk away, some unfound bravado come to me and I said to him “Oh I wish could fucking sing like you!”. This little smile appeared from under the baseball cap. It was great moment and a very special gig for me.

R.I..P Mark Lanegan

NEW RELEASE – Forest

My final release of 2021 is a collection of music inspired by a visit to the National Trust Sheffield Park and Garden, in particular a moment when I was wondering though the woods of the park.

It was a magical place for me. I was all alone and there wasn’t a soul, or human soul to precise around. It was extremely peaceful and joyous. I treasured every second being there and admiring the beauty and sounds.

I wanted to try and recreate these sounds and transform them into my own musical interpretation, hopefully letting the listener feel like they are in the forest.