I’m just back from a fabulous weekend at Greenbelt – where I’ve spent my August Bank Holiday for all but 3 of the last 22years (and one of those was only because Greenbelt was moved to an earlier slot in the year, so I’ve actually only missed 2 in 22 years – this being my 20th GB).
Anyway, time to catch up on two interesting things that have happened. Firstly, I was interviewed last week by the wonderful Tom Robinson for his ‘Fresh On The Net’ BBC Introducing show on BBC 6Music – click here to go and listen to it (the listen again runs out in about 3 days, but I’ll chop the audio and get it uploaded somewhere ) It’s a wonderfully succinct, pithy interview – sadly not because I’ve discovered how not to waffle, but more because they edited it rather well – my bit is 33 minutes into the recording, but the rest is worth listening to for some great new music…
And as if that wasn’t enough, the week before Greenbelt, I was in Edinburgh for an Arts Council Talent Development Symposium, and while there found time to guest with the amazing Shlomo – one of the finest beatboxers on the planet. His show was truly brilliant, and it was a real privilege to play with him. Here’s the recording of our improv. Please do grab the whole album – it’s an amazing collection of improvised recordings, and all the money goes to Médecins Sans Frontières.
In other news, this Friday, I’m opening for The Reasoning in Wakefield, at the Black Flag Venue. Hope to see some of you proglings there… I saw the Reasoning in London recently, and they were excellent. Very much looking forward to this!by