I’m a looping guitarist living in Sheffield, England. I have been performing for 45 years in a variety of professional bands and latterly, as a solo artist / collaborator.
Repetition and Intuition are the key factors behind my music, which places dynamics & timbre high up the list. I see the guitar as an organic sound source that uses looping technology and laptop treatment to build moods & soundscapes. My pieces are born, evolve and die away.
I also like to rock out 😉
13th April : Bishops House, Sheffield, supporting Neil Campbell
14th April : Awakenings Rugely (solo)
4th May : Sheffield Cathedral (String Theology)
A good first (and only) rehearsal with Martin Archer last night, preparing for tonight’s gig at Bishops House. It went smoothly from a tech perspective, although my previous audio “hiccup” issue seems to have returned on an occasional basis – the sound cuts out and I get digital clicking until I adjust the sample rate (then reset it!). Frustrating. It may be an under-powered laptop – it’s 1.8Ghz, when ableton recommend 2Ghz as a minimum. Could be further expenditure is required!
Musically, we soon decided not to loop the keyboard as well as the guitar – things got too mushy too quickly. Even with a single guitar loop, Martin’s twin DD20 setup filled things out nicely 😉
I have a support slot coming up at the medieval Bishops House in the leafy suburb of Meersbrook on Saturday 11th May. I’ll be performing as half of a duo (!) with local legend Martin Archer. We’ve played together in ensembles before, but never as a duo. It will also be my first gig using software loopers instead of my EDP. Should be interesting!
I’ve just finished mixing of a track called “Deep Blue”, featuring Pete and myself (a combo as yet un-named!) plus our good friend Aidan Hall on bass. You can hear the results on soundcloud
bear with me while I tansfer my old web site into a wordpress format.