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I’ve really enjoyed my time performing at Casa Manolo in Putney! What a fantastic place to play and serenade customers! Check out their video they made for promo!

The Afternoon Project had its debut Jazz gig at The Green Rooms, over in Wood Green! What a gig! Nice and intimate and a really good test to see how my Jazz playing is. I have some things to work on BUT overall, I’m super happy with how it went!

It was great to get the Omnibass out on a gig too! It’s perfect! It’s got the upright sound and feel and yet, I can wear it! More pics on the way soon.

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My new Jazz trio, The Afternoon Project, has its first gig in London on Sunday 11th March. We’re playing a bar in Soho, Norman’s Coach and Horses (I’m so close to Ronnie’s, I think it’s the next street). We’re playing two sets and I’ll be using my NS Omnibass because it’s light and portable. It still gives that great upright bass sound. It’s fantastic. Here’s a photo from my rehearsal the other night.

My new Jazz trio – The Afternoon Project, went into the studio on Sunday to get a showreel of live jazz tunes recorded. What a day! Credit to these guys too, what wonderful musicians they are.

At the moment, I’m working on some improv over a II-V-I in Gmaj.

I’m making good progress which is always positive! Here’s what I have so far!

Have a listen and a watch below!

 

I’ve been focusing on my upright bass playing, y’know, gotta keep working! It’s a Jazz standard in 3/4 and I’m working on getting my walking technique fluid and clean.

Hope you like the video

 

So I’ve been searching for challenging songs and I think may have the pinnacle of challenging for the time being! The tune is by Tania Maria and it’s utterly ridiculous! Here’s an instagram video of me learning it!

P.s. Shout out to Alembic for making incredible instruments!

 

I’m working on a few special things with my Alembic Classico! It’s such a magnificent piece of craftsmanship. I’m doing a lot of recording at the moment too! It’s all exciting stuff.

Check out this cool shot.

Here are some other pictures of the Classico, my dad is poking about in the electronics.