750 Words – Day 7 (Day 6 continued)

... So, I joined the David Cross Band.  There was never really any money in it, but they had a couple of gigs in Japan planned for 6 months down the line.  We rehearsed every Tuesday at a University in London.  I played the crappy music room kit and they keyboard player used a tiny toy keyboard.  It wasn't quite as pro as I'd expected.  Of course, later on we rehearsed properly, but the toy instruments were sufficient for getting the songs in our heads. Even before the Japan gig arrived Read more [...]

David Cross gig in Rome

Last Thursday I flew to Rome with the David Cross Band for a one off gig which is supposedly going to be aired on some Italian TV show and possibly streamed on the internet, though I don't know the details. It was a great gig. Unfortunately there wasn't time to see anything of Rome apart from the airport and the venue. We flew RyanAir - a first and hopefully a last for me. Sure the tickets are cheap, unless you want to take anything that has any weight then they sting you at 8 quid a kilo. The Read more [...]

News Update – Feb ’07

What have I been up to lately? Well, I've been spending a lot of time recording and editing video lessons for the lessons page. They seem to have been quite well received so I'm working on more of those. It's unbelievable how long it can take to edit 5 minutes of video. I have a new found appreciation for guys who edit 30 min documentaries.I've been doing some dep teaching at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. I'm enjoying the teaching and it's great to meet so many enthusiastic Read more [...]