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802, 2011

If you’re feeling confident…

February 8th, 2011|Categories: Recording|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

...so after some rather unexpected love for the 'Drum and Page' track, I managed to find an additional drum n bass remix of Philip Page's drum syllabus series...This one is called 'Phil the Bass' ...he apparently hates me for all these tracks, despite there now being a lot more publicity for his book series now! [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/10165679"] ...oh! Speaking of publicity, get his book @ www.philippage.co.uk

502, 2011

Drumming in Zero Gravity

February 5th, 2011|Categories: Recording|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fun, parody, mess around tracks...use to dominate my music creativity, a lot. I use to love the no pressure, no limits, no agenda approach to making such tracks and wish I had time to make more of these.. The below song was one I wrote when I was working with Philip Page, recording his vocal for his drum syllabus teaching series. The track features the majority of his out-takes from the session although there's still plenty to put towards another remix (still to be [...]

401, 2011

Happy new Year – GIGGAGE!

January 4th, 2011|Categories: DisCovered, Gigs, Guitar, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Happy new year one and all. So who has kept their new year's resolution so far? :p So there's a few things to report this week. One is that my proper website should be up and running in the next week or so...so whenever you type in the address it should be going to that! It looks great too...well I would say that! Other than that, Falling Astoria are playing at Native Tongue, EC1 this Thursday so if you happen to be in Central [...]

911, 2010

A trip down memory lane…

November 9th, 2010|Categories: Recording|Tags: |0 Comments

A spell of boredom on a Sunday does wonders for people looking to be creative! Going through some old recordings, I came across an old comedy project called 'Doughnut 707'. The band recorded over a dozen songs back in 2002 of which I decided to make a quick video for the one below! Enjoy! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePiSK2_QeDQ]   More songs at http://www.myspace.com/doughnut707

1710, 2010

End of Season!

October 17th, 2010|Categories: DisCovered, Gigs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

After a hard-working summer of playing up and down the country performing at weddings, parties, corporate events etc. DisCovered have finally finished wedding season for 2010. Basically it means I get my weekends back! Woop! We have played some fun, strange, and just plain odd places throughout the year, everything from the usual hotel venues to huge flower gardens, in an aircraft hangar to a  Zoo (although not with the lions on backing!) However, after many months of thought, our singer Vic has decided [...]

1909, 2010

Falling Astoria demo hand out

September 19th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

This week at the Watershed, Wimbledon, Falling Astoria will be supporting As We Climb, who are under the same management as Attack! Attack! Should be an awesome show! For this show, we are handing out free demo CDs of our upcoming EP to all those who come to attend our show! Show us some love @ www.myspace.com/fallingastoria (currently updating, may look weird!) Search 'Falling Astoria' on facebook and google. FTW!

1808, 2010

It’s been a while…

August 18th, 2010|Categories: DisCovered, Recording|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

...Since I've set foot on here. The reason? Way too busy! Currently I'm recording Falling Astoria's debut EP (which is sounding hot!) and gigging way too much with DisCovered. It's certainly keeping this musician busy! However, even hard working bands can have their off-days..Kings of Leon at Reading? Remember how bad that was? I doubt people remembering it being this bad however... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOF1FJ7wGhw] Check out the other video's on that channel; great stuff. It'll certainly cheer you up after a tiring day that's for [...]

2605, 2010

Lemonrock name DisCovered artist of the week

May 26th, 2010|Categories: DisCovered|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

http://www.lemonrock.com/weeklyfeatures.php ..which I personally is great..now you're probably pondering what Lemonrock is, right? It's an artist directory online mainly for cover/function bands, and yeah it's a great little site for helping with promoting say by google search, text messages, e-mails, 'mini websites' etc. The editor has full on control of the website and gives out these awards to big up the artist he believes suitable for it...Anyway, check out our profile below (if you didn't already when visiting the above link!) and I'd recommend [...]

905, 2010

This Friday Evening..

May 9th, 2010|Categories: Gigs, Guitar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

...the date being 14th May 2010, my new originals band Falling Astoria will be playing a show at the Grey Horse, Kingston upon Thames. We're an alternative pop-punk band, with strong musicianship and banter with the crowd, always game for a laugh! Doors are open from 8:45pm of which we're on stage for 9pm. £5 entry fee and we'll be celebrating Chris's birthday as well, should be a great night of entertainment! Check us out @ http://www.myspace.com/fallingastoria

804, 2010

I rocked school!

April 8th, 2010|Categories: Gigs, Headline, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So today I got my certificate through for passing my grade 8 bass exam..and I passed with distinction! I'm well chuffed, considering I thought it'll be just a pass/merit mark (but I guess we're all our own worst critic!) but regardless it's a good day in the office for myself! Now, there's a story behind taking this exam. Back last summer I went for a job interview for a music service (no names, as I don't want to generate a tag for them) and [...]

404, 2010

You put your right arm in…

April 4th, 2010|Categories: Gigs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So here's my first proper entry! Enjoy! I Depped a show with covers band Fourtuned (http://www.fourtuned.com/) tonight for a party in Maidenhead. The band played a fairly good show, filled the dancefloor with good energy and excitement, making the evening enjoyable for all who attended the party. As we finished our last song of the evening, we got possibly the most unusual request to play..this being 'The Hokey Cokey' which all the band safely said didn't know, or had no intention of knowing the [...]

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