So last wednesday I had my third ‘tester’ show and FINALLY it went the way I wanted to in my mind. My new live show is still in its early stages, but all the new elements are finally working together a lot more seamlessly and the response from the audience was AMAZING.
A massive thank you to everyone that came to support the event (especially the two lads that drove all the way from cornwall just to see me play) to chris for having me, and a massive thank you to everyone that came up to me afterwards to say they enjoyed the show, really gave my confidence a boost.
Cannot WAIT for my next set of shows now. I’ll keep you posted!
On The 20th Of June I played My first ever live set for the Jovel project @ the Silver Bullet. I was surprising more nervous than any of my other previous shows as random impulse, but for good reason: instead of being backed by my band, this new project is just me, by myself, alone, and that means one teeny mistake and its ALL on you. secondly its with an acoustic, which I am completely new to using (I even first learned guitar on an electric) and thirdly: these songs have singing elements to them, and with the only backing ive got to go by being and a single acoustic guitar, i was BRICKING it.
Despite all that though show went pretty good and the crowd seemed to really enjoy it, One person so much he asked me to sign his head!
So all in all it was a great way to shake off the ‘first gig’ nerves. On to the next one!
Yoo People whats going orrrn! Sorry about my little hiatus, Its been a good 4 months! I have good reason for it this time (no I wasnt just being Lazy)
reason number 1:
May 30th I got married! was a long time coming and it was awesome! I was Lucky Enough to have ed sing the song for the first dance (vid Below) and the skints play afterwards
The honeymoon was in ibiza & it was awesome! here’s some pics to get ya jealous 😀
Not Too shabby right? The second and probably main reason on why Ive been away for so long Is actually music related. Ive been working on a ton of new material, but as well as just trying to write great songs, I really wanted to craft a sound. something really unique and that acted like a musical representation of who I am as a person… It sounds a lot deeper than it actually is, but it took a while and couldnt really be rushed, but you’ll be hearing it all at full pelt from september onwards!
the next few things Im gonna be posting up are just things ive done during these four months, but I havent thrown up (gigs, vids etc) & After Ive Got all that out of the way, I’ll be back to my daily blogging glory!
Check my lil bro Ed KILLING these two new bangers live! He played me the demos to these a While back but with him, as always, Live is where here really shines. Lemmie know what you think!
As my Youtube series “No sleep for winners” is about my daily life, its kinda obvious that they’ll be a ton of footage of me doing live shows. No I dont wanna fill up the show me playing every week, so I decided to just throw up some highlights of me at a live show so yu can get a feel of the vibe!
Lemmie know what ya think!
This is the first installment of my bi-weekly Youtube vlog: “No Sleep For Winners” (NSFW) Filmed, Edited & Directed by me!
this episode features featuring ed sheeran, yasmin, and mark ronson, Check It out!
this was fun. random, but fun! haha! bus stop sessions baby!
Me performing “best party ever”
Me Performing “on a roll”
Week…erm..25 I think?
ANYWAY! this week i thought “FUCK IT! Im gonna do a refix in 1 take!” and the result is this cover I did a while back by my HERO jack white from the white stripes.
As I said, the ENTIRE thing was done in a single take, as a way of respecting jacks views about keeping music restricted and raw.
now grime and hip hop fans might not understand this AT ALL, but songs like these are a massive part of who I am, and seeing as these are My refixes not yours, you’re just gonna have to deal with it aint ya! :p
well thats all from me! I hope you all had a verrrrry merry christmas and I’ll see you wonderful people next week!
yup…. were gonna need an upgrade in the photo-taking department thats for sure…
this was on the 25th of Febuary at the guy chambers event called ‘Orgazmatron’ big up goldielocks for coming through to perform our song, and to faith sfx and jc adams for coming through to support!
MAKE SURE YOU WATCH TILL THE END! the crowd give me jokes at the end ha ha *apologies for the poor video/audio quality!*