Happy New Year! 2015 looks set to be a good one, with some exciting events and projects lined up over the coming months.
First of all is the release of Tom Green's debut album 'Skyline', recorded with his septet last year at Real World Studios. I've been involved in this band since it's inception two and a half years ago, and it's great to have finally reached this point with the group. The album is due for release February 2nd, with a launch gig taking place at St James Theatre Studio in London on January 29th as part of an 18 date tour across the country. Watch the official promo video here for more info.
I'll also be heading into the studio with Misha Mullov-Abbado's Quintet in March to record his debut album, set for release towards the end of this year on Edition Records with a subsequent tour. Again, it's a real privilege to be part of a project playing new original music and equally exciting to have the chance to put it on record. Watch this space for further news!
My quintet Proscenium will be making some appearances this year, starting with March 13th at the Royal Festival Hall foyer, 1pm. Having launched the band last year and recorded some of my compositions in the summer, I'm really looking forward to some more live performances and moving forwards with this project.
Lastly, I'm very pleased to have been given the opportunity of playing drums for the UK tour of 'Wicked' for the next 6 months, starting in Plymouth then making our way to Bristol, Sunderland, Aberdeen and finally Salford.
Here's to an exciting year!