The ‘Moving In The Dark’ EP will be released on vinyl tomorrow, marking both my first appearance on a 12″ and our first vinyl press as a band! The tracklist includes album versions of ‘Moving In The Dark’ and ‘White Rum’, plus two juicy remixes of the title track. Here’s where you can pre-order your copy –
The main bulk of the Dizraeli & The Small Gods Autumn Tour begins tomorrow (London & Nottingham having been a couple of weeks back). Great news is that Le Juki will be supporting once again for some of these dates. Here’s where we’ll be –
13th – DATSG + Le Juki @ The Globe, Cardiff
14th – DATSG + Le Juki @ The Factory, Barnstaple
15th – DATSG @ Moles, Bath
16th – DATSG @ The Barrelhouse, Totnes
20th – DATSG + Le Juki @ The Old Firestation, Bournemouth
21st – DATSG @ Electric Palace, Bridport
23rd – DATSG + Le Juki @ The Haunt, Brighton
Le Juki will then be concluding our year with another spree of gigs –
Nov 29th – Le Juki @ Hootananny, Brixton
Nov 30th – Le Juki @ Passing Clouds, Dalston
Dec 1st – Le Juki @ The Bicycle Shop, Norwich
Dec 5th – Le Juki @ The Blind Tiger, Brighton
Hopefully see some of you out there along the way.
Today I’m re-releasing my third album ‘Dragon’ (2009), and for this week only it’s up for free download. Get yourself a copy while you can. Featuring the beautiful voices of Gunes Omer and (briefly) Rachel Weston, this is predominantly a solo guitar album. It was recorded in the Crypt of Lancing Chapel over a cold winter by Danny Bright. We had every kind of interruption imaginable during the recording process, including lawnmowers, piano movers, BT men, tourists, aeroplanes, vergers, organists… you name it, we had it. That said, it was a magic time, and we came out with a great selection of tracks from a room with one of the finest natural reverbs I’ve ever heard! You can download the full album HERE.
I’m currently working on the orchestration of my Piano Miniatures. Mov. II ‘Parallels’ first draft completed today, 3 more to go. Then I’ve just got to find an orchestra who’s up for playing them…
Very, very pleased to be able to say I’ve been selected to work with London-based choir Musarc on a new composition, to be performed next summer! I’ll be 1 of 3 composers to collaborate with the choir over the course of the next 12 months. Time to get my thinking cap on…
You can learn more about Musarc HERE
Over the next few months I’ll be re-releasing my back catalogue, one album a month. First up will be my 2006 debut album To Sleep. For the first week of each release, you’ll be able to download it from the music page for free – subsequent to that it will be on sale at the usual price, so grab a free download of it while you can!
‘To Sleep (Farewell Songs)’ will be available to download for free from 1st September.
I’m super-chuffed to have got an interview with London-based choir Musarc, through the Sound & Music Portfolio programme. Will be meeting with them on Tues, so fingers and toes crossed. With a strong interest in the involvement of space and architecture in their performances, they’re inviting just 4 composers to collaborate with them over the course of a year on new works, to be premiered in Summer 2014. However it goes, you should check out their site – www.musarc.org