About This Blog

I am a musician living in Cape Town, South Africa and this blog is intended to document various musical projects I'm working on ... mostly after the fact, when I remember.

Unless otherwise stated the bass line (and quite often the mix) is my work.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dodgy Diagonal D-flat Ditty

Dodgy Diagonal D-flat Ditty

Ok, this post follows on from the last I'm just seeing how SoundCloud shares things directly.... 2 posts in one day ..... amazing :)

Anyways, this is just a fretless workout, should be technically called a C# Locrian thingy but that doesn't illiterate as well.... anyways enjoy. Hmmm, the preview doesn't seem to include the player, so here you are ... the fancy one :)

A few more tunes

Here are a few more tunes I've been playing with. as well as just getting something up on SoundCloud. Firstly a couple more with Mood Indigo both of which are guitar and piano tho' we are working at more bass and piano pieces ... stay tuned :)

Summer Song by Mood indigo

Low C Boogie by Mood indigo

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mood Indigo

Yep, I've been a little busy lately ... unlike this blog :) but anyways Muriel (my wife) and I have been working at getting a jazzy duo together, we should have done this looong ago, but hey we're doing it now.

It's pretty interesting as she is from a classical background and reads really well while learning to improvise and I'm from a blues/funk background, can jam 'till the cows come home, but have to work hard at getting my reading up to scratch.
Anyways between us we are getting a rather a unique sound together, and it is evolving quickly which is very nice - no backing tracks, drum machine etc. just electric piano & guitar or fretless bass.

So if you'd like to hear what we sound like, book us for a gig in Cape Town (South Africa) or whatever, you'll find all our info on our new website Mood Indigo.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Clearing a little Confusion :) hopefully

Another rare blog update has been kinda forced on me ;)

As a musician I've always had a problem with being tied down to any one particular band or genre.

A band I play in was recently asked to play at a street party and whilst the party went REALLY well I came to realize that there's the possibility of my assuming the wrong band for an event :)

So to clear up any potential future confusion (and hopefully NOT come across as an ego-freak) here's a bit of a break down of my current musical projects...

Tip of Africa : An afro/fusion type project playing only original material

SHA : A blues/rock type project playing mostly original material but also a few covers (eg. Muddy Waters, Hendricks etc.)

Acoustic Art : A piano/guitar duo playing mostly light ambient music.

Three very different to each other gigging projects hence the potential confusion when "my band" is asked to play. :)

To add to the mix I also get involved in various collaborations both locally and internationally. These are just recordings for the sake of it.