May 10, 2020

Filming in the front garden

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone in the performing arts industry has been at home, not earning. Once it became clear that live shows would not return for a significant amount of time, I decided that I would use my time at...

April 27, 2020

This past week I released my third studio album Rain Dance, and I have been thinking these past few days about some of the moments and realisations I had along the journey of recording it. To mark its release, and return to these written explorations of my work, I’d li...

April 2, 2018

Have you ever been at the point where you're just "not feeling it" musically? 

By "not feeling it", I mean a number of different things: 

I mean "not feeling creative",

I mean "not feeling the groove",

I mean "not feeling confident",

I mean "not feeling like you are in...

March 1, 2018

This month's blog post covers how I approach arranging music for solo guitar. This is directed towards musicians (and mainly guitarists) who want to understand how I think about arranging music for solo guitar. Parts of it are a little bit dense, but hopefully still ac...

February 5, 2018

 Live at 3. Giengen Gitarrenfestival, Giengen, Germany (Jan 2018) [Photo: Nadir Sakiz]

This article is aimed at two audiences:

1) Musicians who perform, or who want to perform, on stage.

2) People who want to get a glimpse into what it's like preparing and playing a live...

December 31, 2017

I've been pondering for a while now about what I would write in a blog if I were to start one. I don't know much about blogs. I don't follow any blogs, and I'm not a particularly avid reader. In saying that, I like helping musicians where I can, as I know what it feels...

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