At school, I would leave my essays to the last minute and as blogs have no "hand in date", the inevitable happens and nothing gets done. I am my own master etc etc.
However I would love to update you all what I have been doing over the last few months as there have been some shifts in my own well trodden path and stepping outside of my comfort zone is becoming a more familiar place!
Back in September of this year, I did an interview with a thoroughly entertaining man called Tom Holmberg who writes for a newspaper in Finland (more on that later!). He asked me what I would like to do more of this year, and I said that I would like to record more as the vast (if not all) of my playing this year has been live. The next week I was asked to play on Johnny Ashby's new album (http://www.johnnyashby.co.uk) and although I had some reservations initially.. I accepted and cracked through 7 tracks in 6 hours. I know that muso heavyweights will consider this recording time perhaps a little feeble, however having not really heard the tracks before, I was so pleased with my tone and ideas that came out on the day. I went on to play with Johnny at the St Mary's church in Ealing and then later on again Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts (again, more links to follow!). A great experience all round and one that has lead to me being requested to play on Paul Adams' album in the New Year.
I did a promotional video shoot for the beautiful SHE band (http://shefunctionband.com/) in November this year. I love working with Keisher (the band leader) as she is always pushing me to become better and stronger in my playing, and I know that I will always look beautiful on any gigs with her. I have shared some photos below (with massive thanks to DK - @dreamkiddmc)