Crazy Love Live At BBC Music Day Stormont
Live on BBC Music Day at Stormont Northern Ireland Parliament playing Crazy Love by Van Morrison
Everywhere Sky Arts Guitar Star
This is my 1st round audition for the 1st Series Sky TV's Guitar Star 2015. It is my arrangement of Christine McVie's from Fleetwood Mac tune Everywhere. It was a great experience and proably why Huey from the Fun Loving Criminals Started to call me Mosquito man! I recorded a new version of this for the 1st track for my Departure EP
Rodrigo y Gabriella Mentoring Session
This video is taken from the acoustic round of Guitar Star, we had to learn a track from Rodrigo y Gabriella's new album. I chose Misty Moses, I slowed it down from the original and put my own stamp on it. Rodrigo liked my version told be they will have to learn my version to. Was such a thrill meeting such talented musicians! My version can be found on my 1st release
Guitar Star The Final
The Final at Latitude, start watching from 34 Mins to see the winning announcement & performance at Latitude Festival
Slipstream - Live at Milbank Studios
This is one of my own competitions and a live favourite. I wrote this at a time I had been listening a lot to a South African singer called Johnny Clegg. A lot of the percussive fills are inspired by the percussionists on his records. The main influence though is Van Morrison. I love the way he takes a really simple idea and plays with it – it’s naïve and esoteric at the same time. The title comes from the opening lines of his song Astral Weeks – “If I ventured through the Slipstream, between the viaducts of your dream” . Tuning (DAEF#AE) It's Track 2 on my new EP Departure.
Misty Moses - Live at Millbank Studios
Here is Misty Moses the Rodrigo and Gabriella, this is my own arrangement for 1 guitar and at a slower tempo than the original which you can hear here: https://youtu.be/M5cBPa_7hH4 Tuning (DADGAD)
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
My arrangement of Christine McVie's Fleetwood Mac tune Songbird. Another live favourite, which I 1st arranged as part of my music degree. You can find the Tab of my arrangement for this song as a free download in the Website Shop.
Three Little Birds Live with Jim Bazley
This is me with my fiend Jim Bazely, as fantastic musician from Chester in the UK, This is from a gig we played at Telford's Warehouse. I met Jim at Thomas Leeb's bootcamp in the Austrian Mountains in 2014. You can see more of Jim on youtube @jimbalzleyguitar