I have played guitar in a variety of musical projects.
I also collaborated recently with the ambient improvisational duo Darkroom on a project relating to the Hubbub project at Wellcome Collection. One recording, ‘Down in the Clouds‘, comes from a concert we played at the ‘Rest and its Discontents‘ exhibition in Mile End, London (October 2016). I appear on another recording from the same performance, ‘Always Remembering To Look Up‘.
Earlier in 2016 we played a concert for intensive care patients at University College Hospital, London, which included this track, ‘The Mermaid of Marmara‘. I wrote about the experience of playing this unusual concert in this article for Aeon.
We performed at the Hubbub Late Spectacular at Wellcome Collection in September 2015; you can listen to some recordings here.
Previously I was a founding member of Aimless Mules, a five-piece rock band based in the south-east of England. Our members were Chris Wild (vocals), Andrew Booker (drums), Nic Regan (bass), Michael Bearpark (guitar) and me (guitar). A studio EP with live bonus tracks is forthcoming.
Aimless Mules share an ancestry with the Essex-based band The Rise, active in the latter half of the eighties, and with the avant-garde folk incarnation of Samuel Smiles, who played regularly in Cambridge and East Anglia in the early nineties.