cleverhorse and Antelodic
cleverhorse finally released their second album "50:fifty" in February of 2016 on Melbourne's Jazzhead label. It's available digitally via iTunes, or can be bought in many independent record stores, at JB Hi Fi, and ordered online at:
After four long years, Antelodic will be releasing their debut album at La Mama Courthouse Theatre, Carlton on Monday the 27th of March at 7.30pm with support from guest Ronny Ferella. We're pretty excited!
Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde
As part of the Darebin Music Feast, world music community orchestra "Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde" hold a composition competition. This year I was chosen as a finalist, along with Malini Chidzey, Joel Ritchie and Andre Lobanov. Each of the finalist's compositions was performed in front of a sellout crowd at the Northcote Town Hall, conducted by the inimitable Gemma Horbury.
I was fortunate enough to take out the Industry Prize and the Orkeztra Prize. Andre Lobanov took home the Audience Choice Prize. It was an incredible learning experience, and a real treat to hear one of my compositions performed by an orchestra, with a real community vibe.
Part of the Industry Prize includes recording time at Incubator Studios. I'm quietly putting together a quartet of musicians I've met only recently who really blew my mind - drummer Danny McKenna and pedal steel guitarist Garrett Costigan, as well as my old friend and bassist Josh Bridges. We'll record several tunes I've composed over the last few years that don't really seem to fit in to any of my current projects. Stay tuned.
And big thanks to all involved with the Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde!
Three Irishmen walk into a studio...
Over the past two years, I've been involved in session work for three Irish musicians, all with contrasting and distinct styles of music. It has been a real pleasure to record and gig with Roesy, Aine Tyrrell, and Gallie. This year has seen the release of each of their albums, all produced by Mark Stanley of Red Room, and I'm proud to have been a part of them all. Well worth checking out.
New cleverhorse album