AFD remixes Kitten & The Hip

Yes, you may – possibly – have seen these folks getting jiggy with the dumb judges on X Factor recently (look it up, it was all over the press) but before all that happened they invited me to do a remix, and hell, why not ? Yes, it’s got a vocal on. No, it isn’t ‘ambient’. But hey, be brave, explore new territory… it’s a slice of fun, enjoy ;)

Erebus OR Terror ? Which one did they find ?

Seems the mystery that kicked off Erebus & Terror, by David Bickley & Tom Green, is now solved. Well, half solved.

Robin Williams & Koko


Reminded, of course, that many moons ago I licensed “Irish in China” (from the album ‘Salvage’ by Another Fine Day) to the Gorilla Foundation for use in this sweet, sweet, video. Still Have the T shirt they sent to say thanks. I’m sure they’d appreciate a little help to keep up the good work.

Newanderthal at WOMAD

Further info concerning acoustic side-project Newanderthal

If you’re heading for WOMAD this w/e, swing by the Taste The World venue, noon Friday. Newanderthal will be providing a little musical accompaniment to an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. If it’s anything like other Ethiopian coffee I’ve had, it’ll be Damn Fine Coffee. Damn fine music, too.

Chilled Cider

Glad to say I’ll be performing an unplugged mbira set at this year’s Chilled Cider event, lunchtime Saturday 21st June at the Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset. Quite possibly the best pub in the world. Thanks to Pete Lawrence for the invite.


Happy Thoughts

Just scored the next film – “Happy Thoughts” –  from Layke Anderson (director) and Jean-Paul Berthoin (DP) of Little Cricket Films, who made the awarding-winning Dylan’s Room (which featured Erebus & Terror)

Fingers crossed this one hits the spot as well – further info at the FB page below

Happy Thoughts (2014) Trailer from Little Cricket on Vimeo.

Newanderthal gig at Foyles, coming up 20th Feb 2014

Thursday 20th February 2014 6pm – 7pm Charing Cross Road Ray’s Jazz Event, Free Event


Newanderthal is a music project featuring Ansuman Biswas, Malcolm Darwen, Tom Green, and Haymanot Tesfa. A potent blend of sraj accompanied Ethiopian and Bengali song forms, with mbira patterns derived from Steve Reich and jazz-infused bass riffs.


Ansuman Biswas :: Hang, percussion, esraj, sarod
Tom Green :: Array mbira
Mal Darwen – Acoustic guitar, upright bass
Haymanot Tesfa – Vocals

Tickets: FREE, no need to book, just come along!
Venue: The Café at Foyles