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.

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2014-09-09/missing-explorer-ship-lost-in-arctic-over-160-years-ago-is-found/

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.

http://womad.co.uk/lineup/timetable/artist/4676/partners-for-change-ethiopia-with-temesgen/

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.

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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

https://www.facebook.com/happythoughtsfilm

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.

Line-up:

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