Wow. That was a hell of a weekend. Amidst hundreds of players slapping thousands of strings, there was incredible gear, awesome main stage performances and a whole host of fantastic masterclasses, both in the show masterclass room and in the Scott’s Bass Lessons room. The backstage hang was like a... View Article
So this weekend I’m out in the UK depping with my buddy’s band giving it some extreme Rage Against The Machine vibes. It is IMMENSE fun and requires at least 3 drive pedals. AT LEAST.
It’s day three at NAMM and things are in full swing. And by full swing, I mean THERE’S AMAZING GEAR EVERYWHERE. But man alive, it’s loud. I’ve spent the last few days hanging with my friends at EBS, I’ve caught up with the guys at Elixir and I’ve been checking... View Article
Throughout December 2017 I embarked on a whirlwind tour of Europe with Irish guitar legend Simon McBride – the trio was rounded out with Marty McCloskey on drums. Every night we played a set that included Simon’s original tunes, a tribute to Hendrix and a mashup of SRV’s Mary had... View Article
The Belfast Bullfighters website has just gone live! Belfast Bullfighters is a project I’ve been crafting for the last four years and features a stellar line-up of musicians including Darragh Murphy (Pipes & whistles), Donal OConnor (Fiddle), Guthrie Govan (Guitar), Darby Todd (Drums) Matt McGinn (vocals) and many more…
My good friend and amazing keyboardist Shannon Harris has called me in for a quick bass dep with Amy MacDonald in Geneva. I LOVE Switzerland and I love the challenge of learning an entire set of songs (with bvs) which I have to have totally ready to drop in as... View Article
Adventures in Zimmerland Wow. My head is still kind of spinning. May was looking like a fun month – some RPJ band gigs, a live broadcast and a few club dates with Simon McBride – a few sessions, some mixing – all the usual stuff. My phone rang on a... View Article
Here’s a great little video from a gig I did with Odyssey at Cafe de Paris in London. The band was killing – the core band featured Alex Toff on drums, Shannon Harris on percussion, Owen Parker on keys and Jo Webb on guitar. The night featured a great range of artists... View Article
Harmless funk have a new website! We’ve just released a batch of new videos from our 2015 sessions and a little EPK here should give you a taste of what you can expect. Visit www.harmlessfunk.com for more!
The wonderful Tom Billington and Sinead Quinn popped round to my house to record a few songs. Performing as Billington & Quinn, we were joined by Sam Hartman Wilcock on Guitar and Stu Wilkinson on drums and we did it the old fashioned way – set up some mics, press... View Article