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
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 record, fix nothing. Here’s a... View Article
I recently invested in a new GigRig G2 switching system which allows me to bring an outrageous number of pedals out on (some of my) gigs. It contains a host of incredible bass pedals, which when blended create some INCREDIBLE bass tones. EBS Multicomp EBS Octabass EBS Multidrive EBS Metaldrive... View Article
Here’s a quick clip of me putting in some practice time on my Marcus Fender Jazz 4 String. It’s Jaco style 16th note funk groove over a Am7 / Cm7 Dorian practice track. Click on the image below to have a watch on Facebook.