We're really looking forward to tonight's show for Gibson UK to launch the Memphis 2015 range of beautiful guitars.I'll be joined by Romeo Stoddart of the Magic Numbers and of course Mako Sakamoto on drums . We've just got time for a handful of songs cobbled together and jammed out in what will be a fairly impromptu fashion. If you're lucky enough to have received tickets I hope you have fun and thanks for replying. Make sure you're signed up the mailing list to keep tabs on things like this .... bb
There is a new official site now live for McAlmont & Butler . Lots of photos from last years special shows, YouTube links of our fave moments, a discography with scans from my own collection, a new biography and links to contact us . If you'd like to join the mailing list to hear exclusive news you can here
....also and extended, more studio focussed interview appears in this months Music Tech magazine , featuring the interview i did for Guitar & Bass plus more photos of Studio 355 and thoughts on production.
Happy New Year ! Guitar & Bass Magazine has a new feature on me in the Feb 2015 issue available in print now and online soon. I talk about Trans, playing with Ben Watt, some stuff about the past and a current gear list, lots about technique as well as pictures from my Studio 355.
I have been helping out the Afrikids charity to help them with their Snowball Raffle . They are offering up a pile of records I have donated and signed including the latest Suede boxset reissue of "Dog Man Star" , the out of print Trans "Red" EP on vinyl and all sorts of other stuff. Raffle tickets are £12 which enter you into the draw for the lot. All funds raised go into Afrikids award winning work with children in Ghana. Please take a look at the goodies and me in my Xmas jumper here....
I am really excited to be announced as guest musician for the Not So Silent Movies - Xmas Edition on Dec 7th at the Electric Cinema Portobello Rd London. All i know is I will turn up with my 355 on a Sunday afternoon and play with some wonderful musicians providing an improvised live soundtrack to silent movies which we won't get to see in advance. Could be brilliant, or dreadful, most likely just lots of fun . Come along if you're around . Tickets £25
The live stream of the Ben Watt Trio concert from London's Village Underground is now online at Living Indie TV . They also have streams of Michael Chapman who opened that night and my friends Teleman from the Islington Assembly Hall.
I'm on my way back from Japan after my final shows with Ben this year . It's been amazing to play to people in the UK , USA, Germany, Spain, Japan and Ireland. Many favourites among them all . Thanks to Ben for having me and to everyone I have met along the way .
I'm back in the studio from Monday working with Pale Seas, Catherine A.D. Tor Miller, Eden Ley, Sarah Mariegaard, lots of my own music too.
I also have just one special performance left this year which will be announced soon. Join the mailing list to keep in touch....