Recording sessions

Guest musician #2: Bill Cooley

By On April 4, 2016

I went on a trip to southern Spain in November of last year and whilst researching Arabo-Andaluz songs on the net, I came across a recording of the Sephardic song Hixa Mia… Read More

Insights

An idea

By On March 14, 2016

Over the last few months I’ve been busy working on my latest album. As many of you know, one of the main reasons I started up my own label, Beating Drum, was… Read More

Recording sessions

Guest musician #1: Loy Ehrlich

By On March 13, 2016

As I record the songs over the next couple of months, I’ll try when I can to post photos, sound or video content too. I’m recording the album mostly in my own… Read More

Inspiration

Mediterraneo

By On March 12, 2016

I’ve always been fascinated by the Mediterranean’s extraordinarily rich cultural traditions, built up over millennia and which span Europe and Africa, East and West as well as the Greek, Latin, Berber and… Read More

Artwork

First pages from my sketchbooks

By On March 12, 2016

Recently I’ve started to wander around with a sketchbook again, an old habit from my art school days. The world is so digital now, i’m glad to be to re-connect with a… Read More

Inspiration

Origins

By On March 11, 2016

When we forget where we come from, we run the risk of forgetting who we are and where we’re going. If the average European examined his DNA and genealogy, I’m sure he… Read More

Insights

Island Utopia

By On March 10, 2016

I wanted the songs I’ve written over the last year or so to be like fragments of an imagined genealogy, somewhere between fact and fiction. Listening in to the fragments of the… Read More

Inspiration

Stories hidden in the stone

By On March 2, 2016

Visiting the beautiful architectural sites of southern Italy or Spain, I love observing the small details engraved or carved into the stone. In Sicily it might be an Arabic inscription on the… Read More