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Back to planet (damp) earth

We got married! Finally, after 10 years, one mortgage and two kids we did it. We spent most of August holidaying/Honeymoon in the south of France. After all that sun the damp climate of this years Galtres Festival in Yorkshire was a shock. Another fun festival, the last of the season with Miss 600. What a cool festival, hopefully we will be back there next year as well.

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That time of year

It’s that time of year at the day gig. Finally we’ve reached the end of the academic year! After one of the busiest periods in the academic calendar we can finally put our collective feet up………or not. This week as well as undergoing continued professional development (training stuffs) and preparation for the forthcoming academic year I have four gigs, a couple of rehearsals and a few tracks to record. Putting my feet up will have to wait. Thankfully its all fun, I’m very grateful for these opportunities.

On Saturday I’m playing the Cornbury Festival with Miss 600 (the band are a stunning group of musicians with scary chops. No pressure!). It looks to be an amazing line up. Gutted I won’t get to see Wilko Johnson as I have another gig 2.5 hours away that evening. Its the second time I’ve missed getting to see this legendary player.

cornbury-final-lineup

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Miss 600 make Radio 2 playlist

Just heard that Miss 600 along with Mumford & Sons and Bruno Mars have made the BBC Radio 2 playlist for next week! Exciting news indeed! Its a big year ahead for Miss 600.

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New Foul Body Autopsy EP

FBA Album cover

At the tail end of last year the one man technical death metal machine Foul Body Autopsy (or Tom as I know him) invited me into the studio to track some bass for his forth coming release on UKEM Records. This is the first time FBA have used a real rhythm section to support Tom’s already strong guitar playing.

So with some trepidation and charts in hand I headed down to SOAN studios in Nottingham . The drums and guitars were already tracked when I added by bass parts. Its a challenge in extreme technical/death metal to produce a solid bass part that supports and highlights the guitars. The original track was a shade over 10 minutes long and is a technical tour de force as well as an endurance test to play consistently.

From a geeky bass point of view (and this is very geeky) I tracked my bass on a down tuned Sadowsky vintage P bass wearing stainless roundwounds in passive mode through an Aguilar DB680 valve pre. This was then sent through an API channel and reamped via a Sansamp bass driver for some added grit. Very Geeky.

After the tracking I headed off to a Miss 600 gig in Derbyshire, this required a very different headspace to say the least.

Any way the Foul Body Autopsy EP came the other week and is available for immediate download in practically any format from Bandcamp and CD’s/T-shirts from UKEM records website.

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