Category Archives: Former Pupils

Sea Monster Eyes: They’re Laughing At Me [Live And Unplugged]

Here’s former pupil and First Tuesday Alumni Fill Grafton playing Filthy’s Open Mic Night with fellow Sea Monster Eyes guitarist Geoff Carlin And here’s a preview of a track from their forthcoming EP ‘Garlic’ Photo: Rachel McClean. Video: Hugh Gunningham

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Matt Wood: Messed Up World

Here’s former pupil and First Tuesday Alumni Matt Wood with a great new song live at Filthy’s Open Mic Night

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First Tuesday Songwriting Group On The Road

Last week the First Tuesday Songwriting Group descended en masse upon the Spotlight Open Mic hosted by Alexa Hawksworth at Filthy’s Bar. Rachel McClean, Matt Wood and Dan Wright (The Most Ugly Child) all did sets and Phil Grafton brought along fellow Sea Monster … Continue reading

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Sarah Kerry: It’s OK

Sarah is a former pupil and current co-worker (she’s a talented multi-instrumentalist/producer and engineer). Check out her current band Red Sky Legion here or download their EP here

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Deeper Than Forever: Now It’s Over (BBC Introducing)

Here’s an video from a BBC Introducing gig a couple of years ago. Deeper Than Forever is a band I worked with that came out of the County Youth Arts ‘Supergroup’ project and Now It’s Over is the first track … Continue reading

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Headstrong Savage

Here’s a song I co-write with Chris Bradley of Savage. I realised that over the years I’ve playing in different bands with three members of Savage (Mark Nelson is also mixing and drumming on my new EP) and the fourth … Continue reading

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Grafton: Sending A Letter

Here’s a cool song from former pupil Phil Grafton. Phil’s unique and funny songwriter. Check out more former pupils on the Wall of Fame!

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The Kanneh-Masons – Nottingham’s Got Talent

I was thrilled to see my former guitar pupil Sheku Kanneh-Mason on Britain’s Got Talent playing cello with his equally talent brother and sisters. They got through to the semi-finals, and as runners up often seem to have longer careers … Continue reading

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Nottingham Sounds (And Sights)

 Here’s a few updates from Nottingham. The Corridors performing Hurricane live at The Maze Danny Bligh‘s new band As December Falls‘ debut single Cross My Heart And one of my young pupils is in this new film, ’71!

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Sea Monster Eyes: Live In The Studio

I’ve been writing a song with Phil from Sea Monster Eyes. Today we started recording it,  using a borrowed acoustic that’s worth more than all my other guitars put together. I got to hear rough mixes of SME’s upcoming album … Continue reading

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