Category Archives: Former Pupils

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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Matt Wood: Kirkby Guitar Blues

I taught Matt Wood many years ago, when he was still at school. He started lessons on the recommendation of his school friend Joe Strange and I’m proud to say he wrote a song about his experience! Recently we wrote … Continue reading

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Deeper Flint Communication Forever

The last few weeks have been a manic series of gigs – everything from a solo gig, a 6 year olds ukelele club playing in the open air, to Deeper Than Forever‘s BBC Introducing/Single Launch at the Old Library in … Continue reading

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Privateers In LeftLion

It’s great to see Martyn Wells‘ band Privateers getting a rave review in LeftLion this month. I’d highly recommend checking out No Magic and their previous EP The First Thing That We Did.

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Hepburn on TFI Friday

Here’s an old vid of former pupil Sarah Louise Davies playing on the Channel 4 TV show TFI Friday (some time in the 90’s?)

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I Am Studio Face!

Did two cool musical things today (apart from teaching and buying Billy Joel CD’s from Fopp!). First – I launched a facebook forum for Beatles Songwriting Academy. If you’d like to help me with questions, advice, links or opinions as … Continue reading

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Spaceships In Hindsight

Rushed off to Fopp after teaching to see Spaceships Are Cool play an instore show. Was great to see Helen Maddison rocking an Omnichord. Here’s another great vid from Tom Walsh And here’s a cool new song from In Hindsight. Guitarist Isaac … Continue reading

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