Category Archives: Nottingham Sounds

News May 2016

I was honoured to have my rap track My Ride (download it here) featured on a recent episode of the NUSIC New Music Podcast (ep 127) with a whole bunch of great Nottingham artists including Mez who did a ‘real’ Nottingham … Continue reading

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Bovis (Vents)

Former pupil Craig Tucker‘s band Vents made a video with nothing but a GoPro and an electric heater for lighting Check out Bovis by Vents Check out more former pupils here. Info on lessons here

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My Ride (An Open Letter To NCT) – Annotated Lyrics

Here’s a new song written during FAWM 2016. Consider it a love letter to Nottingham and it’s excellent public transport system. As a family we’ve managed without a car for 10 years now which would only be possible in a … Continue reading

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Rachel McClean: 2nd Of January, 2015 – Live At Filthy’s

Here’s Rachel McClean performing at Filthy’s Open Mic Night (This song was premiered at the First Tuesday Songwriting Group).

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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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Supergroup Bootcamp 2015

Last week was super busy, but super productive. I spent all week working with Nina Smith on a musical ‘bootcamp’ for County Youth Arts Supergroup project. In previous years this has led to the creation of New Communication and Deeper … 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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