July Gig Dates

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1st – Pilgrimage, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham w/ Antelope

2nd – Private Function w/ Funkty Dumpty

3rd – The Plough, Swindon w/ Chris Jones Trio

4th – The Canteen, Bristol w/ DeCyphers

7th – 2000 Trees Festival w/ Circe’s Diner

8th – The Poppe Inn, Somerset w/ Poppy Thomas

9th – Private Function w/ The Boulevards

10th – Old Smithy Beer Festival w/ Louella Jade Eke

15th – Lafrowda Festival, Market Stage w/ Louella Jade Eke

16th – Private Function w/ Funkty Dumpty

17th – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire w/ Circe’s Diner (12pm)

17th – Bristol Harbourside Festival w/ Circe’s Diner (4pm)

18th – University of Bristol w/ Dorian Childs-Prophet 4tet

21st – Cafe Grounded, Bristol w/ Harry Harding

22st – Free Harmony Festival, Hay-on-Wye w/ Circe’s Diner

23rd – Private Function w/ The Boulevards

28th – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire w/ Circe’s Diner

30th – Private Function w/ Funkty Dumpty

31st – House gig, Henley w/ Circe’s Diner

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June Gig Dates

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June Gig Dates

1st – Circo Bar, Bath w/ Tom Berge Trio

2nd – Bootlegger, Bristol w/ James Paton

4th – Acoustic Festival of Great Britain, Uttoexeter w/ Chris Woods Groove Orchestra

5th – Montague Inn, Shepton Montague w/ Lewis Clark & The Essentials

6th – The Canteen, Bristol w/ DeCyphers

8th – Circo Bar, Bath w/ Tom Berge Trio

10th – Bebop Club, Bristol w/ Andy Hague Quintet

11th – Dillington House, Somerset w/ The Boulevards

18th – Old Market Assembly, Bristol w/ DeCyphers

19th – Cricket St Thomas Hotel, Cricket St Thomas w/ House band

20th – Cricket St Thomas Hotel, Cricket St Thomas w/ House band

21st – Cricket St Thomas Hotel, Cricket St Thomas w/ House band

24th – Private Function w/ The Boulevards

25th – Pembrokeshire  w/ Glengoolie Blues

30th – Barley Sheaf, Truro w/ Andy Hague Quintet

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A Overdue Catch-Up

Hi all,

Well it’s been a great start to the year and I’m full of beans for the rest of it, especially some warm weather!

The start of January saw me finish the final week for Imagine Theatre company at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.  It was a great run this year with faces old & new and I had a great time.  It was also the first time I’ve taken my Sandberg bass on pit work and I was stoked with it.  It manages to be a handful of basses in one and coming through the pretty sizeable in house system it sounded huge!

Almost straight after getting back to Bristol I was off for a few days teaching at Falmouth University and Penwith College meeting new students and getting stuck into lessons. There is a high caliber of students all with their eyes firmly set on what they want to achieve which is both exciting and challenging to keep up with them!

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A recording I had the privilege of playing on in November was released in January at an launch party in Cornwall.  Samuel Powell’s “The Secret Garden Cafe” is a truly original sounding recording and I’m really pleased to have been a part of it. Head over to the “Discography” section for more info and links to iTunes.

Aside from all that I’ve been working with The People’s String Foundation a great deal in various formats.  The full band performed to a sell out audience at the Chapel Arts Centre in Bath and now Ben, Zaid and myself are in the middle of a trio tour which will be popping up all over the country as part of a rural touring scheme.  It’s been a real challenge to distill the intricate music which is usually played by so many excellent musicians down to a three piece but it’s one we are enjoying enormously, also I’m on double bass for the whole show so I’m happy as Larry! 😀

There are more new projects in the pipeline but I think I’ve waffled on enough for now.  I hope everyone is thoroughly enjoying getting stuck into 2015, stay safe, chat soon.

Chris x

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Lily & Meg – I’ll Be Yours

A few months ago I had the great pleasure of working with the fantastic Lily & Meg on their new single “I’ll Be Yours”.  These two are really great songwriters and lovely people to boot and it was a joy to be involved in some of their music. Along with equally ace Ryan Jones at the helm we had a great time exploring different ideas.  I’ve posted the video below for your perusal and enjoyment and also in the Videos gallery so head over to check out all the other moving pictures that sometimes contain my ugly mug. 🙂

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