28 AprPledge Campaign

*deep breath* I’ve never done anything like this before, so… yea… excuse me while I fumbletype. The Pledge campaign to finish and pull together all 4 parts of the For Everybody and No One EP series is live tomorrow (29/04/16). There’s descriptions of what it’s about on the campaign page, but I can be more [...]

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16 AprRead all about it…

I’ve never featured in a newspaper before. Let alone a German one. So, this is cool: Maybe it’s lost in translation, but I’m pretty sure this is some of the nicest stuff that’s ever been said about my music ever. Words: Lost. Click here to check out the full article.

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25 MayFEANO III Review

Just saw this wee review of my latest EP pop up online, and wanted to share it for this particular part: spacious, atmospheric music where the minimal instrumentation and anguished vocals do little more than encase emotions with fragile musical shells To me, this is one of the coolest ways I’ve ever heard my music [...]

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17 MayEver wanted to learn one of my tunes…?

Well now you can! Thanks to Thomas Leeb and Mark Grover, you can now find tab and performance notes for ‘Blood and Time‘ in this month’s Acoustic Magazine. If you’ve got the tab and have any questions – drop me a comment, or send me an email. Technique level: Advanced… Bad ass Happy strumbles! x

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20 AprFEANO 3 released!

Yay! Another EP finished! Check it out on bandcamp, yis? Was a really great experience to record familiar material with the wonderful Ben Cartwright – we’ve been working a lot together on a new album (shhh… it’s not ready yet…) and to have him be a part of these old favourites is just spiffing. As [...]

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18 FebArrangement in 10 (not so) Clear and (Deceptively) Easy Steps!

Recently several of my guitar students have asked for assistance taking the first steps in arranging percussive guitar covers of their favourite songs. It got me thinking about a means to convey what is an incredibly (perhaps infinitely) deep and and complex process in a simple, clear, and – crucially – unintimidating way. So, with [...]

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31 JanNew Year = ALL THE THINGS!

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If you’re a frequent visitor, you’ll have noticed I’ve been awfy quiet of late. This is because I have been doing all the things. All. The. Things. After last Summer’s Austria epicness, things got a little crazy. I organised and played a massive show featuring some of the UK’s best contemporary acoustic acts, headlined by [...]

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29 JunBeach Break Live

Sea. Sun (well, sort of…) Songs. Last weekend I played The Bedford Live‘s stage at Beach Break Live festival in Newquay. It was flipping lovely. A huge thank you to those who came to watch and listen (I had no idea my cover of Lateralus would garner such interest!) and an even huger (is that [...]

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29 MayCarrier Wave

Here’s a wee live video courtesy of Oxfordshire-based UK/EU booking and event management company, Walk The Walls. I’ve been working quite closly with founder and director, Gaby Cartwright, and her team for a few months now (if you’re a regular visitor to the site, you may have noticed almost every gig I’ve booked this summer [...]

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19 FebThere IS a spark on this dampened floor

On Friday, I saw Frightened Rabbit play what may be prove to be one of the last (officially advertised) small-venue gigs in the UK. Why? Their new album, Pedestrian Verse, is quite possibly one of the best examples of songwriting I’ve ever heard. And I’m not alone – Zane Lowe broke an unspoken rule of [...]

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