Hello, I’m a London-based music promoter, but over the years I’ve stockpiled a few writing and recording projects that are now starting to see the light of day. Have a look around, and if you like what you see, sign up for my newsletter, and an email will land in your inbox once a month that hopefully adds value to your life. Welcome to the shed in my head…
ANOINT MY HEAD
How I Failed to Make it as a Britpop Indie-Rockstar
MUSIC MEMOIR – OUT NOW!
Back in the early nineties, I was the lead singer in an indie-pop band called The Pointy Birds. We played the backrooms of London’s pubs and toilet venues, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Blur, Suede, Pulp and Radiohead. But while they went on to bigger and better things during the explosion of Brit-pop, we couldn’t get signed, sold no records and got bottled off stage at our first ever gig. But we did have one big fan. His name was Ricky. He worked as the Entertainments Manager at the University of London Union and became our manager.
This is the story of how we didn’t become rich or famous.
Available as paperback, e-book or audiobook.
SITCOM-PODCAST – SERIES ONE OUT NOW!
Golden Ears is a comedy drama set in the grassroots of the UK music industry. The narrative follows the ups & downs of dad-manager Neil Sparks, a 49 year old travel agent who decides to manage his unemployable son Dorian’s band. It also features a pub called The Black Pig and a dog called Memphis. There is the odd song and animation along the way too. In an ideal world this becomes a musical. Watch this space!
FICTION – COMING SOON!
This is the first in a collection of three stories set in Parsley Bay, a secluded little place on Sydney Harbour, where water dragons, blue-tongued lizards, cockatoos, mud crabs and various others hang out and have disagreements.
Here is the slightly sea-sicky promo video for Radio Fandango, a new internet radio station we recently launched that aims to ‘bring new music and comedy to your ears!’ I recorded the song with Nainesh Shah at Snorkel Studios, and the animation is courtesy of Matt Law. We channelled our inner Jacques Cousteau shining a light on the weird and wonderful creatures at the bottom of the sea, (hopefully it’s a clever metaphor). The lyrics are a kind of mission statement for the station, and the chorus doubles up as a jingle. But beware, it’s very catchy. Try not singing along, like not chewing a fruit pastel, it’s impossible. RADIO. F-F-FANDANGO…
Don’t Mind If I Do
ALBUM – OUT NOW
To coincide with the launch of Anoint My Head a collection of Big Slice songs were lovingly restored and released through INgrooves. The 12 song/35 minute album Don’t Mind If I Do ranges from the bittersweet ‘Ropes’ and ‘The More You Do’ to the infectious melodies of ‘Something New’ to the faster indie-pop sounds of ‘Sinking’, ‘Wooden Head’ and ‘You Seem Different’. Come for the tunes, stay for the lyrics, wonder at what could have been and tell your friends about the best-undiscovered band of the nineties. Don’t mind if I do…