|Photo by Tony Brown|
The UK tour is now over - and we had a blast! Huge thanks to Arts Council England for making it all possible. And to all the promoters/venues and amazing musicians I've worked with. The October dates included a sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall (Verdi), a great gig with the house band at The Spin in Oxford and two fabulous dates in Cornwall. It was my first time in St Ives and I've fallen in love with the place for sure!
So if that was Chapter One... I guess Chapter Two is the completed album. I'll be putting the finishing touches to it in the next few weeks and hopefully it should be released at the beginning of next year.
More exciting news is that I'm now on the books of two new agents. UK bookings will be taken care of by Mo' Connections (A Boutique Jazz Agency) - and I'm very pleased to be the latest addition to the roster alongside amazing musicians Phil Robson, Robert Mitchell and one of my favourite bands, Kairos 4tet. For European work I will be part of Idris Media, an agency based in Germany with a huge roster of excellent artists. Fingers crossed that 2015 will be a gigtastic year!
Next month I'm excited to be part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. My family-friendly afternoon concert at The Purcell Room, South Bank Centre is already almost sold out! If you'd like to be there, make sure to book your ticket very soon.
|Almost better than my name in lights... my name in chocolate!|
|Tom and Eddie watching the surfers at St Ives. The weather was fabulous.|
|You couldn't really go to Cornwall without sampling a Cornish pasty now could you?|
|Nick Ramm by Craig Taylor-Broad at Bosuns Charlestown (Restormel Arts)|
|Eddie Hick by Craig Taylor-Broad at Bosuns Charlestown (Restormel Arts)|
|Tom Mason by Tony Brown at St Ives Jazz Club|
|Juliet Kelly by Tony Brown at St Ives Jazz Club|