Since its October 14th release lots of reviews have been coming in for my new album and project, Breaking the Spell of Loneliness, a collaboration with the author and journalist George Monbiot. Here's a sample below... "A powerful, poignant set" **** Guardian "A cry to bring to an end the community alienation and loneliness in contemporary life" **** Songlines "A strong album, beautifully played and sung...hits the mark precisely, again a...
The new collaboration between me and George Monbiot was featured live on BBC Two Newsnight recently. George talked with presenter Evan Davis about our project and about the well-documented but scantly-addressed epidemic of loneliness that is afflicting the UK. I then played the show out with the opening track from our album, 'Such A Thing As Society' - a song that celebrates the social and co-operative side of our nature and tries to kick-back against the...
My new project, a concept album and tour with author and journalist George Monbiot, was featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme this week. Both of us came on the show and we had a chat about the project, its origins, the subject matter of our album and how the collaboration unfolded. You can listen back to the show here.
Myself and the author George Monbiot recorded a podcast for the Guardian a few weeks ago. In it we talk to each other about the musical project we've spent the last year working on collaboratively - turning written word and idea into song and music. We also talk about the topic of loneliness that lies behind the project, and the politics and social issues that are attached to it. I also sing and play some of the tracks from the album live. You can listen to the twenty minute podcast here....
George Monbiot has written an article, published in this week's Guardian's, about our new project - an album and tour. His article touches on the issues and politics that lie behind the project, how the project came about, and what the process was in putting it together from word to music. You can read the article here.
The new album, a collaboration with the author George Monbiot, had its first radio play on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction programme. With loneliness being the theme for show, our new project was discussed and a couple of tracks were played. You can listen again to the show and the feature here.