2015 was a busy year. I was fortunate enough to work with some amazing people and play every type of gig from weddings, theatre shows and festivals to TV and radio sessions. These were some of the highlights.
In March I joined Longfellow as a permanent member, which became my main focus for the rest of the year. We played London shows at venues including Scala, the Electric Ballroom and the Hospital Club, and festivals including Live At Leeds, Nibley and Radio 2 Live at Hyde Park. We also flew to Amsterdam in August for a day of radio sessions promoting the Benelux release of our Remedy EP. Playing on national radio at 8am on a few hours’ sleep was very testing, but fun.
In May I had the opportunity to play my first TV session, on TBN UK with Samuel Lane. This was also challenging, not only because of the pressure of playing an hour-long set on camera, but also due to volume restrictions in the studio. Playing at a low level but maintaining the intensity and feel was hard, but definitely a useful experience. The session will air in early 2016.
Atiptoe toured a little in 2015, but were mainly working on our new record, due out next year. The above picture is from the drum session at Stakeout Studios, with Chris Coulter engineering.
Towards the end of the year I set up my own studio space, which means I’m now able to do remote drum sessions. Please get in touch with any enquiries, and check back for more details and examples of tracks recorded here.
Looking forward to bigger and better things in 2016.