I am a pianist, singer and composer based in London. Over the past year, I have been working on an original album entitled 'Life On Land'. The album reflects my passion for jazz, my love of groove and dance music, my classical roots as a pianist and the mournful, soulful aspects of being a singer-songwriter developed over many years singing the poetry of artists such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.
For my upcoming album 'Life On Land' I decided to take photographs of my local area in Haringey, London. My mindset in writing the album was focused on the city around me; it's multicultural-ness, the hectic fast pace, the colours, the harshness, the loneliness. A few years ago a group of artists called The Turnpike Art Group http://www.turnpikeartgroup.co.uk/p/t.html started creating a variety of interesting installations throughout the area. I love the way the artists combined the natural and urban environment to create works of art which enhanced the local surroundings to reflect their vibrancy, edginess and beauty. There is so much about London that inspires me, not just in the grandiose architecture of the central precincts but also in the neighbourhoods that each have an individual character and 'vibe'. I think this is reflected in many of the songs on the album and I thought these photos would be a great way to represent that impression.
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Video from my upcoming album 'Life On Land' due for release on the F-IRE label at Pizza Express, Dean Street, London on 5th November 2017.
Here's a list of upcoming gigs I will be playing.
Past highlights include: Ronnie Scott's, The London Jazz Festival, The Cork Jazz Festival, The Barbican Pit Theatre, Pizza Express Dean Street, The 606 Club, The Wakker Club in the Netherlands, No Black Tie in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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