We’ve just finished recording our first studio album at Free Energy Device in Sydney. It was amazing and quite a humbling for me to experience such an expert capture of our sound! So props to engineer Richard Belkner as well the wonderful band – almost back to the original 2014 lineup: Luke Sweeting, Ken Allars, Aidan Lowe, Max Alduca and Callum Allardice.
We’re not releasing that recording just yet, but in the meantime here’s a videos from our 2016 tour which I’ve only just gotten around to putting up: The Vibe!
It’s New Year’s Eve. You’ve always hated it, the idea of a date where everybody is obliged to celebrate and have a good time. It’s ludicrous, puerile even. You vow that this year, for once, you will stay at home and not bow to the pressure. You will have a cup of tea, settle down and watch Netflix. Continue reading “A Tale of New Year’s Eve”
It’s that time again… the one week of the year when you have loads of jazz gigs, get decent coin and great audiences and generally feel like you haven’t made a terrible mistake somewhere in your life choices… That’s right, it’s the Wellington Jazz Festival!
I’ve noticed the contentious issue of Spotify payments has come up again in our community thanks to a recent news article, raising with it questions of copyright, value and access to music. I’ve thought a lot about this and thought it might be worthwhile to share a little in case anyone finds it useful.
Recording The Heist with the guys from The Jac, an 8-piece ensemble featuring some of New Zealand’s foremost musicians from the jazz, classical and metal scenes. Continue reading “Live @ Orange Studio”