Back To The Middle

This is hard for me to post, but I’d like to share. I thought I’d show you the beginnings of a little progress I’ve made recently. I’m planning to blog a lot more about all this, but in brief, for now; the first photo was taken a couple of months ago & the second was…

Pub love

We arrived in Kentish Town in the spring of 2012 with one simple aim; take an ailing and decrepit old local boozer and bring it back to life. Following a tough, X-factor style selection process, we’d been chosen to take the lease on The Grafton, a sorry pub that had been so lacking in care…

Songs From The Archives

I recently found a long-forgotten email account, in which I discovered rafts of equally long-forgotten recordings. Having spent a nostalgic afternoon revisiting them all, I thought I’d share a few favourites with you. Say So – The Obsure Tour Live Here & Now – Demo Slave – Radio Live Session Sing For Me – Demo So Nice – Radio Live…

The Obscure Tour Revisited

The Obscure Tour will endure amongst my happiest memories for life. Top-3 career highlight for sure. I put it across to fans to decide where our intimate tour of obscure locations should take us and the requests came in in droves; from art galleries to college canteens to granny’s kitchen. We chose 6 locations over…

Audience of One – Episode 4 ‘Hey Ya, Outkast cover’

Video series entitled ‘Audience Of One’ filmed late at night in a deserted recording hall at Surrey University. This one was a performance of my acoustic cover of Outkast’s Hey Ya. Sadly I don’t have the audio track, so this is just the camera audio. Filmed at PATS studio 1 by Hush P. My album Here and Now…

Renovating The Nest – Lounge

During our three months of insanity we were – amongst many, many things – renovating our very first home. As anyone who knows me well will attest, interiors are a huge source of fascination and delight for me, so this project gave me the most amazing scope to have a go at my first ever start-to-finish…

Glorious Kentish Town

Stunning time-lapse video by graphic designer James Garman showing the upper end of Kentish Town Road transitioning from dusk to dark. The background on this is described better than I can in this Kentishtowner post. I LOVE this. My place is a few streets over to the right.

Renovating The Nest – Kitchen

In a year that featured a number of landmark life events, 2015 was when Joel and I finally took a step onto the property ladder. On only our second property viewing, we knew we’d found our nest. A lovely – albeit unloved – flat in a converted Victorian terrace in Kentish Town. Having lived in the…

Welcome back baby

There is no other current artist for whom I have more respect or admiration than Adele. Her songwriting has the ability to articulate my deepest and innermost in a way that is effortlessly – brilliantly – simplistic. Her tone has such a buttery, delicious quality I could honestly listen to her all day. She is a stone….

Jumbo bride

I imagine most brides spend the months leading up to their wedding dutifully upping their beauty and self-care regimes, watching what they eat and being generally good to themselves in an attempt to ensure they’re their most beautiful on the most photographed day of their entire lives. By contrast, I spent the months leading up…

The Gipsy Queen

With our first baby – The Grafton – well and truly grown up, Joel and I had been looking for another project to get stuck into for a while. My brother Aidan, who’s been working with us from day one, really needed a new challenge and was being completely crippled by London rents, so a new…