About Me

Based in Prague, I am an English singer, song-writer, writer, researcher, theologian and teacher with a particular passion for acoustic/jazz music. I work as a soloist as well as partnering with local musicians in various projects. One such partnership was with composer Daniel Kyzlink (as lyricist) for a work called The Rock Mass which was recently performed at the Mēstké divadlo Brno (Brno City Theatre) and previously by the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra.
I love songs which have poetic and evocative lyrics, but for me, music has to groove as well - it has to move you in some way.
There are links here to some of the other projects I'm involved with, but the main purpose of this site is to encourage you to contact me and book me (or me + band) for a gig or workshop/seminar. Hope to hear from you, and thanks so much for visiting.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Weekend away with AMM band and friends - 6-8 Dec

As part of my ministry work, I and the AMM band will be hosting a weekend away in the Krknoše mountains next weekend (6-8 December). It's looking pretty nice up there at the moment - here's a picture... 

These weekends - under the banner of the School of Creative Christianity - aim to create a safe and creative space where we can grow if faith together. This means some prayer and teaching times, but also we enjoy jamming and making great music and, of course, enjoying a good Czech beer! For more info, please check out our Facebook page.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Noe TV Gig

Just got back from Noe TV (Ostrava) where I played last night with the AMM band. Sorry to those of you who missed it - I didn't realise until yesterday that it was going out live! The band did a great job - especially Magda Orlova who (I thought) sang really well. Thanks also to the crew at Noe TV, and to Lukas Hradil who put it all together. My next gig with the AMM band is in Nove Mesto na Morave on Friday 14 December. Will post details here when I have them.
In the meantime, thanks to all the band for playing last night.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Great gig on Sunday - thanks!

Thanks to all who came to the gig at the Komunitni Centrum sv. Prokopa on Sunday - it was an great night. I love working with the trio because the music has lots of space and you can hear lots of detail, but at the same time there's real power when we're grooving together! What fun.
So thanks again for coming and making it a great night. The next event I'm involved with is a musicians' training day followed by a worship celebration in Prague on Saturday 9 November. There's more info on the Angel Mountain website. Hope to see you there!

If you were there, do leave a comment!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Concert: Slavek Klecandr + the John de Jong Trio, Sunday 13 October

Looking forward to this weekend! After the very first weekend away with AMM friends at the new centre in Mala Upa, I am looking forward to doing a gig in Prague on Sunday 13 Oct. The address is Komunitni Centrum sv. Prokopa, V Hurkach 1292/8, Praha 13. Here's more info: