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.

Monday, 13 January 2014

New recording of The Rock Mass

We are recording the Rock Mass!

Thanks to the generosity of Karlovy Vary cultural funding and local sponsors (the work was premiered in Karlovy Vary back in May) we are now recording the Rock Mass. Backing tracks with the band are pretty much done — vocals and orchestra (the KVSO) will be recorded in the next couple of months. We are delighted that the KVSO is involved! Under the direction of Martin Lebel, the orchestra really brought the work to life for the live performances, so it’s great we can record together. The recording will feature one brand new song (whose lyrics are being written as we speak) and should be available in the summer.

The band sounds awesome! Jiří Kučerovký is on guitar (currently playing for Tomáš Klus), on bass we have Tomáš Koudelk (B-Side Band), Dan and Jindřich Volf are playing keyboards, drumming is provided by the excellent Stanislav Pliska, and last but not least we have the amazing Palo Hoda on saxophone.

We are also more than delighted to have Kirsten Joy and Gaz Twist once again providing the lead vocals, with backing vocals from Katerina Klečková, Petra Brabencová and myself — the same team that did the live show.

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