September got off to a great start when I received an email informing me that Partikel had been nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award in the "Jazz Ensemble of the Year" category. We are nominated along side "Phronesis" and "Binker and Moses", two bands of musicians I respect hugely so it's a real honor to be included in this!
Its a busy few months with lots of playing including a tour of Scotland with Ollie Howell's Quartet and I'm also looking forward to heading to Poland with singer Anthony Strong.
I've also decided to update the promotional material for my quartet and Partikel. We have filmed some new material which can be seen on the videos page and also at www.partikel.co.uk. The videos look and sound great due to the considerable talents of Dan Redding and Peter Beckman. There are many exciting things in the pipeline for both of these project during 2018 and I believe going the extra mile to insure your online material is looking and sounding slick goes a long way to making sure you really get the most out of the various performance opportunities that may come your way as a working musician.