Tom Wills’ “What The Funk!” single released

As of today, the epic funk/prog rock fusion track that I worked on for Tom Wills is officially available for purchase everywhere! He is a genre spanning session guitarist who works on anything from jazz and fusion right through to extreme metal and I personally think that expressive material such as this song is where his playing really shines the most – Tom and I have collaborated on a number of songs over the last few years and this could well be our most adventurous to-date – though we’ve already begun discussing what the next song will be!

“What The Funk!” is Tom’s first venture into instrumental progressive rock infused funk in the style of Guthrie Govan and his work with The Aristocrats.

I recorded my parts for this song in the Autumn of last year. Tom gave me free reign to write the parts that I felt were most appropriate for the piece and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out, it was also the first recorded work to feature my custom Flynn snare drum. Birmingham based session bassist and recording engineer Dan Willett (of Univibe Audio) provided the funky low-end bass parts.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of “What The Funk!” you can download it via iTunes, Amazon and many other platforms and if you’re interested in hiring either Tom or Dan, please check out their own sites.

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2 more sessions and Tech Work…

It’s been a really busy 2 weeks.

Firstly, I started off April with a recording session for progressive band Orgone Ocean Sonar over at Abbey Lane Studios in Derby.

I’ve been working on demos with the guys of OOS for a few months now and it felt great to finally get these drum parts recorded properly. The band will continue with recording their own parts for the “Process of Being” EP over the next few months and hope to release it sometime in the Summer.

Vocalist Nick Ward also took some fantastic photos.

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No sooner was the editing on that session completed then I was straight back into recording two tracks for session guitarist Tom Wills, one being a re-recording of last Autumn’s “You’ll Be Mine” and the other is a new and unreleased track. Tom will be handling all the guitar and production duties and has assembled a fantastic line-up of musicians to help him complete the songs which are likely to also be released in the Summer.

 

And finally, I’ll be heading back out with EofE as of tomorrow as a drum tech for their arena tour supporting McBusted so I’ll not be able to accept any session bookings for the rest of April or May but I’m already taking bookings for June onwards.