Where am I?
Living in Brighton by the sea in the South of England. It had always been a long term goal to move here. Brighton is a very creative, open and entertaining place to live with a friendly, accepting and diverse culture.
What am I working on?
I am currently working on four new songs as duets with 4 other singers. The songs are almost written as of November 2021 with recording due to take place in January 2022 and release some time in 2022.
Gigs are starting again and I expect to start playing a lot more live performances over the coming year both solo or with my band as Jack Cade and also as Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners, which will be a relief.
What else am I doing?
Other than the music I am painting and illustrating and working on some written work. I attend a lot of gigs and am always looking for inspirational music I haven't heard before. If you've got something you think I'd like to hear why not send me a link via my FB page .
I plan to move onto a boat in 2022, I really can't afford to buy property in the UK anymore it's prohibitively expensive. The boat plan was supposed to happen this year but Pandemic slowdown has hit the funds for that, so it's gone back a year.
What have I learnt in the last year?
I have spent the last year learning loads about recording and mixing with Logic Pro. I've taken on projects for a couple of other artists, one of which, Tapehead, have just released a single. Check it out here.
It's been a great experience and I have to say that I have some OCD tendencies so have spent a lot of time researching all types of subjects to get the best recorded sound and mixes I can. I spend a lot of time analysing other producers work and trying to understand how they achieve what they do.
What will I learn over the next year?
I plan to move onto a boat next year and so I am doing some boat handling courses and may take that further to boat handling at sea.
What am I listening too?
I have a varied list:
The August List
All Them Witches
Public Service Broadcasting
Nathaniel Raitliffe and the Night Sweats
are all getting a lot of spins, but it'll probably change by next week...
What am I reading?
Looking for something to inspire me for the new year...