October 17

This Week’s Shows 10.17.21

This week started out early, both in the year and the day for the Bent’s annual Christmas Opening. Christmas in October sounds a bit crazy to me but not for the droves of people coming in to see all of this years offerings at Bents. This was the same place where I played the fashion […]

October 03

This Week’s Shows 10.3.21

This week was a nice change of pace and an opportunity to put my clarinet on the back burner for a bit and focus on saxophone. I had two events, one a big corporate fashion show at Bents Garden Center, and the second a birthday party at a restaurant called Gorge. For the Bents fashion […]

September 30

New Band Video — Toxic

It seems somewhat appropriate to be posting our version of Britney Spears’s Toxic the day after the courts ruled in her favor to remove her father from her conservatorship. In reality, I just found out that this video was finished and wanted to post it as soon as possible. This is the Jim Wallace Gypsy […]

September 26

This Week’s Shows 9.26.21

Two very different dates with the band this week. The first was an afternoon benefit performance in Altrincham for the Music Place, which is a community music education center for kids. It was held at a pretty interesting place called Stutter and Twitch. This record label/coffee shop/record shop/cocktail and beer spot has a little stage […]

September 12

This Week’s Shows 9.12.21

It’s been a busy week with three very different bookings…actually I should be getting ready to go to a fourth in Eccles at the moment but I had a last minute cancellation so here I am. On Wednesday, I played a corporate fundraiser for a mental health charity at the storied Midland Hotel. According to […]

August 20

This Week’s Shows 8.20.21

Two very different gigs this past week, The Welcome Back Festival in Warrington and a wedding in Altrincham. We played two different slots on two different stages at the Welcome Back Festival under the name Gypsies of Bohemia. The festival was designed to kick start high street businesses as we come out of lockdown and […]

August 11

This Week’s Shows 8.11.21

It feels like and has indeed been forever since I’ve posted one of these weekly roundups. Except for a handful of live performances here and there, the pandemic has pretty much put the kibosh on any kind of live music for me for well over a year now. I’m very grateful to say that it […]

April 04

Stardust: Meditations on Mental Resilience During the Pandemic

I am not a musician. I am not anything, other than a collection of a few trillion atoms bound together by natural laws which I, naturally do not understand. Rather than defining myself as “a musician” and making that identity the core of my being, I understand myself to be someone who plays music. I […]

February 19

New Tune — Friday Feeling

I’m home from work early and pleased to release my new tune for this week, Friday Feeling. It’s a dancy little number for you weekend pleasures and features soprano saxophone melodies, harmonized by sequencers, and big electronic beats. It’s available on Bandcamp for a buck, like most of my tunes. Listening is free but purchases […]

February 12

New Tune — Ataraxia

This Friday’s tune is a bit different from the things I’ve been releasing lately. It’s a darker sort of mood tune, as opposed to the big dancy sort of beats I’ve been putting out lately. I’ve been really digging the music of trumpeter/composer Jon Hassell lately and wanted to dabble a bit in that sonic […]