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Steel Pan Fusion Air Moon Safari at Jazz Cafe

Steel Pan Fusion Air Moon Safari at Jazz Cafe

So, I have finally got round to finding some recordings of the 20th anniversary tribute to Air's album Moon Safari show we did at the Jazz Cafe, London, on 19th January 2018.  It was great putting together these tunes and had a lot of fun rehearsing them and performing them.

This link will take you to the youtube playlist I've created with our versions of the songs we performed at the Jazz Cafe.

Most of them are private so you may not be able to share all of them. You can however share the playlist.

Some of the songs we performed are missing, hopefully they'll turn up soon and you can also click below on the individual songs we performed.

Le Femme D'Argent

Dirty Trip

Playground Love

Ce Martin

Kelly Watch the stars


All I need

La Voyage De Penelope

Thank you to everyone who came out to support that night, you were a great crowd. I also met up just by chance with a couple of old friends from school who were in the crowd, they recognised my name when I was introduced, it's amazing what can happen when you step outside. Last but not least thank you to my Steel Pan Fusion family, Jazz Cafe and Air for the great music.



On being a musician

Have you done your practice today? 

If you have, that’s great, now do some more. 

Practice can mean many things: Physically playing and practicing your instrument; creating and composing with others or by yourself; listening to music;  improving all technical aspects  of your musicianship: ear training, rhythm, technique, tone, improvisation, harmony, sight reading, intonation. Rhythm, have I said that already? Timing in my humble opinion is the most important thing ever... some people call this feel. Use a metronome when practicing, halve the clicks if what you’re working on is faster than 80bpm. 

Keep your ears open  for music you haven’t heard before. Go out and meet other creatives and lastly always be thankful that you can play, have access to an instrument, a place to practice in and the time to do it in.   

I’m now off to work on some music.


Video shoot with Steel Pan Fsion

Video shoot with Steel Pan Fsion

Improvisation on the clave

It's great to practice and  play with a metronome, it's also great to practice and play with a clave pattern. A lot of music has the clave running through it's core. I find practicing scales, arpeggios and ideas to a clave really helps with timing and feel.