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Invite to Cannes Film Festival

Ages ago I met a film maker online, he asked if he could use my composition ‘I Won’t Ask’ (track 1 on my album The Magical Mirror) to back a montage in his upcoming feature film called Samuel Street – I agreed and thought little more of it, as so many ambitious plans fail to come to fruition in our respective creative industries…  Approximately 6 years later, I discover that his film is to premier at Cannes this year (2016) and I am invited to join the cast and crew on the red carpet!  What should I wear???!!!  Watch the new teaser trailer below:
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I Won Best Newcomer at the Marlborough Jazz Festival 2015!

I was overwhelmed to receive an email from the sponsors of the Marlborough Jazz Festival telling me I had won their coveted Best Newcomer Award 2015!  Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me!  Notts TV picked up on the good news and invited myself and Ben Martin on guitar to come and do a number live on tele, which has to be the most bizarre and nerve-wracking thing I have done in recent years..

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Festivals and Photographs

I’m just about to get ready to play at the Proms in the Park here in Nottingham but thought I would quickly share with you photos of the last open air festival we did taken by my talented friend Tracey Whitefoot at the Riverside festival!

Singing Bond Songs for Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan

Joe Bickerstaff (keys), Miles Danso (double bass) and I did a rather extraordinary gig for Lots of Charity at the St Pancras Grand Hotel a little while ago – their Remarkable Great Britons Dinner performing for Lord Seb Coe, Dame Shirley Bassey, Pierce Brosnan, Dame Kelly Holmes, Twiggy & other British Icons – I sang a British themed set for them including Bond songs – no pressure there then!

Here are images of the event by Getty and we feature briefly in this video too:

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1940s Show Theatre Royal Nottingham

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We enjoyed playing our first Third Stage production at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham last month resurrecting the 1940s show we premiered at The Pizza Express jazz club in Chelsea, London.  Happily it was the fastest selling show they have produced in the space so far!  A great night was had by all culminating in a rather emotional spontaneous singalong of We’ll Meet Again (which was unfortunately not captured on film as my camera ran out of data space) below is what was recorded of the event, photos by Martyn Boston: Read the rest of this page »