Been a long time since I last updated this blog with new information as I replaced it in a small site redesign in November last year with a fixed intro blurb instead. However, a more radical redesign has now taken place so the blog has its own space to exist without interfering with giving new visitors the info they need on the front page.

So, the year began with King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band having successfully completed their Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording and production of their debut release. Initially the goal was to have it completed in April but health issues for some of the band members have gotten in the way, and now - having missed the ideal window to release - it seems unlikely to be out until next year. What did come out, however, is this:

The long awaited debut album from Clowwns - "The Artful Execution of Macho Bimbo", which I mixed and mastered in 2014 - has received rave reviews from The Quietus & Brighton's Finest and a significant number of plays from Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe at BBC 6 Music. Click the picture above to head to Bandcamp to buy it, or picked it up on iTunes.

Speaking of Clowwns, bassist Etienne Rodes is also an accomplished guitar player who brought Heavy Lamb into the studio last month to begin recording their debut EP, slated for release later this year. They put together a brilliant little video of day one which you can see below. Watch this space.

Also, in September & October I will be returning to judge the Brighton auditions and Regional Finals for Open Mic UK, a national competition for singers and songwriters. It's an amazing opportunity for all ages as there's only 3 rounds before you're performing to a panel and audience of representatives from high up in the music industry. Previous success stories have included Birdy, Luke Friend and Lucy Spraggan. Sign up for auditions over on their website.

That's about all to tell at the moment, will try not to leave it 10 months until the next one!

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