These are some recent examples of my paintings with a common on-going theme: all are hybrids of humans with animal attributes, and vice-versa. Mostly, the ideas are from mythology, (often Ancient Egyptian), or from folk-lore or from alchemical imagery, with other ideas and feelings from the depths of my imagination.
An evening of sonic adventures, curated by singer/multi-instrumentalist Jowe Head (Swell Maps, Television Personalities, etc) and cellist/vocalist Jasmine Pender (Rotten Bliss). They shall perform together as ELEVENTH HOUR ADVENTISTS. Guest performers include MISS ROBERTS (Rude Mechanicals) , and SEVEN-HEADED RAVEN. The evening shall feature various exciting collaborations between the various performers. The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
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These three dates were played with Eric Cohen (drums), Debby Schwartz (bass), Brian Turner (guitar), Katie Gentile (violin) and Danny Tunick (keyboards).
Further dates were added at:
Galaxy Hut in Arlington, Virginia (4th April)
The Crown in Baltimore (7th April)
Marx Cafe in Washington DC (8th April)
These 3 dates were shows played with Martha Hamilton and John Howard, under the name: The Fleeting Glimpses of Infinity.
Single (Little Teddy label: (LiTe750) 2003
“Venus Bigfoot” / “Last Servant” / “World Turned Upside Down”.
Album: ”ARF” (Topplers label CD: TV015) 2007
World Turned Upside Down
Butcher Shop Lassie
Dead Man’s Shoes*
Jowe Head (lead vocals, guitar, sound effects etc), Lee McFadden (guitar, vocals), Mick Frangou (drums), Nick Smith (bass, backing vocals on *), Chloe Herrington (alto sax, bassoon), Zoe Gilmore (cello).
Another, later, session was recorded but has hitherto been unreleased: ”The Moleman of Dalston Town”, “Sweet Anaesthetist”, “Lily Gilders”, “Do The Crustacean”, featuring drummer Jeff Bloom..
I currently have a paintings on display at two venues in Athens, Georgia: KA Art , and at Lo Yo Yo. Here are some of the pieces on display. I shall also be playing some music in Georgia next week:
Sun 25-10: Live session at Radio WREK, Atlanta, 10-12pm.
Mon 26-10 Reception at Lo Yo-Yo Record Shop
Wed 28-10: Concert at Hendershots, Athens.
Thur 29-10: Concert at Eyedrum, Atlanta
Fri 30-10: Reception at KA gallery, Athens
Sat 31-10: Wild Rumpus parade / Concert at Flicker, Athens
Titles: ”Saint Kali”, ”Herr Krampus”, ”Saint Sheela Na Gig”, ”Green Man In the City”, ”Shrine to SaInt Sebastian”.
We’ll be playing some grand new tunes from a new project: “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis”, a set of songs about some remarkable artists, namely: Hannah Hoch, Kurt Schwitters, Josef Beuys, Kurt Schwitters, Louise Bourgeois. Expect a good dose of Theremin, analogue synth, bowed saw, cello, and a couple of duets between the divine Catherine Gerbrands and myself. Also in the line-up: Tim Bowen (cello), and Ravi Low-Beer (drums).