Thought for the day...

September 11, 2014
People often ask me why there are no vocals in my songs and why I've chosen to make instrumental pieces of music. A couple of years ago I released an album where I decided to take a different approach to lyrics, trying to incorporate them into the use of imagery to compliment the music on the record. The result was a series of videos that accompanied each track on the album, that hopefully answered the question of 'where's the lyrics?'

After my first album people would tell me what they imagined as they listened to the songs, and this was something that fascinated me - the idea of being able to conjure a specific image in people's minds through the use of music. This general idea inspired me so much that when it came time for a second album I actually wanted to provide the visuals for a listener, but much like a lyric can mean different things to different people I hoped that the images in these videos would have the same effect. This song 'The Be All And The End All' was the last track on my 2nd album, and it gives a good flavour of what I was aiming for... 



It was a massive creative challenge to essentially make the music and visuals for an album, and one that took a long time to accomplish. It also perhaps explains the down time I've taken after it, as creatively I feel the need to match my 2 earlier albums with whatever it is that I (eventually) decide to put out next.

Thanks for taking the time to listen to my music and for liking this page. At a time when the biggest band in the world can give away their latest album for free it means a lot when people stop and take the time to listen, watch and to think about the work that us wannabe musicians the world over are trying to make.
 

Just because...

August 22, 2014
 

Pancast Podcast

August 6, 2014
Had a great time recording the Pancast Poductions podcast yesterday with Pavo and Neil - Cirencester's very own Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman!
It will be out in a couple of weeks!

 

London Guitar Night

August 4, 2014
Still buzzin' from last night's truly awesome and inspirational London Guitar Night!...
Thanks to Chris Woods, Jon Hart, Robert Castellani and Daryl Kellie for all being super nice guys (as well as exceptional musicians). It was a pleasure to share the stage with you. Thanks also to the crowd who really were everything you want an audience to be - attentive, appreciative and engaged. We all appreciated the love in the room massively and it really was a special night - so thank you!



 

It only takes a minute...

April 28, 2014
Every minute of every day this is happening online:

•    3,472 images pinned to Pinterest.
•    72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube.
•    204,000,000 email messages sent.
•    4,000,000 Google searches.
•    2,460,000 pieces of content shared on Facebook.
•    277,000 tweets are sent.
•    Amazon makes $83,000 in online sales.
•    48,000 iOS apps downloaded.



Nuts right?!
 

(Old) blog de blog.

April 15, 2014
Stumbled across my old blog from when I was recording '...ocean'. Wow how times have changed.
It actually doesn't read too badly, not the work of the hack I assumed I'd become.
Maybe I should write more...
Anyway, you can see for yourself here and if you're even mildly interested - thank you
rj
 

Who's that?

September 5, 2013
Spotted a familiar face on the Mr Hyde newsletter today...

 

Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me....

July 29, 2013
 

Hans Zimmer on Man of Steel.

June 14, 2013
 

MARATHON MAN: The Lee Jones Story

April 25, 2013
Last weekend my good friend (and living legend) ran the London Marathon. 
I made a film about it...