Welcome to my new website and first blog!
This week I've been rehearsing with the Robbie Williams band in preparation for our show at the Apple Music Festival this weekend. This show is special for a couple of reasons - firstly we haven't played a London show in a long time and, secondly, it's my first show at the Roundhouse (which I am an ambassador for and is very local to me as I live in Camden). I went to see Christine and the Queens there on Monday night and it was one of the best gigs I've seen in years!
Being Musical Director for Robbie Williams is, of course, an honour and big responsibility. At times I feel I am the "keeper of the flame" trying to maintain the level of musicianship and excitement for songs some of which are nearly 20 years old. We are playing two new songs which are on the forthcoming album and part of my job is making them fit in with all our existing songs. It really is a joy to do new songs and welcome them into the Robbie family.
I'm also pleased to see that my new website is up and running. I think it reflects my studio and general aesthetic - a mix of vintage and modern with the mantra of KEEP IT SIMPLE!