There has recently been a flurry of interest in my track ‘Hackney Gentrification Song’ with local publications N16 Magazine, Dalston TV and Hackney Post all giving it virtual shout outs.
It has also come to the attention of the film crew making ESTATE, a non-fiction feature film about a Hackney estate which is soon to be bulldozed. You can find out more about the film here and have a look at the ‘behind the scenes’ section of the site which uses my song.
Matthew, aka Song, By Toad, was the first blogger to say something nice about my music on the world wide web and part of the inspiration for me to (perhaps foolishly?!) keep dedicating ridiculous amounts of time to making music.
His blog continues to be a cornerstone of the uk independent music scene and you would do well to point your eyes and ears in his direction here – http://songbytoad.com/
I was chuffed to pieces that he played my song Mariams Cake in his most recent podcast on mixcloud. Have a listen below if you fancy…
This spring I am going to combine the two with a cycling tour joined by my fine musical friend Tim Graham and a lovely Irish violin playing lass called Katie.
We are doing shows in Bath, Bristol, Swindon and Oxford. I will put up more info on the shows in a bit but for the time being here is a sneaky peek of what our trip should look like:
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