Sunday, 19 November 2017

Live O.R.k.

Herewith a live version of "Heaven Proof House" from the 2017 "Soul of an Octopus" Dates, featuring our guest cellist Eleuteria Arena.

I am very much looking forward to the upcoming European/UK tour dates, which can be found here:

5/1 Roma (IT) - Planet (opening Marco Machera)
6/1 Lugagnano/Verona (IT) - Club Il Giardino
7/1 Firenze (IT) - Viper
9/1 Munich (DE) - Backstage
10/1 Kufstein (AU) - Kulturfabrik Kufstein
11/1 Lubiana (SLO) - Channel Zero
12/1 Novo Mesto (SK) - Blue Note
13/1 Brno (CZ) - Sono Centrum
14/1 Reichenbach (DE) - Bergkeller 
16/1 Hamburg (DE) - Logo
17/1 Frankfurt (DE) - Das Bett
19/1 Vaureal/Paris (FR) - Le Forum 
20/1 Amsterdam (NL) - Melkweg
22/1 Dortmund (DE) - Musiktheater Piano
23/1 London (UK)
26/1 Barcelona (ES) - Razz Matazz3
27/1 Madrid (ES) - Caracol
28/1 Lisbon (PT) - RCA Club
See also:

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Bands in Town

So far this year, I've played various live dates across Europe with O.R.k. Gaudi, Tim Bowness, Twinscapes and SDang! and recently I discovered a page for myself which had been set up without my knowledge.

I've decided to take over the page, so from now on, any upcoming live dates can be found listed here:

".....have bass will travel…"

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Live "I'm Afraid of Americans" - O.R.k.

Filmed at our last show on the most recent tour earlier this year:

Upcoming dates can be found here:

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Live with Tim Bowness

I'll be joining Tim Bowness at the end of the month for a one-off performance at the Seventh Wave Festival in Birmingham.
Tickets can be found on the link below:

Thursday, 21 September 2017

O.R.k. + LiZzard "Turning Wild Tour"

More dates have been added to the "Turning Wild Tour" see below:

6/1 Lugagnano/Verona (IT) - Club Il Giardino
7/1 Firenze (IT) - Viper
9/1 Munich (DE) - Backstage
10/1 Kufstein (AU) - Kulturfabrik Kufstein
11/1 Lubiana (SLO) - Channel Zero
12/1 Novo Mesto (SK) - Blue Note
13/1 Brno (CZ) - Sono Centrum
14/1 Reichenbach (DE) - Bergkeller 
16/1 Hamburg (DE) - Logo
17/1 Frankfurt (DE) - Das Bett
19/1 Vaureal/Paris (FR) - Le Forum 
20/1 Amsterdam (NL) - Melkweg
22/1 Dortmund (DE) - Musiktheater Piano
23/1 London (UK)
26/1 Barcelona (ES) - Razz Matazz3
27/1 Madrid (ES) - Caracol
28/1 Lisbon (PT) - RCA Club

I think there's a few more to come as well…..stay tuned…



Monday, 4 September 2017

O.R.k. Tour Dates 2018

I am happy to share below the first batch of O.R.k. shows which are now confirmed for early next year, ticket links, where I have them are shown below:
10/1 Kufstein (A) - Kufstein Kulturfabrik -
11/1 Lubiana (SLO) - Channel Zero 
13/1 Brno (CZ) - Sono Centrum -
14/1 Riechenbach (DE) - Bergkeller -
16/1 Hamburg (DE) - Logo -
17/1 Frankfurt (DE) - Das Bett -
19/1 Vaureal/Paris (FR) - Le Forum
20/1 Amsterdam (NL) - Melkweg -
22/1 Dortmund (DE) - Musiktheater Piano -
26/1 Barcelona (ES) - Razz Matazz 3 -
Please note there are more dates to follow, which I will add here, once I have them.

As you can see by this poster for the Spanish dates, we'll be joined on the tour by LiZzard:

For faster updates than I am usually able to post on forthcoming dates, please see the O.R.k. Facebook and Twitter pages…



Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tim Bowness - Songs from the Ghost Light

I am playing both upright and electric bass on several tracks on Tim Bowness's new release "Songs From the Ghost Light", a mixture of studio and live performances.
Available now on CD and vinyl it is, I am told, to be considered a companion release to the latest album "Lost in the Ghost Light", which was released earlier this year.

For a full track listing, audio sample and more info, please see Tim Bowness's website:

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Live All Stars.

Short trailer of the Gaudi All Stars Orchestra filmed at the "Magnetic" album launch gig in London:

Yours truly on bass, with Pippo De Palma on Guitar, Nikolaj Bjerre on Drums, and of course Gaudi on synth, keys, theremin, and live dub manipulations.

Ozora was a lot of fun:

We'll be at Psi-fy in Holland next week…..

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Upcoming Live Dates

Over the coming summer I'll be playing live with Gaudi, Sdang! and Tim Bowness, at different times, below all confirmed dates with links for FB events where I have them:

With Gaudi All Stars Orchestra:

June 16th  - The Borderline ( "Magnetic" Album Launch)

July 31st Ozora Festival, Hungary

August 16th Psy-Fi Festival, Netherlands

…see previous blog post here

With S'Dang!

July 7th  Let's go summer fest - Gattorna (Ge) Italy

July 8th Indigest festival - Castel San Pietro Terme (Bo) Italy

July 28th Solarrock - Solarolo (Ra) Italy

August 20th Caga fest - Itri (Lt) Italy

August 21st Tirabusciò - Soveria Mannelli (Cz) Italy

September 10 Reasonanz - Loreto (An) Italy

…short trailer  can be found here

With Tim Bowness:

September 30th - 7th Wave Festival of Electronic Music, Birmingham UK

Monday, 8 May 2017

Live with Gaudi

I've contributed bass to some of the tracks on his forthcoming album so it makes total sense to be joining Gaudi for some dates in support of his forthcoming album "Magnetic"
set for release on Rarenoise on June 16th.
The live band will be a four piece and also include Pippo De Palma (Loungedelic) on guitar and Nikolaj Bjerre on drums.
I've been working through the material in preparation and it's a heady mix of psychedelia, dub, krautrock and atmospherics, it's sure to be a great experience for band and audience alike…..looking forward to it!

First up is the Borderline in London, please click here for ticket information.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

O.R.k. - I'm Afraid of Americans

We are happy to present our tribute to one of the greats, with a song that recent events have given a new and chilling resonance.

Macho Posturing, Nepotism, Divisive Messages, Growing Authoritarianism, the Exploitation of Fear, Marginalization of Minorities, Denial of Science, Mocking of the Disabled, a Government of Billionaires, and most worrying of all, Nuclear Sabre Rattling......we're not just afraid of Americans, we are afraid for Americans....

O.R.k. FB page

Monday, 17 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Live with S'Dang!

I'll be joining instrumental duo S'dang! for some of their live dates over the coming summer,
and first up is Rock the South Festival in Malta later this month:

If you're unfamiliar with on SDang! a good place to start would be this album review

SDang! drummer Alessandro "Petrol" Pedretti and I have worked together before as Endless Tapes, and our full length collaborative album "Brilliant Waves" came out last year, click here for details.

Monday, 13 March 2017

O.R.k. - Live shots

Thanks to Carol Alabrese for these live shots from the O.R.k. show in Milan, where we were joined by Mattia Boschi on cello.

Thanks also to Giuseppe Schiavone who took these shots of us on the first gig in St. Dona di Piave, with guest Eleuteria Arena on cello and vocals:

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

O.R.k. "Till the Sunrise Comes"

To celebrate the release of the new O.R.k. album "Soul of an Octopus" please enjoy this new video for the track "Till the Sunrise Comes".

Distributed by Cargo, "Soul of an Octopus" is widely available from all the usual retail channels, in both digital and physical (regular digipack CD and stunning yellow Vinyl) formats, and also from Burning Shed on the following link:

Alternatively direct from the Rarenoise Store

where there are also Hi Res Audio options.

We're looking forward to taking the album live with a selection of dates across March where we'll be joined by special guests Eleuteria Arena, Mattia Boschi and Marco Machera on selected dates.


Friday 3rd March - San Dona Di Piave - Teatro Astra
Tuesday 7th March - Milan - Serraglio
Wed 8th March - Brescia - Latteria Molloy
Thursday 9th March - Pompegliano D'arco (NA) - Frequency
Friday 10th March - Catania - Zo
Saturday 11th March - Mesina - Retronoveau
Sunday 12th March - Lamezia Terme CZ OFF
Tuesday 14th March - Rome - Monk
Wednesday 15th March - Porto Sant'Elipidio - Teatro Delle Api
Thursday 16th March - Bologna - Locomotiv

Czech Republic:

Wednesday 22 March - Olomuc - Bounty Rock Cafe
Thursday 23rd March - Prague - Lucerna Music Bar.

For upates please see:

To connect on Facebook:

and Twitter:

Friday, 10 February 2017

Twinscapes - Italy/Switzerland

Short, (but no doubt intense) burst of Twinscapes activity coming up:
Marcus Club in Momo:
FB event is here

Padova (with guest violin from Andrea Bassato)

..and our first Swiss date (in St. Gallen) with support from Next Dimension

Monday, 6 February 2017

O.R.k. "Pyre" Live

Please enjoy this version of "Pyre" from last year's "Inflamed Rides" tour…more live dates coming soon...

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Obake - "The Augur"

Brand new video for the "The Augur" taken from the new Obake album "Draugr", thanks to Max Facchinettti and Roots of Riot design.

for more please see

Monday, 9 January 2017

O.R.k. "Too Numb"

Above "Too Numb", first audio preview track from the forthcoming album "Soul of an Octopus"…, full album release in February, click here for more information.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

O.R.k. - "Soul of an Octopus"

The New Year has finally come, so it's time for some fresh news from O.R.k.
The new album "Soul of an Octopus" mixed by the 3 time Grammy award winner Marc Urselli and mastered by Fossenkemper at TurtleTone Mastering will be released on Feb 24th via UK label Rarenoise . We'll be following up the release with a series of European dates in March. As with our first album "Inflamed Rides", "Soul of an Octopus" features some stunning, original artwork by Nana Oktopus Dalla Porta.

In the coming weeks, please keep an eye on our 
...for upcoming preview tracks (the first of which "Too Numb", is below), videos, album release info and forthcoming tour dates. The new journey awaits, please join us for another ride...!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Tim Bowness - "Lost in the Ghost Light"

I am playing (mostly fretless, but some upright) bass on a number of tracks on the the upcoming Tim Bowness album "Lost in the Ghost Light", out on February 17th 2017 on the Inside Out label.
The album has been some time in the making, with various guest musicians and some lengthy, ambitious songs...

For a fuller write up, please see Tim's website here, or visit the webstore here

Digital versions are available from Amazon or iTunes

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