2020 Jam Session Dates Announced

I recently restarted The Stoner Rock Jam Collective and our jam sessions with the support of Peter, owner of T-On studios. We met on the weekend and discussed plans for the year. The sessions have a great vibe and are already quite popular among participants, but the whole concept is still in its... more...

Album cover reveal

The designer who likes music Several months ago I spoke to graphic designer, friend and former colleague Marko Laitinen, about the artwork for the album. Marko likes music a lot and was interested, but he wanted to hear the tracks before committing to the project. I only had rehearsal demos at the... more...

Final Remixes

I recently sent my album to Chris Graham for mastering. One of the many reasons I go to Chris, is the free mix feedback he offers as part of his mastering service. Someone in his team (Brian on this occasion) will listen to every track of the album, and record a video of the feedback. They’ve don... more...

Merry Melancholy sent for mastering

In the last 7 years, I have recorded and produced 2 albums, 1 EP and various individual songs - all for other artists. Now finally, nearly 2 decades after I wrote my first song, I finished my own album. I feel SO GOOD right now! The songs were uploaded for mastering (to Chris Graham Mastering -... more...

Stoner Rock Jam Collective: Now on Bandcamp!

Slightly edited version of a post I made on facebook earlier today: Last November I started a project: the Stoner Rock Jam Collective. The idea was to get some rock loving musicians in a room and hit ‘record’ for 4-5 hours - each session is entirely improvised. Every month I book a room at a r... more...

Stoner Rock Jam Collective move to Bandcamp.com

So much has happened in the last weeks, I feel the need to write an update. Jam Collective move to bandcamp Sound cloud is all well and good, but It costs me money. While I'm happy to spend money on the project, I'm not interested in spending more than is necessary. This means looking for an alt... more...

Jam Collective and the need of a better process

The 4th Jam Collective session is coming up this Sunday and I'm barely half way through mixing the last session. That's partly my fault - I haven't really made time for it until now - but there are other factors. The big one is that we had a 5 hour session last time. That's over 4 hours of audio t... more...

Music .plan published

Birth of the jam collective Clancy and I have been to my studio in Turkey a number of times now, and last summer we acquired a drum kit. I learned a lot about mic'ing and mixing drums. But as always, the holiday was over too soon. I wanted more, so I decided to start a monthly jamming session, w... more...

Paper Wallpaper reviewed on GoldFlakePaint.co.uk

Thank you to the people over at goldflakepaint.co.uk, who have taken the time to find, listen to and post a review of our recently launched album Paper Wallpaper. The review itself is a positive one - as you might expect when someone posts it on their site - starting with the line: "A sweet coll... more...

Album released: Paper Wallpaper - by paper wallpaper

After months of work I can finally buy that foot-long cigar I promised myself upon releasing my first album: We made the tracks available earlier today and people have already been listening and downloading the tracks, the early response we've had has been great. I have to thank everyone who was... more...