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Live in Christchurch

March was an exciting time for me full of travels. Following a trip to Wellington and a rejuvenation trip to Bali I was invited to Christchurch to partake in a big band recording session with Ali Harper at Orange Studio.
Whilst there I did a solo show with Daniel Hayles and Reuben Bradley performing compositions that are becoming a sort of “life song cycles” – each song representing a difference viewpoint on life events from the spiritual to the physical places I visit.

This song “Milano” I wrote in the Italian city in 2010 whilst I was living there. Previously I was composing frequently but this year was one of searching and somewhat of an identity crisis and as a result was the only composition I wrote on these travels. I’ve performed this song with The Dilworths, Tiny Hearts and now this group – each time trying to get closer to capturing the feeling of┬áloneliness I experienced living in a foreign city and also identity, being comfortable in your own skin.

 

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Jazz solo over East of the Sun

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I was digging through my old Iphone recordings yesterday and discovered a little thing of me blowing over the standard “East of the Sun”. It’s amazing that how easy it is to record things but then forget them straight away due to the over abundance of recordings. As a result I’m not 100% who is in the rhythm section as it was Feb 2015. None the less they are killing and it’s been a nice trip for me to rediscover some music that I love but don’t play so much anymore.

Enjoy!

Re-Tox Fridays

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IMG_9764Friday nights at Della Hyde are now home to the 4 piece funksters Windjammers playing instrumental grooves mixed with covers of Bill Withers, Otis Redding & Dr John.

The line-up varies week to week and features: Eamon Dilworth, Stu Hunter, Paul Derricott, Rick Robertson, Danny May, Declan Kelly, PJ Koopman & Carl Dewhurst in various combinations.

 

Re-Tox Fridays @ Della Hyde
7:30pm – 10:00pm
34 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
FREE ENTRY

Introducing the Low Down Riders

Recently I joined a new band – “The Low Down Riders” which is a foray into Dixieland & New Orleans music. For those in Sydney you can catch the band fairly regularly at The Lord Wolseley, Gasoline Pony, White Horse hotel and various other places we pop up.
The band also marks my debut into lead vocals and here is a clip singing and playing my very first instrument – a B & H Cornet purchased in 1995.

Gig updates

Latest gig update:

March 18th – Tijuana Cartel, Uki, NSW
March 26th – Lord Wolseley Hotel – Ultimo, NSW
March 31st – Black Rabbit George @Tatler, Darlinghurst, NSW

April 1st – Tijuana Cartel @The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
April 2nd – Black Rabbit George @The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
April 14th – Tijuana Cartel @Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River, WA
April 15th – Tijuana Cartel @The Rosemount, Perth, WA
April 30th – Tijuana Cartel @Feast in the Field, Yamba NSW

May 1st – Tijuana Cartel @ Kingscliff Pub, Kingscliff, NSW
May 5th – Tijuana Cartel @Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
May 6th – Tijuana Cartel @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
May 7th – Tijuana Cartel @ Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC
May 13th – Tijuana Cartel @ Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
May14th – Tijuana Cartel @Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
May 28th – Tijuana Cartel @Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

July Update

Paul Derricott & I have been working together for the last few years producing albums, live events and recording. Now we are presenting under the umbrella of BIG SEA MUSIC. Check out our facebook page here.
Currently BSM is presenting Jazz & Soul events at Tatler & The Lord Wolseley Hotel.

Upcoming gigs in July:
Friday 10th :: Matthew Garwood @ French Festival Circular Quay
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aturday 11th :: Jazz @ The Lord Wolseley 3pm-6pm (w/ Aaron Flower, Chris O’Dea & Matt Lamb

Every Tuesday at 505
Eevry Wednesday at Tatler

Hope to see you around!

Tromindie Extract

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Last week I stepped into the studio with some of my closest friends and favourite musicians to record a set of new music under the project name “TROMINDIE”.

Its a new direction for me and this clip below is a little improvisation from the end of the second day with myself on live trumpet and engineer Richie B on live Space Echo.

New Album Release :: ARROW – NAVIGATOR

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We recorded this album at the end of 2013 at the Sound Lounge with help from Sydney Improvised Music Association.

New Release from Alluvium Records :: ARROW – NAVIGATOR
Featuring :: Ben Hauptmann – Guitar, Eamon Dilworth – Trumpet, Thomas Botting – Bass & Paul Derricott- Drums

A sonic exploration of grooves, folk & improvisation.

—Buy now through the link below—
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/arrow3

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The Maurice Effect

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I wrote this track after an inspiring trip to Umbria Jazz Festival in 2009. During 10 days participating in the Berklee Clinics I saw amazing performances by jazz legends and every night from midnight hung out and played at the Elf CLub Jam sessions. One night the great Trumpeter Maurice Brown came in and we jammed a few tunes – His energy, musicality and trumpet styling made a huge impact on me.

Arrow :: Navigator will be released very soon!

Eamon

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