Sound and Light

I am playing a solo set with trumpet and electronics along with projections from Rucksack Cinema at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden in London on Saturday 13th Dec. Set runs from 7-8pm

Entrance next to Hackney Peace Mural, 13 Dalston Lane E8 3DF

Sound and Light Poster

Obrigado La Petite Mort Tour Ends

The James “La Petite Mort tour came to a successful end with two gigs in Portugal Lisbon and Guimaraes – where we played live with Nicolinos drummers on the eve of Pinheiro 2014.

You can read reviews of most of the gigs on the Manchester Blog Even the Stars

Thanks to all the James crew that looked after us and to Starsailor who opened for us in the UK and to all the fans that filled the theatres and arenas and those that followed us on the road from show to show

Next up for James is to record some new songs and play a few festivals next year….. till then…….


Back in the Albert Hall

Will I get to blow my own trumpet from the balcony of the Royal Albert Hall again?

James are off on tour and we start with a warm up at the Albert Halls in Sterling Scotland on Sat 8th Nov before playing a re-sheduled date in Oxford on 10th Nov.

Then the La Petite Mort Tour starts in Cambridge on the 11th Nov with Starsailor supporting. We return to the Royal Albert Hall on 19th Nov.

There is a full list of dates on my gig page and also at the james website. There are still links for tickets showing but a lot have already sold out.

We finish off with a special weekend back in Portugal. In Guimarães on 28th and Lisbon on 29th Nov

As usual you can follow our progress with daily news from the tour bus on Juliets blog on the James website

Also tweets from the road mainly from @larryontour
but also myself, Tim Booth and DBP the voice behind the drums!

And regular pics, video and reviews on my facebook page and on this Manchester based music blog Even the Stars

Live on iPlayer

I guess that is the definition of having “made it” when you are stuck on the front page of the BBC iPlayer in between the “Great British Bake Off” and “Strictly Come Dancing”.


James live footage of our performance at Maida Vale studios for 6 Music is no longer on the red button but is available until the end of October to view on iPlayer

Webster Hall New York

On 21st October James play at the historic Webster hall in New York on the Lower East side of Manhattan. It is our only date in the states and our first one there for a few years.

You can still get hold of the last few tickets here and there is a facebook event page here


Red Elastic Band in Liverpool

I am playing with Michael Head and the full line up of The Red Elastic Band play at the amazing St Georges Hall in Liverpool on Friday 3rd October


Solo at Peace Mural Party

I am doing a solo spot accompanied by visuals from Rucksack Cinema at The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden this Sunday 28 September after 7.30pm (when it gets dark) The party goes from 2-10pm and is to celebrate the restoration of the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural which is just next door.


Spaceheads Roshi gig and remix

Spaceheads are playing in London on 27th September at the Servant jazz Quarters in Dalston as part of the launch party for a new remix EP by Roshi ft pars radio featuring Spaceheads. We have remixed Oosh Badaam Ber Goz (3 almonds and a walnut) which is the Farsi ( Iranian ) version of the title track from Roshi’s recent album.


Info for the gig is here and there is a facebook event page here

The remix EP will be available on Mon 29th Sept as download only from the distributor here and usual download sites

Its Mudstock time again!

Spaceheads play the annual Mud Hutters Tea Party on Sat Aug 30th.


The Nightingales are playing along with many others. All the details here

Carbon Footprints

The next round of festival appearances takes us on a trip half way around the world with James and back in time for Spaceheads at Supernormal festival
Starting on Friday (Aug 1st) with Camp Bestival in Dorset – I travel across Europe to Italy for Umbria Rocks festival (Aug 3rd) then all the way out to Peru for a concert at Club Centro Cultural Deportivo in Lima (Aug 5th)

As usual the best places to keep up to date with pictures, video and news are on the James blog, Larrys twitter account and my Facebook page.

I then fly back for Spaceheads appearance at Supernormal festival in Oxfordshire (Aug 8-10th) – All within 10 days!

That is a lot of travelling a lot of distance and a very big Carbon footprint.

According to Carbon footprint calculator – that is around 2 metric tons that is about 15-20% of the average person in the UK for a year!

Hmm….. Thats not good. There must be a better way!

Is Carbon offsetting a solution? Or is that just a way of assuaging guilt?

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I am a Trumpet player. I try to avoid the usual standard trumpet noises (nice as they are), and use various aids from electronic pedals and laptop software to extra bits of tubing and kazoos on the end of slides to make the trumpet sound like something you haven't heard before. I write and record my own music as well as playing with bands that like a sound that is a bit different.


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