A song for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, one year on.

14th June 2018

I wrote this in December 2017 after reading about the many Grenfell survivors stuck in temporary accommodation and hotel. Sadly another six months on, many of the victims remain without permanent housing. Stunned and shattered How do we move on? And where will we end up Now we have no home? A promise broken Six months come and gone So where will we end up Now we have READ MORE

False Lights live in session BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

3rd January 2018

Thanks for all your support in 2017 for both myself as a solo artist and with my folk-rock outfit False Lights, who I'm very pleased to say will be kicking off the new year performing live on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe tonight. We'll be live on air from 7pm, and the programme will be available READ MORE

Album Launch: Kings Place 24th June

21st June 2016

I'm really excited to be playing my 'How The City Sings' album launch at Kings Place  this Friday June 24th. The culmination of three years' work on the album, the show will feature special guests including 2015 BBC Folk Musician Of The Year Sam Sweeney. This really will be a one-off show and I hope you can make it!

Jools Holland Footage

21st January 2016

I'm very pleased to have finally gotten hold of the footage of my Later... With Jools Holland performance from back in 2012. Hope you enjoy the videos!


20th December 2015

As another year draws to a close I thought I'd chip in with something appropriate for the season, hope you enjoy this festive jingle I recorded for the Bright Young Folk December Sessions a while back. It's a version of an old folk carol Shepherds Arise. What an exciting year it's been. Mine and Jim Moray's new folk-rock READ MORE

False Lights @ Shrewsbury Folk Festival

2nd September 2015

Just home from an incredible weekend at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. I've played the festival several times as a solo artist but it was great to rock out with False Lights on the main stage this year. We were then lucky enough to get to back Richard Thompson for the Folk Slam. Trading solos with Richard on the medley from the Beatles' Abbey READ MORE

False Lights Debut Album: Salvor

9th December 2014

I'm really pleased to announce the really of False Lights' debut album Salvor, the culmination of a year or so's work from myself, Jim Moray and the band. Some of my favourite moments are 'The Wife Of Usher's Well', a track combining a tune from the American Sacred Harp hymnbook with a Scottish ballad, and 'The Indian's Petition', READ MORE

False Lights

1st April 2014

I'm really excited to announce the launch of my new band False Lights. This is a loud folk project I've been working on with Jim Moray over the past few months as we work towards our headline show at Folk East Festival on Sunday 17th August. For more details check out the website, and keep up to READ MORE

Pakistan Part Three: Show Time

26th January 2014

As Friday comes around it's finally time to start putting all this preparation into practice with our first concert. We're playing in the Crystal Ballroom in the Marriott Hotel, Karachi. As I arrive at the venue I'm confronted with the following scene: A pretty impressive-looking venue, and I'm a little jealous of those in the front row getting to READ MORE

Pakistan Part Two: Gora Munda

24th January 2014

Wednesday begins with another rehearsal with Sajid (sitar) and Haroon (tabla), we’re developing some more material for our concerts which take place on Friday and Saturday (click here for a live stream for the Saturday show). Inspired by the different raags (a raag is a little like a scale but not quite, see here) I’m hearing, I start READ MORE