The trailer below features music by me but the film itself is one which which everyone should see. In the media The Dalai Lama has been largely portrayed as a political leader concerned with the issue of Tibet, however, he also commands respect as one of the great philosophers and religious leaders of the 21st [...]read more
AJ & The Wires have been quiet of late. Not least because we have enjoyed a double run as the band for the incredibly successful sell out show ‘This House’ at the National Theatre. The experience itself has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. It was my first foray into the world [...]read more
A Minor Factotum is the home of the creative musings of the incredibly talented Nick Jobbings. Aside from the fact that he is an old school friend his art holds a special place in my heart, not least because he has provided the artwork for all of my musical releases. He has always amazed me [...]read more
On Saturday 17th of January… we lived the dream. In light of the success of ‘This House,’ (a new play by writer James Graham) at the National Theatre, the company had a party. All the cast and crew were there and a few of them got up to have a jam with Acoustic Jim and [...]read more
Oooh la la, it’s been a long time since my last post. I’ve been slack… but incredibly busy. So as well as working on the music for several TV shows I have landed the role of Musical Director for an new play – This House – at the National Theatre – http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/this-house. It’s all happened [...]read more
So here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s the second installment of the Bathroom Sessions. It’s worth stressing that everything you see is performed live using a loop pedal. Time is taken from the debut album ‘Hanging Up My Cape.’ Click here to watch the incredible animated music video Have a [...]read more
Live acoustic music from my toilet! YouTube is king and certainly in terms of music, it is the place that the vast majority of people go to consume. Just have a look at the 2010 Music Website Heat Map. So, I thought it was about time that I started getting more of my music on [...]read more
When looking to do a music video I used a company called Radar Music Video. I posted my budget and brief and got budding video directors contacting me with ideas. I ultimately chose Chob Animation who presented me with an incredible animated idea for the track ‘Time.’ The result is below The theme is based [...]read more
It’s landed! My debut album is now available! Self-released, self-produced and self-funded! After months of hard work and a very steep learning curve in producing an album the fruits of my labour are now available for one and all! Please have a listen and enjoy! please also drop me line on Facebook and let me [...]read more
So it’s now official! The release of my debut album is the 12th August. It will go on pre release on the 5th August and if you are lucky enough to see me live between 5th and 12th you will be able to get a physical copy! The album will be launched at the same [...]read more
Written on October 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm | No Comments |
It’s been several months in the making, but Unsafe Sex in the City II aired this week on BBC3. Produced by the telented Emily Clerc and with the excellent lead editor Leon Stuparich, the series shadows sexual health clinics in Leeds and Exeter and looks to inform people of the realities of unprotected sex and the risk of STIs.
According to The Times it’s “This is public service broadcasting of a high order,” and “informed, funny, well-made and immensely watchable.”
I provided some of the music for this including themes for Exeter and Leeds and the title sequence.
If you like to watch it you can here: Unsafe Sex in the City – BBC iPlayer
Written on June 17, 2013 at 1:48 pm | No Comments |
Marketing agencies have a habit of useing kooky acoustic tracks to entice us and fairytale is along those lines. Strumming ukeleles, double bass, bits of flute and fiddle… I could start a mumford band.
Lyrically it’s a love story set in the deep recesses of a childlike imagination. This is a co-write with Chris Price of Unthanks and Broken Joker fame. Lizzie Hibbert provided BVs
Written on June 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm | No Comments |
The trailer below features music by me but the film itself is one which which everyone should see.
In the media The Dalai Lama has been largely portrayed as a political leader concerned with the issue of Tibet, however, he also commands respect as one of the great philosophers and religious leaders of the 21st Century: a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a figurehead who propelled Buddhism onto the Western stage.
The film is incredibly moving and shows that the Dalai Lama has a presence and aura beyond that afforded by his fame. The fundamental principles of Buddhism are beautiful in their simplicity and if adopted gloabally, the world would certainly be a better place.
to buy the film click here