Swansea Jazz Festival is back on the waterfront
Funk / Jazz / Music / Soul / Wales

Swansea Jazz Festival is back on the waterfront

The much-missed Swansea International Jazz Festival is back this summer. The city’s celebration of jazz has had two years off because of the pandemic, and had already switched to a more low-key autumn event because of budget uncertainties in 2019. But now, thanks to a partnership between the city council and Swansea Jazz Club, it’s … Continue reading

Best gigs, playing on a no 1 hit, and those suits – catching up with Anthony Strong
Jazz / Music / Pop / Songwriting / Writing

Best gigs, playing on a no 1 hit, and those suits – catching up with Anthony Strong

I first came across super-talented jazz singer and pianist Anthony Strong at the 2013 Brecon Jazz Festival. I loved the performance, describing it as “as sharp as his suit”, and since then we’ve kept in touch on social media. If you’re not familiar with Anthony’s work, you can check his website here. But I wanted … Continue reading

Short films project finds success in competitions
Comedy / Film / Horror / Music / Romance / Science fiction / Writing

Short films project finds success in competitions

A series of short screenplays, known as The Annalium Project (featured in this blog earlier this year), has been finding success in international competitions.  The project’s creator (my pal) Robert Lancey had been hoping to have started filming the first film ‘Sssss’ by now, but the continuing COVID-19 pandemic has kept that on hold until … Continue reading

Inventive touches for a new video on the ‘Magic’ of love
Film / Lyrics / Music / R&B / Songwriting / Soul

Inventive touches for a new video on the ‘Magic’ of love

The latest R&B video from my transatlantic friends and near-namesakes at True Weltch Media was recently released (or ‘dropped’ as I need to start saying). Magic is a romantic song, featuring a trio of New Jersey artists – two of whom I’ve featured before, Jo Rivers and Mytus, along with Raq, all from the city … Continue reading