April 2014 news:
There’s been a fair bit of international travelling so far this year, but April is mainly about live performances in the UK. Lots of bass playing, including two dates with Blue Harlem: at the Bull’s Head in Barnes on the 13th, and at the Electric Palace in Harwich on the 17th; for the Ross on Wye Classical Music society I’m doing a talk on Bach cantatas on the 14th; and throughout the month I’m in the studio recording my arrangements for Jonathan Kydd’s Rudie Vees. Further ahead I’ll be leading lecture trips to three classical music festivals: Schwetzingen in May, and Aldeburgh and West Cork in June - do get in touch if you’d like more information.
I wrote this preview of Argentine singer Sofia Rei’s appearance at London’s excellent ReVoice festival curated by Georgia Mancio. She appears at Pizza Express, Dean Street on Thursday 17th October.