A new year and several new projects underway! I've recorded two
demos with The Megan Parry Band for submission
for the Cambridge
Band Competition next month, and remastered some a
capella tracks by Daniel
final touches have been added to Naomi
Randall's album (including some very groovy bongos
by Keith Railton), and the artwork is coming
along nicely. We're preparing to submit the final mixes for
mastering at the start of March. Once again, Dr. Eric James of Philosophers
Barn will be mastering the project.
snazzy new website is currently being assembled (with some help
from Tom Miller-Jones), so don't be surprised if things
look drastically different next time you drop by!
Finally, anyone still wanting a copy of the Big
G Studeos 2012 Sampler can email
me to get a free CD (while I have some left!), or download
The Big G
Studéos 2012 Sampler is now available!
See below for details, or click
here to and download the whole album, totally free!
The album was launched as a freebee at Christmas
Is A Time To Get Really Fucked!! XII, at which my old
In other news, I took part in a panel at my old
university regarding "professionals working within the
music industry" (read
more here), funded by the H.E.A.
It was a very informative day where I met lots of interesting
people, and indulged in a little nostalgia wondering around
Ellen Terry Studios. Thanks to Mark Thorley for organising it,
and keep watching Coventry
Vibrations for my continuing contributions.
As the Studéos quietens down over the holiday season
once again, all's that's left is to wish everyone the best for
Christmas and the New Year.
Watch this space for the imminent release of Naomi
Randall's long awaited album at the start of 2013...
||1 - Naomi Randall -
2 - Guy Dinwiddy - Dilly Dally
3 - Naomi Randall - Nottamun Town
4 - The Lightning Strikes
- The King Tut Strut
5 - Guy Dinwiddy - Mona
6 - Tom Fielder - D.E.V.
7 - Naomi Randall - St. John's Raga
8 - Guy Dinwiddy - Beer Jacket
All songs produced and arranged by
to get your free copy!
October - November 2012
The final touches are being added to Guy
Dinwiddy and Naomi
Randall's albums! They've each been almost a year in the
making (on and off), but are both very nearly complete.
Dinwiddy will launch his second album Haircut + Shave
on Sunday 9th December at The Devonshire Arms. The final mixes
are currently being completed in the Studéos, after which they
will be mastered at Philosophers
Barn by Eric James. Needless to say, I'm looking
forward to hearing the finished results immensely!
is currently chasing up some label interest in search of funding
to get the album mastered and physically produced. I've set up a
promo page featuring some rough mixes here: www.tomgaskell.co.uk/naomirandall
Next month will see another festive Studéos Recording
Artists Gig (or just the annual tradition of "Christmas
Is A Time To Get Really Fucked") take place at The
Watch this space for details soon to be announced!
It's been a summer of working hard and playing hard.
Attending various festivals and gigs combined with more and more
shifts from both day jobs has left me with less time to focus on Studéos
work. However, both Guy
Dinwiddy and Naomi
Randall's albums continue to progress very nicely, and will
ideally both be finished within the year.
Naomi and I are very excited to be supporting British folk
Williamson (of the Incredible String Band) on
Thursday 11th October.
Check out Green
Mind Gigs for more details and advanced tickets.
A musical saw, as well as lots of new percussion-based odds and
ends have been added to the Studéos' arsenal of sound, as well
as a very tasty Fender Jazz bass guitar and a rather gigantic
Markbass bass amp!
I've also been recording with none other than flautist Jo Morris
and cigar-box guitarist Car Sick Stace on a couple of songs.
As the days start to get shorter and colder, hopefully less
distractions will provoke a more productive few months!
April - May 2012
The last several weeks have seen me frantically editing,
mixing, overdubbing, and generally trying to clear my
substantial in-tray of material from Naomi
Randall and Guy
Dinwiddy, all of which is sounding great! Even if it is
taking a while to get through...
When we can both find a spare moment, "in-house"
writer and musician Tom Fielder and I have been continuing to
demo each other songs and write together.
I'm due to be accompanying Naomi at her Strawberry
Fair appearance next month, so a great deal of sitar
re-stringing, re-fretting and practise has been underway!
Finally, some fantastic photos from DAFM's
gig with The
Apples last month can be seen below, courtesy of (and ©)
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