live at leedsIā€™m a looping guitarist living in Sheffield, England. I have been performing for 45 years in a variety of professional bands and latterly, as a solo artist / collaborator.

Repetition and Intuition are the key factors behind my music, which places dynamics & timbre high up the list. I see the guitar as an organic sound source that uses looping technology and laptop treatment to build moods & soundscapes. My pieces are born, evolve and die away.

Forthcoming gigs:
September 22nd Church of Sound with Lost Garden
September 29th 3 Cranes supporting Howlaround

3 Cranes – entire set

From a gig supporting the amazing Howlaround. I usually just post 5 minute live snippets, but I felt this performance hung together quite well, so I’m sharing it and we’ll see if anyone actually gets to the end šŸ˜‰

The 3 Cranes is a superb pub, offering live music. – please give them your support….

Lee Rosy’s Tea Party

LG played a gig in Nottingham last night, at Lee Rosy’s Tea emporium, home of the wonderful Church of Sound events curated by Jez Creek. Listening back to the audio, as ever, I realise that it was probably more successful than I thought at the time – when you’re “in the moment”, juggling patches, loops & FX, it’s hard to be objective! We need to work on endings as well šŸ˜‰

Here’s some photos from Anthony Bloxham (the pro ones!) and Jez.

Over The Top!

Every two years or so, our friend Chris Meloche pays a visit to Blighty. He stays with my brother and we try to organise live work for him. This year, we played a gig at Notes & Sounds / Over The Top in Nether Edge, plus a private show at my brother’s house. Here is a video & are some shots (mostly by Jan Todd) of the OTT show, where the line-up was:

Despite a relatively large line-up, considerable restraint was on show, although probably not enough for Chris’ minimalist tastes!

Chris Meloche – guitar, electronics
Nick Robinson – guitar, electronics
Martin Archer – laptop
Chris Bywater – laptop
Herve Perez – laptop
Mick Beck – bassoon
Walt Shaw – percussion