Album review: The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome

The Stones aren’t just covering these songs; they’re reliving them, getting fuelled by them and translating them into their language.

A night in a jazz club in Rome, Italy 

There’s a sort of electricity in the air. A sense of anticipation. Something is due to happen. That’s the feeling I got when I first walked into Gregory’s – a darkly lit jazz club hidden away down a thin road between the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy. Dominating the room is…

Video: Me singing and playing guitar in slow motion is terrifying!

With too much time on my hands and the lovely lady in my life at work, it isn’t long before an acoustic guitar gets pulled out… I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a video review of my Alvarez Limited Edition Grateful Dead acoustic (great, great guitar both visually and tonally) and then I…

Trying to get myself some peace: A brief trip to Amsterdam

In the last two weeks, I’ve been on five planes and visited three countries – two of which I’d never been to before (the other was Paris). While I would love to live such a prolific jetsetting life on my own dime and time, these three trips were made for business. But that doesn’t in any way detract from the wonder of exploring new cultures.