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RED ALERT - NEW DIRECTIONS

Red Alert is my new trio and new album.

This is a completely new direction for the trio; contemporary jazz with cool grooves, interesting time scapes, funky synths and a cinematic texture. Alongside me, I have the powerhouse of Jack Pollitt on drums, founder member of the popular Brit-Soul band Mamas Gun and on bass, Tom Mason, an extraordinary musician whose live work includes, Lizz Wright and Robert Mitchell.

The great news is that Dot Time records have just agreed to license the album, which means that once completed we will have access to the distribution and marketing channels of this well respected Jazz and World music label.

I have spent the last fifteen years working as a performer, composer, arranger and producer. Career highlights include touring with Oasis and performing with British cult musician Robert Wyatt.

I have produced eight albums to date, The Live Smoke Sessions with Lea DeLaria that reached the Grammy ballot and my second trio album,Alien Left Hand, that was nominated for a parliamentary jazz award in the best CD category.







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SPONSORSHIP

Sponsor your way into our good books. Get this exclusive reward and we'll work together to integrate your brand or product into our promotional work so it's seen by all my supporters. You will get a platform on the crowdfunding page, across social media and at Red Alert events. I am happy todiscuss any other ideas you have to maximise exposure too, just send an email.






 

Use of funds

Funds raised will go towards the creative development of Red Alert - rehearsals, recording and post-production of the album. Every bit counts so whether you donate £1 or £100 we will be a step nearer to our goal. If you can't help financially then please share the video via personal email, facebook, twitter etc.

 

 

Hurdles & Hopes

The hope is that Red Alert will be recognised for its excellent musicianship and exciting live performances, bringing contemporary jazz to a wider and more diverse audience.

The finished CD will be available in October followed by  an album launch and European tour.

Please sign up to the Red Alert mailing list here and receive regular progress updates.

 

Updates

4 months ago

Woo Hoo - We did it!!

Here's an interview I did on London Live with Anthony Baxter yesterday about Red Alert.



4 months ago

Week 3 - Red Alert Live

Here s a taste of things to come...one of the new Red Alert Tunes - Cat and Mouse filmed live at the Launch event last week.If you didn't make it, don't worry you can catch us at the

Scarborough Jazz Festival Sept 23rd.

Hideaway Nov 13th check out the Exclusive for VIP tickets.
 


4 months ago

ANOTHER BRILLIANT WEEK



Well thank you everybody, as you can see I couldn't be happier. We reached 80% today with two weeks left to go.

It's been all go here at Camp Red Alert, I've been making videos inspired by your Song Title choices (they are all up on my facebook page)  and planning the recording schedule for later on in the year. If you didn't make it to the Launch event don't worry you can get tickets for my London Jazz Festival gig at Hideaway right here.

Just click on the Exclusive and help boost the Campaign in the process.

4 months ago

RED ALERT CROWDFUNDING EVENT- HUGE SUCCESS



We had 50 + people at the Red Alert launch at Freedom Bar in Soho. What a great space and the flowing Prosecco certainly made the evening go with a swing.

RED ALERT played a 30 minute set and then everyone got behind the Crowdfunding Campaign. We reached a massive 67% by the end of the night.

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE!!

There's still some way to go so if you haven't signed up yet please take a look at the fantastic exclusives..


4 months ago

Day 11 - Flying Start

Well, as you can imagine it's been pretty full on in the last 11 days. But what a fantastic start. We hit the 30% mark at the end of week one which was the plan. I'm gearing up  for tomorrow night's Crowdfunding Launch Event in London. There are still some tickets so click no 3 in the Exclusive List if you want to come.  Here's a sneaky look at Thursday's rehearsal...New Tune in progress - Altered Reality

Note to self, must work on my camera angles ;)


5 months ago

Day 3 - Tuned in

Thanks everyone, great week so far!! One Exclusive reward that I want to flag up is the Red Alert Talent show. This is a great opportunity for singers and musicians to perform with an all star band in front of a live audience at Hideaway in London.  Each contestant will get a video of their performance which is a great promotional tool and 1st prize is a guest slot at a show I am producing.



5 months ago

Day 2 - All Systems Go

Another cracking day at Camp Red Alert!! The phone hasn't stopped binging and bonging with all the retweeting, liking and Exclusive purchases. So thank you very much!!

Here's a picture of Jack Pollitt - master drummer at a recent gig, we've been working on the new material and gradually working it in on gigs, before we head into the studio in May.

Stay tuned....




5 months ago

Day 1 - We're up and running!

Woo hoo! Big thank you to my first two funders who started the Campaign off with a bang!! You know who you're are.