Tuesday, 21 December 2010

christmas and exciting new things.

Well its been bloody freezing!I can remember wishing for snow constantly as a kid and now! it decides snow....a lot.
Christmas has been busy at the craft centre and writing new tracks with Sinead for the album has been going well so its all been pretty hectic. People are already asking when the album will be done and we've not even started...i have no answers but we're thinking probably late next year which seems far too long a wait for me but im sure the time will soon dissapear.
Micheal Ainsworth is now our agent and has been busy creating the new site to help promote us: www.returnagency.co.uk (If you'd like to have a nosey)

Hope everyone has a great christmas and manages to get home in the snow :)


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

New song and gig on saturday

We've been getting really busy with writing new stuff recently...ive been stressing because we couldnt pin a track down but last night! i wrote something i think im actually pleased with...(doesn't happen often) and we've got our last gig for a while on saturday 27th November(this sat) at Manchesters Craft and Design Centre www.craftanddesign.com for a festive day with mulled wine and a choir after us at 2.30pm. Im looking forward to it! Its going to be the last gig for a while so we can concentrate on the new tracks and recording.
Oh and if you missed the first part of the 'we are willow' project you can keep updated here, im part 1. :)
http://www.wearewillow.com and

Saturday, 30 October 2010


We've got a new recording up on our myspace that Seadna McPhail recorded for us,
we're both really excited because he's going to be recording our album :)
have a listen and let us know what you think.


El Campeo birthday gig

It was a bit of a shock to be handed this paper just before i played a solo gig at halifax's El campeo's 4th birthday gig.
Sinead had really hurt her neck so she couldn't play...eeek! we were billed as "the best to ever act play El Campeo"

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

We Are Willow


The music project I've been working with Christopher butler from Butler-williams
called 'We Are Willow' (which is the name of the label we're both on) is now coming to a head :).

We've been touring the project in Toronto and Montreal and now its time to gig it here and release it.

The video should be done in two weeks when the Cd will be available to buy online here:


All the artwork for the cd sleeve was done by Darren Newman who is also the face behind the label and Simon Pantling did the photography.

hope you like it.


Saturday, 15 May 2010


right...after having an amazing time in Canada and new york for the past 3 weeks its back to reality and back to concentrating on some illustrative stuff...

i collected plenty of fun new ideas on my travels and i'd promised myself that id make sure that i started selling my stuff on etsy when i got back and that's just what i've done.



Monday, 22 March 2010

Live music video.


This is a live music video me and Sinead did back in august above brannigans, it took a bit of persuasion to let us up there but you should watch the video just to see how amazing it is as a building...its an old monastery and it was one of the venues that featured on most haunted...scary....i'm not very good with things like that either...

Some of my pictures.

Just in case you've never seen any of my pictures before these are a few of my favourites...

The Craft and Design Centre

Hello, i just wanted to show you these photo's liz took of our studio at the Craft and Design centre in the northern quarter,
We made our sign a few weeks ago which was the finishing touch to our new studio (we moved from next door)
My favorite challenge was putting up the rather expensive but amazing wallpaper that i ordered off the internet...bit of a challenge for me and Liz as neither of us had ever put wallpaper up before...quite funny.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

We are willow

Me and Christopher Butler from Butler-Williams have started a project that we're touring in Canada on the 12th April for three weeks...really looking forward to it..heres a quick few photos that the lovely Will Grundy took.

We started the project as we are both on the same record label 'We Are Willow' which is run by Daren Newman with a helping hand from his lovely missus Kate Tucker and its part of a series of projects that Christopher and Darren are working on together collaborating with different artists and musicians.

play a game

I really like our latest ep cd case...bit sad really cos i'm obviously going to love it...i made it. i just wanted to put it up to make my blog look a bit like me.
Hope you like it, its called play a game and its available to buy at piccadilly records.

you can have a listen and a look on out myspace

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

first post

My first blog, this is weird.

Today i have been thinking about what i am going to do for the stall at this:

Venture Arts: Hulme Is Where The Art Is
A community arts event to celebrate the artistic talent in Hulme.
Art & Craft Fair, Performances and Art Workshops
20th March 1pm to 6pm at 43 Old Birley Street, Hulme

Its on Saturday and i've never really done one before so hopefully it should go well....

anyway, got to go! as soon as i finish work at the whitworth i'm off to Ben McGarvey's house to finish off mine and chris's recording.