News


2019


A New Album

I have been working on a new album of piano based songs that should be available in the late spring. More to follow.



Upcoming Live Gigs 2019


Friday 15th March - Jurnet’s Bar, Norwich (with Mark Fletcher, Jez Salmon and Steve Bingham.


Sunday 17th March - Sue Marchent Show - Radio Cambridge 8.00pm


Saturday 18th May 2019 - The Curator - Stretham House Concerts, Ely

A lovely intimate venue. Most of the band played last year there with Judy Dyble.


Saturday 28th July - Ardley Parlour Concert Oxford - Judy Dyble and the Band of Perfect Strangers





2018


Earth is Sleeping- Judy Dyble.

A third studio album with Judy, produced by me and containing songs written by Judy with a number of people including myself. Featuring the Band of Perfect Strangers of course. Available for purchase here.




‘Where the Stars Will Give Way To The Morning’ - The Curator

A collection of 8 songs stretched over two sides of vinyl. It features contributions from Jez Salmon, Mark Fletcher, Steve Bingham, Laurie A’Court, Diana Hare, Lindsey Mackie, Ian Burrage and Pat Mastelotto.


Everyone has opinions on everything - here are mine...


Available on vinyl (with a CD included) or just a CD. Buy here




I was also very honoured to be featured on a piece with Tim Bowness that also featured Peter Hammill. It is called voiceloop five and is made up of a track that was built up with keyboards and things by me from an initial guitar part by Peter Hammill and then had vocals added by Tim.


https://timbowness.bandcamp.com/album/voiceloops-ep


2017


Judy Dybe and the band of Perfect Strangers will be appearing at the Cropredy Festival on Saturday 12th August 2017. This will be the first time that Judy will have appeared with her own band at the Fairport Convention Annual Festival.


We will also be playing the Water Margin in Greenwich on the 26th February 2017.


A new album from Tim Bowness, Lost in the Ghost Light to be released in 2017 features a reworking of a song that I co-wrote with Tim and Andy Butler some years ago. Information can be found here.


Film of the 2016 September Cambridge gig at St Barnabas Church can be viewed here. Four songs of mine are featured (starting about 20 minutes in after songs by Jeremy Harmer). Steve Bingham’s Ad-Hoc Strings plus the Band of Perfect Strangers can be heard in all their glory! Judy Dyble’s set from the same evening can be see here.


Two songs - Chloe and Winter Sun will be featured on my new album that will be released in 2017. A Judy Dyble album - the follow up to Flow and Change will also see the light of day in 2017.


Norwich Arts Centre - January 23rd 2016 1.00pm

I have been invited along to play by Philip Lewis (Bark Prelude) who writes and performs witty, crafted and smart songs. I will be playing a short set of songs with Jeremy Salmon, some old, some new, some possibly borrowed but definitely not blue.


New Live album from Judy Dyble

Judy Dyble and band captured live at the WM Jazz Club. Featuring songs from her two latest albums, Talking with Strangers and Flow and Change as well as sprinklings of her past. Produced and many songs co-written by the Curator the album continues on the upward path she has taken since her return to the limelight.


'Beautiful and needed now more than ever.' - Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror


'We're taken to another place entirely.' - Grant Moon, Prog


'An emotional resonance that lingers long after the last note lands on the ear.' - Lesley-Ann Jones


Available from the Cromerzone Amazon shop here and downloads available at iTunes



Film maker Franceso Paladino has created a haunting video for the song Wintersong written by Judy Dyble and myself. This song featured my first go at a tadpole and telegraph line arrangement (for cello and French horn). It turned out OK I would suggest... From Flow and Change. View the video here.



Flow and Change is now available on Vinyl - the way all music should be heard. A thing of beauty from Plane Groovy. Available for purchase here







More gigs in 2014 with Judy Dyble! (featuring Mark Fletcher, Jeremy Salmon, Phil Toms and Rachel Canning.)


Sunday 16th March 2.30pm at the WM Jazz Club at the 02 Tickets available here


5th April 2014 Farnsfield Acoustic, Nottingham. More information here


Saturday 12th July 2014 Norwich Arts Centre tickets available here. I will be playing an introductory set of my songs with the band before Judy joins us.




Flow and Change, Judy Dyble’s new album has been released by Gonzo Multimedia . It features songs co-written by Alistair Murphy with Judy Dyble as well as others co-written by Judy with Julianne Regan, Simon House and Dean Frances-Hawkesly and Andy Suttie. Produced by Alistair Murphy it features many of the usual suspects! Pat Mastelotto, Mark Fletcher, Jeremy Salmon, Steve Bingham and Phil Toms on the tadpole trail again. Available here


Listen to an edit of the track ‘The Sisterhood of Ruralistshere



New Video for First One Home

from Inside the Whale (and other songs).







Available now. The Curator Albums, Inside the Whale & Sometime Soon, Half Life albums, Walking Out To The Wall & Storm Damage plus Islands by Alistair Murphy and the two Terry Stamp collaborations all available at the Amazon Cromerzone Shop. All albums shipped directly from Cromerzone. Alternatively the same albums are also available from the very fine Burning Shed.


Now available: ‘Inside the Whale and Other Stories’ the follow up to ‘Sometime Soon’. It features Mark Fletcher, Diana Hare, Pat Mastelotto, Steve Bingham, Jeremy Salmon, Harry Fletcher, Phil Toms, the Ely Sinfonia and others. Having tasted the wonderful multiple violin overdubs of Steve Bingham on Sometime Soon I wanted more of these textures. Bored of shiny digital string samples almost as soon as I had first heard them in nineteen-eighty-sometime, I recently set out with Steve and string arranger Phil Toms on the road to orchestral heaven. With Phil slipping the tadpoles on the telegraph lines and he and Steve caught in huddles at the side of the road smirking over some obscure musical reference we went down the neglected pathway of rock orchestration. Standing on the shoulders of giants, Tony Visconti, Dee Palmer, Nicky Harrison, Mick Ronson and others, we strode on...(it was fun too). More details to follow very soon.