I’m a UK based guitar player and over the years I have recorded/played in a wide range of styles from Pop/Funk/Jazz to Prog Rock/Dance/Folk. People I’ve worked with on gigs/TV/writing and recordings include: Howard Jones, Fish, Ute Lemper, The Freemasons, Phats and Small, Derek B, The Lighthouse Family, Gota Yashiki, Eric Stewart, Peter Collins, Dave Stewart, Lifesigns, Nena, Tracey Ullman, Julie Zenatti, Pilot, The Young Ones (BBC), Chris Kimsey, John Otway, Sugababes, David McAlmont/Guy Davies (Fingersnap), Pam Sheyne, Calum Malcolm, Roger Daltrey, Nigel Pegrum, Steve Forward, Dawn French (Ch4) and many more as well as library music albums. TV documentaries include BBC ‘Wildlife on One’ episodes with composer Stephen Faux, Discovery Channel and I’ve worked on several film scores with DJs Andy Hunter/Robbie Bronnimann. In between sessions/albums, there’s been countless gigs/festivals/tours around the world mainly with Fish and Howard Jones. I’ve got to play some amazing venues, worked with great artists/musicians/bands, met some wonderful people and made many friends along the way. Occasionally I record under the name ‘the itch’.
I mainly use Logic and Ableton for writing and recording combined with a mixture of analogue and software amps/pedals/keyboard’s/etc. I’m always up for a project or session so get in touch.
When not working as a musician, you will often find me wandering around with a Fuji camera taking street pics.
GEAR FOR TOURING AND RECORDING
Takemine Nylon electro acoustic:Takemine 12 string electro acoustic:Lovely old Guild acoustic LR Baggs M1:Active Taylor electro acoustic:Les Paul standard:1989 Squire Telcaster:Fender Strat:Original Tokai Strat:Fender acoustasonic:Phew Telecaster:Ibanez TV650:Epiphone Casino:Reverend Double Agent:Hulla electric mandoline:Gibson Melody Maker:Elixer Strings:Ernie Ball Strings:Dunlop Strings
FX and Amps
Bogner Goldfinger 45;VHT 45 Pittbull ( Original )
Marshall DSL40c:Laney Lionheart L5 Studio Head; 4×12 Cabs Various
Strymon:Xotic:Ibanez:Disaster Area:Gigrig:Dunlop:Fulltone:Chase Bliss Audio:MXR:Eventide:Ebow:Tech 21:Mission Engineering:Line 6:TC Electronic:Ernie Ball:Seymour Duncan
LogicPro:Ableton:Macintosh:Apogee:UAD:Native Instruments:Euphonix:Yamaha P250:Arturia:Synthology:Focusrite:SE Mics:Novation:Nektar:Waldorf:Audio Damage:Steven Slate:Fab Filter:Soundtoys
Some tracks from ‘Present’ by my alter ego ‘the itch’ New album being worked on.
Stuff and Nonsense
Amazing singing and energy from the audience last night. The Paramount, NY always has such great vibes.
Splendid audience last night at the Sony Hall, New York. Great vibe and energy. Pic by Joe Bull
After all these years of coming to New York this skyline never ceases to amaze me. It’s a constant and evolving thing. This is taken looking across the Hudson on the Jersey side from the Sheraton in Weehawken.
Last nights gig at the Wall St Theater in Norwalk, CT was a groove thing. Thank you for being such a great audience. #howardjonesacoustictrio Pic by @joebull_guitar
Day 4 was off…
Brave valentines audience on such a cold Monday last night who seemed to really enjoy the gig. Boston City Winery with the Howard Jones acoustic trio. Joe Bull pic.
Tonight’s gig is mainly in a round.. always slightly tricky.
Shoeshine the theatre hound seemed to enjoy the soundcheck in the afternoon. Pic sent by the excellent Jeremy Morrison. Thought the gig went really well.. great banter from Howard.
Day 1… frozen creek in Ithaca
1st day back for the gallery. Precautions have been put in place for everybody’s protection & Mel has done a great job changing it around. It’s different of course but still looks amazing inside the shop. Good luck to all the retailers up & down the country… it’s not going to be easy for many, but fingers crossed, it’s a step in the right direction. #shoplocal
It’s a big place this America… thanks San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Tulsa, Denver, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dubuque, Chicago… cracking shows on the Howard Jones acoustic trio tour… couple of days travel in between through places new to me. It’s a blast. — view on Instagram http://bit.ly/39AZotf