Bones From My Back

I am very proud to announce that my first ever solo album is soon to be released.  Although I write soundtracks and other music to commission, and do a lot of songwriting with various bands and other projects with which I am involved, I have never put myself out there as a solo artist, and hadn’t ever expected to be releasing a record under my own name – however, over the past year, the album has unexpectedly come together in a way I never could have imagined, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.

The title of the album is Bones From My Back, and it will feature sixteen original songs, with contributions from a few of the fantastic musicians I have been lucky enough to work with in the past.  All the tracks have been recorded and produced in my studio.

I shall keep you up-to-date with more details of the release in the coming weeks.

Bones From My Back artwork
Artwork by Luke Fairhead

Jamie Roe Band at Carlfest 2014

A few photographs from the Jamie Roe Band set at Carlfest 2014 in Lowestoft, kindly provided by Patrick Thurston of Inallhonesty Media.

Sistema In Norwich at Sandringham

On Wednesday 30th July, the Sistema In Norwich Martineau Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the Royal Sandringham Estate in front of HRH The Prince Of Wales, Prince Charles, as part of the 133rd Sandringham Flower Show.  The Martineau Chamber Orchestra will perform a specially-written new piece of music for the Prince Of Wales as part of a brand new tropically-designed garden, as well as various other favourite pieces of repertoire.

Sochi 2014 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

I am proud to have been asked to compose and produce part of the soundtrack to a new original play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  A FullFuse Theatre productionSochi 2014 deals with Russian cultural and political attitudes towards gay rights through the prism of the recent Winter Olympics in Russia, and will feature clips of my music during several scenes.

The play runs from 1st – 10th August and from 12 – 21st August at 12:50pm each day at Bunker One of the Pleasance Courtyard in the centre of Edinburgh.  Tickets can be purchased from the official Edinburgh Fringe Festival Box Office website.

Jamie Roe Band

A few pictures from the first couple of months with the new Jamie Roe Band line-up, recording some tracks and playing our first live show at The Rivergarden:

Catch us live next at Carlfest, Lowestoft (23rd August) and Ferryfest, Reedham (14th September).

Carrera “Tunkan Ingan” snare drum

A couple of pictures of my prototype steambent snare drum in birdseye maple – known as “the Tunkan Ingan” – from Carrera.  One of the best drums I’ve ever owned!

Songwriting with Jimmy Roe

Taking advantage of this gorgeous weather to do some al fresco songwriting with Jimmy Roe.

Still from Electronic Boy music video

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Guitar George at Westfield Presents