About Me

Based in Prague, I am an English singer, song-writer, writer and teacher with a particular passion for acoustic/jazz music. I work as a soloist and also with a band: Ondrej Hlavsa (drums), Ondrej Malina (guitar) and Jakub Antl (bass). I also partnered with composer Daniel Kyzlink (as lyricist) for a work called The Rock Mass which was recently performed with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra.
I love songs which have poetic and evocative lyrics, but for me, music has to groove as well - it has to move you in some way.
There are links here to some of the other projects I'm involved with, but the main purpose of this site is to encourage you to contact me and book me (or me + band) for a gig or workshop/seminar. Hope to hear from you, and thanks so much for visiting.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

The Rock Mass CD released

On Friday in Karlovy Vary we had the official ceremony to launch The Rock Mass CD. This was in the town theatre and was part of the programme launching the new spa season in the city. I would like to express my thanks to conductor Martin Lebel and to the Director of the KSO, Šimon Kaňka: without the support of these two 'champions' the CD would not have seen the light of day. Thanks also to the many sponsors in Karlovy Vary and beyond. You can hear excerpts from the recording on The Rock Mass website, and eventually the CD will be available online through iTunes, and for physical sales.
This first version of the CD has all the info in both Czech and English, but does not have the lyrics included. We are currently working on an international 'deluxe' version which will be in English only, and will include a 60-page book of lyrics and other info. We hope this will be available in a month or two.
If you like this project, Dan and I would really appreciate your help with promotion: please 'like' our Facebook page, and buy some for your mother's birthday.

By the way - the new Prague band sounds great! We just got the live recording mixes done from the last gig, and, though I say it myself, it does sound really good. Great grooves, great feel. Will post a video on youtube soon. Peace.