Rob Hughes Quartet @ The Old Barge - Thurs 26th May

As you can see I had a great time playing a straight ahead gig again. I've been performing a lot of fusion recently which is cool but I have missed the open style of tunes like Dolphin Dance where it's possible to stretch out exploring a beautiful arrangement of chords. Playing this kind of jazz is like speaking a language, if everyone in the group knows the language the music can be so exciting. This is not one of my best videos visually, in fact I think at one point I am just staring at the camera unaware it's pointing in the wrong direction, but I have put it onto this page as I think we all performed the tune well. The musicians were Steve Creese - Drums ,Gavin Scott - Bass and Rick Laughln - Keys.


A clip of the London Experiment on Saturday 14th May. The last gig at the Posk was eventful for the wrong reasons but this gig turned out to be fab!

  • Henry Collins - Trumpet
  • Chris Webb - Bass
  • Rob Hughes - Sax
  • Rick Laughlin - Keys
  • Dexter Hercules - Drums
  • Ed Riches - Guitar

The Paul Carmichael Band

I had a great time on Friday play with the Paul Carmichael band. The music is hard to play but worth it as I think the band sounded great considering it was our first show. Anyway my next gig with these guys is on Monday 23rd May at the 606 which is the night Paul's album is released. You can find out more about Paul and his new album at

Fruit Loop

I thought I'd share a short video with you of me messing about with some flute looping ideas. Hope you enjoy.

We're all in it together?

I was asked to go on a recent trade union march with some friends to add music to the singing. It was a strange event for me as I arrived not really agreeing with the march. Cuts have to be made in this country and many others to protect our futures. Along the march a trumpet player joined in with us. He told us he was a music teacher in Rugby, and that most government instrument music teaching is to be cut in Rugby. The organization I was marching with were protesting against legal aid being cut. That evening I went to a friends birthday party where I spoke to someone who would not be touched by the cuts. He was middle class and wealthy and did not understand why anyone would disagree with cuts. I've come to the conclusion that we should all protest against the way this world is set up. The wealthy stay rich and as each country has to pay it's debts back the poor get poorer.

TLE @ 606

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TLE @ Boaters


Unplugged @ The Elgin -The London Experiment


I had a great unplugged night jamming with Randolph Matthews and the London Experiment please check him out at he is truly a fantastic artist. The night was held at the Elgin in Notting Hill which was hosted by Missbee check her out at The line up for the band was Rick Laughlin - Keys Chris Webb - Bass Ed Richies - Guitar Graeme Flowers- Trumpet Joao Caetano - Percussion If you made it down earlier you also got to hear hear Femi Temowo and Randolph Matthews play their own sets for free!

The London Experiment live at the Crypt

You are listening to 'The London Experiment' live @ The Crypt in London on Wednseday 2nd March. Henry Collins on Trumpet, Ed Riches on Guitar, Chris Webb on Bass, Francesco Mendolia on Drums, Rob Hughes on Sax and Rick Laughlin on Keys. It was a fun evening although after Matt and Phreds noisey crowd the reserved London audience reminded me of how tricky performing concerts in the capital can be!

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