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‘Raft’ the brand new album for 2014. New and original material strongly featuring 12 string guitars and including glissando. Available via this web site where sales support the artist direct.

Guest players include Guy Evans of Van Der Graaf Generator on drums and percussion - Rog Patterson on Chapman Stick, fretless bass and acoustic - Jo Lucy on violin - Oscar Morse on Sax - Jim Nield on electric guitar - Rob Phillips on fretless bass - Margaret MJ on piano - Dave Reeves on harmonicas – Oscar Morse on Sax. Original paintings Pete Loveday.

Atmospheric influences from the rugged North Cornish coastline and the story of 'Raft' - Some of these pieces were written, played and recorded simultaneously. All 'string' sounds are created by glissando.

Sleeve notes extract

‘… Earth is the raft that carries us all.

Rafts are fragile, not permanent, and held together with hopes and dreams.

So I set my sails well . . .

What say you my friend, let’s strike out for the ocean?’

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"Thereís a complexity to his approach, ferocity edged with a brittle beauty .. joy of living pervades .. often rainbow lit." - Mojo May 2014

"lyrical inspiration, daring instrumental tracks that shine. 8 out of 10" - Uncut Magazine

"entirely original acoustic folk sound, some of the best acoustic music in the UK" - Shindig! Magazine

"An undoubted musical maverick, there is something profoundly elemental about his music" - R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine

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