Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Synthfonia Cymru

Super psyched to have been involved in both the organisation and performance of 'Synthfonia Cymru'  at Chapter Arts with Sweet Baboo, for this years From Now On Festival. Brought to you by the wonderful people at Shape Records. So many synths! Come one come all...and all on Valentines Day.


Monday, February 1, 2016

Sweet Baboo 'Dennis' Tour

Just about to head off on tour again with Sweet Baboo. This time it's the Dennis EP Tour.
Here's a link to the EP release, and the Xmas song we made entitled Don't Be Alone (This Christmas). Very Seasonal! 



2nd Feb – The Musician, Leicester
3rd Feb – Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
4th Feb – Moth Club, London
5th Feb – Night and Day Café, Manchester
6th Feb – Picture House Special, Sheffield
7th Feb – The Fulford Arms, York
12th Feb – Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda
13th Feb – Moles Club, Bath

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Zervas & Pepper live in session for Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music

Off to BBC Broadcasting House for a Live radio session with Zervas & Pepper for Tom Robinson's 6 music show. More info here....

Friday, June 5, 2015

Zervas & Pepper Lunar Festival

Had a great time performing at Lunar Festival with Zervas and Pepper. 
Great to see some amazing music also. Brilliant stuff from Italian Giallo Horrow maestros Goblin and excellent headliners Tinariwen.
Here's a nice write-up of the first day of the festival. 
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk -1st Night Lunar Festival Review

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mzansi Cymru Torchbearers Tour

Just got back from Cape Town South Africa, working on the Torchbearers show through late October and early November. What an amazing place - beautiful, glorious sunshine and working with Capetownian music legends Amampondo along with Claude Deppa, Jason Yarde, Paula Gardiner, Aidan Thorne and Jon Reynolds. Here we are in the township of Langa with Amampondo.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tryfan Trio - Wed 26th Sep


New jazz sounds infused with dark minimalism and electronica.

Paul Jones – Piano / Electronics
Mark O’Connor – Drums
Aidan Thorne – Bass

Wednesday 26th September @Dempseys Jazz, Cardiff
15 Castle Street
CF10 1BS

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

M.A.P Trios - New Videos

Uploaded several videos of the new M.A.P Trios project - new and personal (i.e idiosyncratic) interpretations of pop songs. Most of the songs are currently drawn from the 1980's onwards, my criteria for picking these songs was largely impulsive, based on melodies that seem to bob up in my head from time to time, I'm collecting them in a playlist as I hear them.
This gig was recorded at Dempseys Jazz Club in Cardiff May 8th 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Scott Hamilton Quartet - at Cafe Jazz April 5th

Got this gig coming up, should be fun. I've never played with Scott before (esp as he lives in Italy!), but he looks like a pretty laid back sort of guy and he's got that classic Tenor tone which I love, so I'm looking forward to it.

Here's the details below……..

The concert represents a partnership between Jazz4Jed, Cardiff Jazz and Café Jazz Big name swing sax player and Brecon favourite Scott Hamilton will fly in from Italy to make a rare Welsh appearance at Café Jazz to launch the 2012 bursary of £1,000 in memory of Jed Williams, the artistic director of Brecon Jazz from its origins in 1984 to his untimely death in 2003. The Jazz4Jed charity administers the bursary. The gig will be a fundraiser for the 2012 bursary to help jazz talent in Wales - a cause that was always close to Jed’s heart.

He'll be backed by three leading figures of the Welsh jazz scene - Paula Gardiner on bass, Paul Jones on piano and Mark O'Connor on drums.
Promoter and Jazz4Jed founder Geoff Amos said: "Scott Hamilton is a big name for this intimate setting, and he jumped at the chance to honour Jed Williams who he worked with many times in the heyday of Brecon Jazz. 
ADMISSION: £10.00/ £8.00 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dots.filmband - Chrysalis to Moth

From the Dots.filmband Tour in Autumn 2011, this video shows us performing to 'Chrysalis to Moth' - a short film by Virginia Head, and one of two films by her that we featured in the tour. The score for this film was unique in relation to the other film's scored for the project, as it was created by consolidating ideas created through improvised passes to the film. Each performer is mirroring different durations and events present on screen, particularly in the sections where the sketches are drawn.

Performed at Chapter Arts Centre as part of the SWN Festival 2011.
Musicians are:-
Tim Tate - Guitar/ Loops
Tina Hitchens - Keyboards/Flute
Paul Jones - Keyboards/Drones

dots. filmband play to Chrysalis to Moth by Virginia Head from Benjamin Arthur Owen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White Beat

Just finished working on the live soundtrack for Ben Owen's film 'White Beat'.
Performed live at Bath Spa University, the film involves Bristol and it's City Museum.
The man on the bike is played by Ben Trinkle.
The soundtrack featured here was created from three different improvised live passes.

Musicians were - Matthew Lovett- Tina Hitchens and Paul Jones