Just got back from a wonderful tour in England with guitar player Stuart McCallum and his band.
Stuart McCallum‘s music has always thrived in that beautiful space where genres blur. With a wide range of influences from Machinedrum, Lau and Martin Simpson to Debussy, Taylor McFerrin and Burial, it’s not difficult to see how this has come about. His 2011 Naim debut, Distilled, was a series of beautiful instrumental soundscapes and glorious melodies that owed as much to dance music as it did to jazz. Since then he has been busy with a wide range of other projects, including several collaborations with British artist Linder, scoring music for the Northern Ballet and working in an acoustic duo setting with Mike Walker.
Stuart has a wealth of experience in many different musical environments and genres. He performed with the Cinematic Orchestra between 2004 and 2012, and was featured on and contributed to the writing of the band’s critically acclaimed albums, ‘Ma Fleur’ and...
I'm looking forward to be joining Gideon van Gelder's band at the brand new Transition Festival, at Tivoli Utrecht, coming Saturday! The festival line-up is pretty unbelievable: http://www.transitionfestival.nl
We played a livesession for Radio Rijnmond yesterday and here's a video of Whimsical, live with the band! Thanks to guitarist Gijs for filming in between playing the guitar and editing afterwards! Share away xx