I'm very pleased to announce I'll be recording my first proper solo album at Tilehouse Studios in January with a group of some of the best session musicians in the country.
Here's a little sample of what we've done already (this one recorded at Bowerman Studios) and yes, it contains real harp, violin and cello.
There are live videos for 'Fever' and 'Travelling Man' both of which will appear on the album if you fancy other, very different tasters!
You can still currently download my acoustic album, 'Third Movement' for free from here. It'll be deleted at the end of the year, so get it while you can.
I'm featured in the new Rizzle Kicks music video 'Skip to the Good Bit' which samples the famous EMF song. Here it is:
Earlier this year I was also lucky enough to feature in the music video to 'Footsteps' from The Jar Family which you can see here. They're a great band, well worth checking out.
My penchant for making low-fi music videos for The Foxes album tracks continue with this latest offering for "Sweet Little Wonder". It features all of us in the bath, which will both delight and shock in (un)equal measure.
Other humbly home made videos include:
The Sad Thing.
Send Me Nothing.
No Reply (made by my brother Terry).
Candlestick director Chris Presswell who helped with filming this also made a very special little stop-motion/layered video test called 'Nigel Gets What He Deserves' which is both spiritually correct and rather amusing.
Chris was also responsible for taking the photo of me which was featured in the final episode of one of my all time favourite TV comedies, The IT Crowd on Channel 4.
To quote Chris himself: "The episode is currently available on 4oD."
The new feature film I'm in, Candlestick, is 'a stylish Hitchcock style thriller'. The production team have just finished recording the score with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (which provided the music to such films as The Sixth Sense, District 9 and Mullholland Drive) and it'll be out in 2014.
Follow the Candlestick facebook page for exclusive photos and regular updates.
Never one to turn down the chance to wear a bright green full body jumpsuit, I'm the 'game head' in this Stride advert for Gumulon. I also have a beard in this, which I quite like.
Using my geeky acting side to its extreme, I play Francis in this comedy viral ad. It's fine, I want to hit myself quite a bit in this too.
Do check out the out-takes video too.
Thank you to everyone who came to see me in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at the Leicester Square Theatre this summer, directed by Stuart Saint. It was glittery, challenging and a lot of fun.
Until next time....
P.S. I found this: 'Hit or Miss' by Odetta Holmes. It's great.
P.P.S. You can still find me dj'ing Death2Disco every week at Notting Hill Arts Club. I book the bands too, feel free to make suggestions.
P.P.P.S. Real or not, this video has completely cured me.
P.P.P.P.S. Pub quiz?
“While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.” Oscar Wilde.
"I got tiger blood, man. My brain...fires in a way that is - I don't know, maybe not from this particular terrestrial realm." Charlie Sheen.