the wild rye is a gypsy-folk band I founded with the awesome mr. guy hobbs.  i write the lyrics and together we write the music.  i am incredibly proud of the songs that we have made and of the band that has emerged over the past 7 years. my thanks here obviously to guy and to orla (violin), tom (drums) and ally (Bass) for everything. 

We do have a dedicated website for all things the wild rye which IS also THE BEST PLACE TO LISTEN, WATCH, BUY OUR TUNES AND SO ON... it is here:  however, if you are too lazy to navigate elsewhere, or would prefer to stay here and look at weirdly cropped photographs of my face at the top of this page because I can't work out how to make the SquareSpace app work better for me... then here are some snippets and images and things:

  1. First up - a video from our EP launch last year.  We are hosting another Wild Rye Industry night on 12 March at the Sebright Arms - please put the date in your diary and invite yourself and all your music producer friends along.  I know you've got some.  

On 17 October 2013, The Wild Rye launched their debut EP to a sell-out audience at Hackney's Sebright Arms. Here are some moments from that very special evening.

2. Second up, a wee video about the Share More Air project that I coordinated with the Ministry of Stories in Hoxton in association with Communion Music.  I was the in-house songwriter working with young people aged 8-13 years old on lyric-writing.  The children's lyrics were then shared with musicians and an album was created.

Share More Air is a unique album of songs whose lyrics were written by children from east London aged 8 - 13 with music provided by musicians from Communion Records. Introduced by Nick Hornby, founder of the Ministry of Stories, this film introduces you to the young lyricists and some of the people who helped them turn their ideas into an album like no other.

3. Third up, check it out - a gallery of images.  Ooohhhh.

4. Finally, if you (like me) enjoy both music and filmz... then perhaps you would care to join us on the last Thursday of the month for our regular night of music and music docs at the Genesis Cinema: Can You Dig! It?