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music Banana Oil
chunky musical trio w/ Laurie Pitt (Golden Teacher, Modern Institute, Thoth) and
Joe Howe (Joe Howe, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Gay Against You). sounds like jazz(/fusion), prog, skronk etc
Ultamate Mix: 5 track CD / banana scented portable Heraldic Banner. Entirely self-recorded, released etc. Hand delivered where possible (Sep 2020).
we were the “house band” for the sorely missed
Gloss Canteen at Civic House from late 2019
amongst other things, this meant playing “smooth jazz / jazz-funk” at popular Friday dinner events. We would play for about 3+ hours as the soundtrack to an
extremely delicious meal. we put together a ceilidh set 🏴 and played a couple of very speical events for friends in 2019.
live recording included on a compilation by Glasgow label Huntley + Palmers -
free download (Jun 2019) we were very kindly asked to perform as a backing band for artist
jessica higgins for her performance at Outskirts festival in Easterhouse. We also performed a “normal” set at this event (Apr 2019). cassette released October 2017 on
winning sperm party.
I painted and hand-sewed 100 cassette covers from hessian sacks that had previously been worn as stage costumes.
Buy one / download here.
listen to something press
heart on sleeve power-pop/emo band w/
Chrissy Barnacle and Kevin Frew (Halfrican, North American War).
played some gigs + have some truly good tunes
scheming plans to record a ton of tunes in 2021 😈
i played synthesiser and contributed to recording and production of this self-produced glasgow 5 piece band
synth + contributions to recording + production of post-album single
Nothin’ New - listen (Nov 2018) i played synthesiser on the album
Post Era, released Jan 2018 on El Rancho Records.
soundcloud / facebook Sham Gate
a solo project built around analogue synthesisers and singing
not making much music like this in the past couple of years… but i might try and put together something physical at some point…
music + visual loop for
Nowhere To Be Found in October 2017 included on compilation by
Huntley & Palmers in Nov. 2016 tape contribution to
That’s Life! exhibition at Good Press gallery in Apr 2016
song included on
I Could Be Your Unicorn cassette compilation on Number4Door in association w/ GSA Queer Society for their launch in Aug 2014 this all started w a piece called
Analog Synthesis Approximations of the Dialogue between Structuralism and Post-Structuralism in Architecture Considered in Relation to Foucault’s Principles to the Art of Living Counter to All Forms of Fascism which was performed at Glasgow City Halls in March 2014 Robert Sotelo
good + thoughtful psych pop from London (now Glasgow-based). i played bass in the live
Robert Sotelo Group!
an album called
Cusp came out on Upset The Rhythm in September 2017. i didn’t play on it so it’s ok for me to say “it’s good and i like it”
I played bass for my nice friend
Martha Ffion at lots of live dates, an EP and an album:
i’ve played in lots of other bands + done some one-off musical things. i’m always open to collaborations and contributing to other people’s stuff!
I’m interested in creative applications of software, making software (+ development) accessible, and interesting ways of thinking about web technology.
I work at
Delic, an Edinburgh-based platform for collaborative music, since September 2021. Development in React w GraphQL, AWS etc. I worked as a software developer at
Snook March-August 2021. Work with public sector clients on service design projects. Coding in React and Django, plus lots of dev-ops exposure! Learned lots from some amazing people from non-software disciplines. I taught software skills at the coding bootcamp
CodeClan from 2019-2021. I worked with Python, Ruby, React, Node, Java, Vue etc, and I got tons better at being a software dev. I worked as a full stack developer for
Cezanne HR from 2017-2019. I worked with C#, .NET, TypeScript & Angular.
MSc Software Development masters programme at University of Glasgow. I got an A average grade. Graduated November 2017.
film club repeating stars: a quick web app to find the recurring stars in my Zoom film club. Argyle from Die Hard was a child actor in Blues Brothers - who knew! React app w data from The Movie Database.
cococnut gallery: web app that requests camera access, uploads a photo, and prompts the user to draw other photos using HTML canvas. Ruby on Rails w storage on AWS S3 (Summer 2020).
Bandcamp BLM Bot: during the coronavirus pandemic, bandcamp started to waive their fees on the first Friday of every month in order to support musicians. I made a twitter bot (in Ruby) that re-tweeted musicians, labels etc that are donating their profits to Black Lives Matter, bail funds, support charities etc (June 2020).
twentytwenty: simple presentation viewer built early 2020. I made this to try out Strapi CMS and learn React hooks.
Automatic Tools for Populating Graph Representations of Multimedia Catalogues: university summer project back in 2017.
feel free to
peep my github 🤷
started a new regular show on Clyde Built called Weights + Measures w my pal Ewan!! Here are some things to listen to:
before doing a regular slot i did a couple of one-off shows on Clyde Built Radio:
acapalla special from February 2021 - all singing no instruments 🎺🚫
first show in June 2020 - a highlight for me was getting to play out an old demo tape my dad recorded in 1982 ☺️ i read some text written by
Joe Howe for his contribution to Radiophrenia 2019 - listen made some shorties for
Radiophrenia 2017 in collab w/ Rachel Woodside. built around story telling and voice-modelling synthesis. i recorded and edited
Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations, broadcast at pop-up experimental radio station Radiophrenia in 2015 i was the manager for glasgow institution
Subcity Radio from 2013-2014
notably, undertook a significant visual identity overhaul, revised scheduling and team structure which proved successful
got lots and lots more contributors, some good press, and increased listeners
i used to do a radio show w/ my buddy
louwheeez called Feka
i helped establish and occasionally produce the
El Rancho radio show on subcity.
I have a degree
MA(Hons) Music and I got a 2:1. I graduated in 2014.
email@example.com miscellaneous things i have done
banana oil made
a digital zine on a zoom call in May 2021 an
amazing old friend Charlie used a tune i made many moons ago under the embarassing moniker Cur$es as part of Gum Crush, a surf video for Stussy (May 2021) personal goal of attending Burry Man Day in South Queensferry achieved in August 2021.
got better at sewing, soldering, knitting, cooking + cocktails
spent a lot of time at home
a lot so started a zoom film club w my daft pals, played catan online 2019
Achieved my life goal of buying + moving into a flat w my partner
Can’t Go Straight by the band Cop Graveyard - I recorded this (mostly) to cassette + produced, mixed it etc. It’s pretty lo-fi but I really like this album! (Jan 2019) release of David Thomas Broughton’s
Live 2017 (Autumn/Winter Tour) cassette - I played bass on one song ( listen) (Jun 2019) 2018
went to Austin, Texas to perform at SXSW festval and had
a blast! made a ~40 min video / performance w/ Banana Oil for The Old Hairdresser’s GI festival programme (
documentation incoming) 2017
N.E.E.T. cassette on Glasgow label Akashic Records. I’m on 3 recordings on the tape, from courses completed at Green Door Studio. tape released August 2017. Worked for
Dear Green Coffee Roasters as a barista / brand rep at lots of events over summer. 2016
hosted a workshop about making electronic music for new students at Glasgow School of Art (part of Fresher’s week).
exhibited photos, wrote a substantial amount of copy and designed a poster for
Not Shy exhibition at The Art School in August 2016 2015
went to Tafi Atome, Ghana for a month (November) with Green Door Studio on the
“Music of the Volta Region” Study Tour.
Learned lots of drumming, dancing and singing in the styles of Borborbor, Agbadza, and Adeʋu
visited other parts of Ghana + had a nice time 🏝
Sonic Youths music production course at Green Door Studio, and used the allocated studio time to record an EP for my band Fields of Mould. This happened in September Presented and interviewed a lot of people for a
documentary about community radio station Subcity Radio back in July. Contributed to Glasgow Open House Festival in the form of
Psychecon: Quest for the Golden Egg; a “festival companion” web adventure with significant audio component. This was back in May 2015. co-direction and concept for two music videos for the band Poor Things in March. (
1 / 2) 2014
You Are Here: John Cage Songbooks, an audiovisual installation and performance of John Cage pieces at Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow in October. photo / digital print included in I Could Be Your Unicorn, an exhibition of self portraits by artists who identify as queer, at The Art School in Glasgow in August.
multiple sound performances at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of the
New Music Biennial showcase weekend in August did a weird live performance about radio called
Human Radio for my Sonic Arts undergrad and got an A2 haha collaborative audiovisual work with visual artist Rachel Sharpe featured at Niteflights, part of Glasgow Short Film Festival programme in February.
Commissioned to perform sound piece
Power Relaxation Quest at Glasgow City Halls (part of Glasgow Life’s sound lab programme) in October. Took part in field recording excursion to Kyle of Lochalsh / Skye with
Touch recording artists Jana Winderen and Mike Harding in September. Selected photos exhibited at Reprographic, a Glasgow based pop-up exhibition, in August.
Mechanical Wave, an experimental sound performance that was part of Tramway’s Rip It Up season, in February.
general annual website review