I’m working with a variety of musicians and bands. The major ones are listed within this website. I get asked to put together bands for different occasions. It might be an old style Parisian band with accordion and violin, or a dixieland style New Orleans trad band, a 70’s 80’s rock covers band, a bluesy 60’s style party band or a straight ahead swing band. I work with a lot of really great seasoned professional musicians. Fantastic violinists, awesome sax players and trumpeters, phenomenal piano players and great vocalists. I’ve also got some exciting recording projects underway with a host of musicians around the world.
That music for the most part is original compositions.
Recent recording collaborations have involved musicians such as Tommy Emmanuel (guitar), Pat Powell (voice), Shenzo Gregorio (violin, viola, keys), Daniel Weltlinger, George Washingmachine and Ian Cooper (violin) and James Morrison (trumpet, sax, trombone)….
I can arrange ensembles featuring musicians who are absolutely first class dependent on availability, budget and imagination.
The Youtube links are a little example of recent work….
Here’s vocalist Jody Sternberg in the studio with my band Gadjo Guitars
Here’s me in Noosa September 2015 with Australian jazz legends Bob Barnard, Paul Williams and Peter Locke.
With brother Ian Date, violinist Ian Cooper, super bassist Alex Boneham and a bloke named Tommy.
One of my tunes with Gadjo Guitars and violinists George Washingmachine and Belgian maestro Etienne Bizjak.
There’s loads more videos to be found on my Youtube channel. I’m uploading concert and studio performances all the time.