October 1, 2019

This blog has always been a space to share aspects of my life that have influenced my music, and motorcycling is a huge part of that. In a year in which I’ve been unable to tour foreign countries, I’ve taken the opportunity to explore some of Britain’s most iconic race...

December 11, 2018

I was recently asked to play an acoustic set centred around the theme of my Himalayan research. I’ve never played a set quite like it - I mixed recordings of Himalayan folk music with my own songs to let people know about this special area of the world and how it has i...

September 27, 2018

Obviously, I like this place because I keep going back to do gigs and motorcycle tours. There are vast deserts, mountains, cowboys, huge cities and swamps full of alligators. I have been reduced to tears by the kindness of strangers and experienced the exhilaration of...

August 3, 2018

Since 2015, I’ve been travelling to Spiti to record music, local lore, legends, etiological narratives and fairy tales from the area. I played my highest altitude gig in Kaza in 2018. Known as the “Middle Land” between India and Tibet, Spiti is a high-altitud...

April 30, 2018

There are a lot of misconceptions about boxing. I’ve heard it condemned as a brutal sport, calls for it to be banned and general remarks that don’t always reflect my own experience of the sport. I’ve been taking boxing classes for the last two and a half years now; I r...

January 2, 2018

I am not one of those people who was born brave. Most things scare me and a teacher even once told my Mum that I would never do anything in life because I was too shy and timid. Yet I’ve just done my fourth motorcycle tour of the US – alone. This is not an exhaustive d...

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