Live From Lockdown

Live From Lockdown!

New Songs and Live Performances from life in lockdown “We need it all explained to usWe need someone that we can trustWell I’ve found them…” Hello everyone! I hope you’re coping okay in this nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic. I could never have imagined we’d be in this position when I wrote a song […]

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Singing and acting with Sir Ian McKellen…

Sir Ian McKellen and Chris Tavener star in a new short film. Made for the benefit of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital I am extremely excited to present: The Meteor and The Moon. My collaboration with Sir Ian McKellen and Great Ormond Street Hospital.I was asked to write a song based on ideas from children at the hospital,which would […]

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The Top Ten Best British Comedy Musicians

If there are two things that the British do impeccably well, it’s music and comedy. (And they always find a way to use the word “impeccably”…) When these two talents are married, it’s a union that sees our little island standing among the best in the world for comedy music. As a satirical songwriter myself, […]

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The Grand Tour - Second Times A Charm

The Grand tour – second time’s a charm

Irish Tour Announcement – See below for more information. Chris and Joel are off to meet the Irish I’m so excited to tell you that ‘The Grand Tour’ is back for part two!Singer-songwriter Joel Gardner and I are back in the boat and this time we’re off to Ireland and Northern Ireland. For a full list of gigs […]

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“It’s just getting that lucky break isn’t it?”: A misconception about the music industry

“It’s just getting that lucky break isn’t it?”This question is usually followed by “have you tried X Factor?” But that’s for another discussion… While I completely respect the sentiment behind this statement, I find it problematic for a few reasons. It fails to notice a change in the way the music industry now works and […]

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