|A short profile
I've been busking - performing since I first started playing didge 7 years ago.
I'd been playing guitar and African drums
for a number of years before, but finding the didge seemed to propel me
into a new field of inspiration. I'd take my didge everywhere with me
hitch-hiking across America and parts of Europe, to travelling in rikshaws
around India. It's amazing how a log with a hole in it can help you to
make new friends wherever you are.
When it came to making the CD "Carpet
Gipsy" I tried to pull together all the influences of the past 7
years (my travels abroad and my love of didge and world music).
The CD was recorded at home in my bedroom
during the winter months of last year. Surrounded by instruments, a small
gas heater and some modern technology, I cocooned myself off from the
outside world for about 3 months. I ventured out now and again to grab
a new didge from Ant
the amazing didge maker, and to do some busking, which provided live tracks
for the cd and some money to keep me going.
The end result is what you hear - I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it