Category Archives: Band

2 videos from Harry’s Tricks’ Album Launch

In December last year the band Harry’s Tricks, led by Mike the Mic, launched “Who’s Harry” an album of 9 original swing songs. Mike wrote all but one, Heading To Ship Street, that was penned by me. I am very proud to share with you two of Mike’s compositions from the launch here with you today. Incidentally both have horn arrangements by me. Please enjoy “Fake Smile” and “Hoogly Googly Man”!

Painted!

The great artist Martin Wertheim-Gould regularly comes to Brighton’s jazz venues and draws and paints the musicians performing. He has a beautiful book out called “Brighton and all that jazz!” and I think I’m in there somewhere. He came again last Sunday to Seven Stars and created this masterpiece:

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The musicians are Grant Allardyce,
Simon Russell, Mike Potter, me and Dimitris Moudopolous. Thank you Martin for jamming along with us in your own way!

Two gigs in Brighton this weekend!

Both are with the formidable guitarist Paul Richards but are slightly different in setting, style and timing. Saturday 16th we will be playing a duo gig at Little Portugal from 8pm. Choro, samba and jazz with acoustic guitar and clarinet.

Sunday 17th I will be playing with Paul again but this time I add the formidable Dan Rehahn on trombone and bassist extraordinaire Simon Russell for a swing gig at Seven Stars 4-7pm. If we are lucky the 90-year old jazz superstar Renee Ansell will join us for a sound that surpasses time.

Hope to see you there!

Cogs and Gears

Cogs & Gears from Lele Lele (Lele Lele 2008)

Music: Björn Dahlberg
Lyrics: Josef Danielson

You cannot deny the cogs and the gears
Machinery weaves industrial fears
No man is made of steel
There flows no blood through the veins of machines
But you cannot deny the cogs and the gears in the moves of industrial man
Well now something has broken beyond all repair in the heart of the cogs and the gears

Josef Danielson: Vocals, Guitar
Björn Dahlberg: Clarinet
Mihail Dintchev: Tamboura
Stian Grimstad: Tuba
Moa Danielson: Tablas 

Bloomfield Avenue photo shoot

 

Bloomfield Avenue band photo
Bloomfield Avenue

 

 

I play keyboard and saxophone in a band called Bloomfield Avenue and we just did a photo shoot. Looks pretty good, if you ask me. 🙂 You can see us goofing around a bit on a Vine I made. I’m not in that since I’m behind the camera. Anyway, the music is all the hits from the 50’s until today. Check out the web site and like on Facebook.

As a bonus I got some solo photos as well. Here is an example:

Björn Bloomfield shot