This one has an exotic name! Another one written on synth.
You are the Sunshine of my Life
Where were you when you first heard Stevie play this track? That's why Stevie, and this track in particular means so much to me. I've always wanted to play this track but had to wait until now to be cool enough to do it! ? Another of the great Fender Rhodes riffs ever. Another great Stevie ballad!
Yardbird Suite
I tackle this jazz standard by Charlie Parker with my first Big Band arrangement! The lush horn section chords on sound very contemporary and I can see a direct line drawn from this to Steely Dan's blend of rock jazz. Indeed they did a track called "Parkers band" on their third album, Pretzel Logic. It was written by Charlie Parker in 1946 hence the title derives from Parker's nickname "Bird", respectively "Yardbird". Far from being a suite, the song follows an AABA form. The "graceful, hip melody, became something of an anthem for beboppers."
Work It!
A track I wrote for a live set, guaranteed to get your feet tapping
With a Little Help from my Friends
The classic Lennon/McCartney song done Joe Cocker style
This song means so much to me I've always wanted to record it. It's my generation's 'My Way' - a statement of resilience for the human spirit. I'm no singer but I sing on this one exactly because it is so personal to me on the soundtrack to my life! The Late Lowell George, who wrote Willin', was playing with Frank Zappa when he wrote it. Legend has it that he took the song to Frank for his band to play. Frank's told Lowell that Willin' was such a great song he should form his own band.
Who'da Thunk It!
Bluesy, funky instrumental. A collaboration with Jamie Rhind, who did the Miles style horns on the outro
Where were you?
A duet featuring the vocal talents of two of Soundcloud’s top rated vocalists; Vocalatti and Ty. It's an emotional ballad about cheating relationships and breakups. The girl wistfully asks ‘where were you’ emotionally and physically during the relationship. Could it have turned out differently?
What's Goin' On
Marvin Gaye's classic track given the smooth jazz guitar treatment.
Weathered Report
My tribute to one of my fave jazz bands, Weather Report. Very Joe Zawinul!
Watermelon Man
The classic Herbie Hancock jazz standard done in the style of Herbie's Head Hunters band. Features Mark Dorricott on Hammond organ.
Waltz for Debby
I've always loved this track by Bill Evans. Bill, as far as I can tell, never recorded his own material on Blue Note but I think he may well have done as a sideman. In contrast to the rest of the tracks on my album I've not mixed it up, I've approached this very simply and traditionally. I don't get to do 3/4 often and appreciate the possibilities when I do. It made for a nice solo played on my Nylon stringed electro acoustic.
Walk Between The Raindrops
This is typical Steely Dan territory, even though it was on Donald Fagen's Nighfly album (which I contend is the best album Steely Dan never released!). I use my American Clean tone on guitar for the melody, it's quite a complex piece but very satisfying whenever, in typical Steely Dan style, it changes key momentarily like modal jazz. It's short, but sweet!
My cover of the title track from Miles Davis Tutu album. Miles could play over any type of music from any era and make it sound great. Every decade brought a new sound. This was Miles' post 70's fusion style. Much slicker. Technology had moved on in the 80's and he could now exploit synths, sequencers and drum machines. Drums by Michael Herndon.
Truck Stop Girl
A country tune for Men!
Tribute to George Duke
If you love the groove then George should be one of your go to guys! I love electric piano and been listening to him a lot recently for inspiration, hence the approach to this tribute track. Guitar is my first instrument and I have nowhere near George's keyboard virtuosity so please forgive the rough edges on my 'Georgesque' synth solo; it's an honest attempt at the spirit of probably the greatest technical player of our time.
Thrills and Chills (album)
A collection urban groove tracks including No Hangups, Dad Funk, Dresden, Earthwinds, Smile, Pussy Riot, Nightshadows and more...


Here's my unplugged version of the classic Michael Jackson track from the Bad album. Written by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett
This Masquerade
The Jazz standard, written by Leon Russell, famously covered by George Benson and feat. Rio Marino on keys
Third stone from the sun
a respectful version of the classic Hendrix groove. I'm not entirely happy with this but it's worth a listen.
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran has some classic tunes for a 22 year old! This is one of them. You might notice that this has the same chords as Let's Get It on by Marvin Gaye though.
The Kid
No prizes for guessing this one is dedicated to my main man, my son AJ.
The Girl Is Mine
MJ had so many great power ballads and this is one of them. It was recorded by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, written by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. It was released as the first single off Jackson's sixth solo album, Thriller (1982).
The Fez
If you don't know what a Fez is, it's a Moroccan hat worn popularly by comedic characters; Tommy "just like that" Cooper (UK) and Groucho Marx was apt to wear one in his more sartorial moments! This is the only Steely Dan song with a third credited writer, Paul Griffin, who also plays organ on the original song. On a BBC Online chat March 4, 2000, Donald Fagen said, "The Fez was recorded using a rhythm chart but there were a few bars missing and Paul Griffin, the keyboard player on the day, came up with a nice little melody, so we felt we should include him in the writer credits." It originally appeared on the 1976 Royal Scam album.