Cock and Bull Festival

The lovely Henry Trew whom I had got to know while he was running Dalston Roof Park had a big hand in organising this small but beautifully formed festival which raises vital funds for Jamie’s Farm to host outdoor education trips for inner-city children.

I helped out for a few years and really enjoyed adding some projections to an experimental space with a collection of artists from the studios where I worked the first year. In 2016 I designed the ‘main stage’ in the barn for the first time. I found some materials on site and constructed some organic shaped screens which hung above the stage to be mapped with projections.

In 2018 I was joined for the fun by Brendan from Insight Lighting, Gary Deepvisual and Hanzo of http://initstudio.net/ and we filled the barn and yard with lighting and projections for the whole weekend.

Splice Festival

In 2015 I was sacked from a job, dumped by my girlfriend and also given notice to leave where I was living, all within a week. Pretty bleak. I decided to turn all of that negativity into something positive, distracting and useful!

I wanted to realise a long held dream of organising an audiovisual festival. Initial plans were conconcted and emails went out to the people whom I wanted to help make it a reality. After a year of hard work and commitment from a small team of directors with huge contributions from the community of artists and volunteers Splice Festival was first staged from the 3rd to the 5th June 2016: http://2016.splicefestival.com/

and one year later: http://2017.splicefestival.com/

The final year of my involvement: http://2018.splicefestival.com/

I remain very proud of what we created together and hope to see something rise from the ashes post covid.

Elton John Aids Foundation

I was renting a desk in the studio of my good friends Insight Lighting when they asked if I could help create some of the content and be part of the technical team on the biggest show I had ever worked on at the time. Another great animator on the team was Pep Palau.

It was simply huge! It was held at Evolution Battersea which is a giant blank canvas for events. The set-up consisted of: 21 projectors, 12 for the 360º surround image, 8 for backgrounds visible through the wrap-around translucent mesh screen and 1 for the stage show. Main content was all delivered using Modul8 by Brendan from a MacPro with 2 GPU’s and some clever use of a matrix switcher.

Panoramic photographs by Pep Palau



Jody Wildgoose: Album Design 2

Continuing our successful creative relationship I was more than happy to collaborate with Jody once again to create the cover for his second album ‘Afterlife’.

He came to me with a very low res portrait taken on an old mobile phone and I did my best to make it presentable with some layering and blur. There are two other sets of photographs layered together in the design. One is from a roll of ‘found film’ that I retrieved from a camera discovered in the mud at Glastonbury festival the second set is of a sunset on the Island of Inhaca taken by a friend who borrowed my camera.


The Birth of ‘Jammin Crew’

One of the greatest friends I met at university is Sam Daniel, once upon a time Sam had an idea….

Photo by Chris Peake

Sam’s birthday falls between Christmas and New Years eve so for once he wanted to have a big party.
27th Dec 2005 and the idea comes together, a crew of us head down from Sheffield to meet up with Sam and his friends at a basement venue close to the end of Oxford st.

What followed is legendary amongst the friends who were there…and became a labour of love for a small group of us for the next few years. We created events at a huge range of pubs, clubs and venues around London and in Sheffield. We really should have a standalone website and archive!