Updates… The Spider Collective
After the Superpowers album launch with a 15-piece ensemble in The MAC Theatre, Belfast in June 2015, plans to gather a group of musicians around my solo material began to emerge. This has ended up as The Spider Collective, a 10-piece group with some of the top musicians in the country. Strings and brass added to the more standard band set-up give the opportunity to do some beautiful arrangements of songs, with many other elements including banjo, voices, glockenspiels and recorders to give room to make some epic sounds.
The year was kick-started with our debut performance in January to a packed house in Belfast. Our second outing this year was in The Crescent Arts Centre in a wonderfully intimate gig.
Some videos and recordings are emerging from these first two performances: