I'm very happy to have been asked to contribute a short essay for the December issue of LOUDMOUTH - the Music Trust's monthy e-zine.  My essay, Going Solo, is a somewhat rambling collection of thoughts about playing solo drums.  You can read it <here>, and I highly recommend taking some time to check out the rest of the e-zine.

I'm also doing my last performance for 2016 tonight (with Paul Williamson's quintet at Uptown in Melbourne), before I travel to Japan for a much needed holiday until late January.  There's already a lot in the book for next year (a couple of planned releases, a lot of gigs all around Australia, and I have a PhD to finish on the side...), so I'm going to be as relaxed as possible for as long as possible while I'm over there.  Seeya in 2017!

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