26th March – Tangential at the Lord Rosebery, Norwich

2nd April – Tangential AND Hard Edges at Camouflage at The Rose Tavern, Norwich

birdsongs UK tour

a triple-bill comparing settings of non-ornithological and ornithological bird poems. non-ornithological poems by peter oswald set by hugh nankivell and performed by two ones. ornithological poems about the hen harrier by colin simms, set by me, performed by ALATI, featuring brigitte beraha and dave o’ brien. plus a spoken word solo piece by tony whitehead. come along…

5th April – Ashburton Arts, Devon

6th April – St. Paul’s Sessions, St. Paul’s Church, Marylebone, London

7th April – The Verdict, Brighton

8th April – The Birdcage, Norwich

9th April – John Hegley plus the BRIO brass trio, Bear Club, Luton

hymn mini-tour

with the configuration from the Confront Recordings album, ‘silence, then birds’ – myself, Sylvia Hallett and David Ross….

19th April – une, deux, trois at Vortex Downstairs, London

20th April – IMPROV NIGHTS at The Birdcage, Norwich

23rd April – Tangential at the Lord Rosebery

29th April – Navigator (with Mark Howe and Dave Pullin) & possibly solo as well, Jurnets, Norwich

3rd May – solo at Frank’s Bar, Norwich

7th May – The Brass Monkeys at Camouflage at The Rose Tavern, Norwich

21st May – Tangential at the Lord Rosebery

28th May – Rude 2.0 at Nottingham Jazz

30th May – The Brass Monkeys at Lichfield Jazz Festival

2nd July – The Brass Monkeys at Cafe Karamel, London

Dowding/Brice mini-tour – improvisations with Olie Brice

12th July – Vortex Downstairs, London

13th July – The Birdcage, Norwich

24th September – John Hegley with BRIO at Colchester Arts Centre



Past gigs (from 2018 – previous gigs in link above)

4th January – The Brass Monkeys at the Rose Tavern, Norwich

22nd January – some things set at ClerkenwellARTSlab, London – new folk song suite…

22nd March – hymn at The Garage, Norwich. Tickets available through us…

31st March – Short solo set, TBA


Natural Causes album launch tour TBA –

6th April – South-west…

7th April – North…


23rd April – ALATI set at ClerkenwellARTSlab, London – new songs from Alice Oswald poems… Brigitte Beraha (vocals), CD (trumpet & flugel), Dave O’ Brien (keys)

May 4th – With Joey Herzfeld, at Jurnets, Norwich. A new ‘all-star’ line-up…

May 5th – St. Paul’s Sessions – CD (solo), The Happy Couple, hymn (CD, David Ross & Sylvia Hallett – improvised collaboration…)

23rd May – ‘Taster’ night for Camouflage – a new ‘out’ jazz night for Norwich. The Hard Edges of Metal trio, plus London-based (Norwich-born) saxophonist George Crowley’s trio. York Tavern, Norwich, 8pm, £8

24th May – Joey Herzfeld Trio, Last Pub Standing, Norwich

25th May – Performing as part of ‘Timepiece’ at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, with The Voice Project.

I’m performing at 1pm (solo, with looper), and at 9pm (with The Voice Project choir and various combinations). There are different performances of different combinations and numbers of singers on each hour from 12 noon to 12 midnight. More information here.

26th May – Solo set in Brighton, more information here:

16th June – Performance with London-based dancer Mirei Yazawa, in London. More info soon…

24th June – Summer Pizzazz at Spooner Row Church, as part of Wymondham Music Festival, supported by Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund. Album launch for Sylvia & I for our new cassette and download release, ‘the holding breath’. Come along..!

5th July – The Brass Monkeys (with exciting new line-up..!), Head Out Not Home, Norwich. Venue TBA.

19th July – Performance as part of Durham Brass Festival – commission for trumpet piece with looper app on mobile phone.

23rd July – Diego Brown and the Good Fairy album launch, Betsey Trotwood pub, London, 8pm

28th July – Duo with saxophonist Tom Ward at Bråk, at waterintobeer, Brockley, London

3rd August – Performing with Plankestra, supporting Corsano/Flower duo, at The Portland Arms, Cambridge.

28-30th September – Natural Causes in the south-west – launching our birdsongs double A-side single.

7th October – Sylvia, Colleen & I at The Vortex – extension of the Sylvia & I duo. The first edition of a new night called ‘une, deux, trois’ – presented by the ‘arresting trumpet duo’ some things, exploring solos, duos and trios…

19th October – Screening of my Open Worlds film at Aylsham Picturehouse in North Norfolk. Open Worlds is a community project around field recording and electronics.

20th October – Sylvia & I at Hundred Years Gallery

Hard Edges mini-tour

Mini-tour by the improvising all-brass trio Hard Edges, supported by Charlotte Keeffe (solo trumpet)

21st October – Hundred Years Gallery, London, 4pm, £5

22nd October – The Birdcage, Norwich, 8pm, £5

27th October – NNSAC in-house quartet, WW1 commemorative performance at Octagon Chapel, Norwich for BBC Radio Norfolk

30th October – Camouflage at The Fat Percy, Norwich – Arthur/Monk Inc. double-bill – Third Camouflage taster..!

8th November – some things trumpet duo – featured slot at The Noise Upstairs, Manchester

19th November – ALATI at ClerkenwellARTSlab – second set of songs from poems by Alice Oswald. Brigitte Beraha (vocals), CD (trumpet & flugel), Dave O’ Brien (keys). Special London Jazz Festival edition of ClerkenwellARTSlab that I’ve guest-curated…

29th November – some things at Shane’s non-guitar night, Cactus Cafe, Norwich

30th November – YARMONICS event at Lower Green – films, installations, and a solo saxophone and electronics set by Dee Byrne.

15th December – Concert by Norfolk West Gallery Quire, South Norfolk

28th December – Joey Herzfeld Trio, Norwich


4th February- Chris Dowding (solo) at The Garage, Norwich

5th February – Sylvia & I, Eastbeat, East London.

16th February – Chris Dowding (solo) at Eastbeat, East London, more info soon.

23rd February – Rude 2.0 at More Music in Morecambe, plus David Ross (solo electronics) support.

3rd March – Chris Dowding (solo) at Platform 12, Norwich

9th March – hymn/Taupe double-bill at Carberry’s, Norwich

10th March – First ever ‘Plankestra Presents…’, with Dave Pullin (solo double bass) support. Details TBC

17th March – Sylvia & I at Mopomoso at The Vortex Jazz Club


some things UK tour

25th March – ClerkenwellARTSlab

28th March – Shane’s non-guitar night, at Cactus Cafe, Norwich

more dates TBC…


17th April – Lindsay Dowding’s book launch for ‘CHARLIE THE HORSE, OWL and the PLANNING APPLICATION’ at The Boars, Spooner Row – playing ‘After All’ with Rob Milne (clarinet) – my song for the book.


20th-22nd April – Natural Causes film weekend

20th April – BBC Introducing films session – invite only – Spooner Row Church

21st April – Regal Cinema – films & songs, with The Happy Couple supporting

22nd April – Natural Causes recording session..!


27th April – hymn at NAPUM, Carberrys, Norwich (afternoon gig)

28th April – Second ‘Plankestra Presents’ – includes David Ross (solo electronics), plus a hat-selected trio from The Plank.

29th April – ALATI at ClerkenwellARTSlab – three new songs from poems about the hen harrier by Colin Simms, plus performing ‘After All’ with books and CDs available..!

9-10th May – The Brass Monkeys mini-tour:

9th May – Camouflage at The Fat Percy, Norwich, 8pm

10th May – The Bear Club, Luton

23rd May – Sylvia & I underneath London Bridge – more details soon…

28th May – With Joey Herzfeld Trio at OST, Cinema City, Norwich

1st June – Camouflage – part two of Summer mini-season – including Julie Kjaer and others at Carberrys, Norwich

13th June – Tangential at the Butcher Bhoys, Norwich

hymn tour for ‘silence, then birds’ album – released on Confront Recordings in June

25th June – CD (solo), Sylvia & I (duo), hymn (dowding/hallett/dunning – trio) – triple-bill at Ashburton Live, Ashburton Arts Centre, Devon.

(26th June – Sylvia & I at safehouse, Brighton)

27th June – hymn plus at Camouflage – extended line-up of myself (trumpets & electronics), Sylvia Hallett (violin & electronics), George McKay (double bass), Graham Dunning (vinyl improvising) and David Ross (percussion & electronics). Fat Percy, Norwich, 8pm

28th June – hymn (dowding/hallett/ross) at Vortex Downstairs

30th June – ALATI – Summer Pizzazz at Spooner Row Church – Alice Oswald songs, plus a few hen harrier songs, plus support by David Ross (solo electronics)

4th October – The Brass Monkeys at The Vortex

10th October – Solo at Lonely Arts Club exhibition, St. Margaret’s Church of the Arts, Norwich, 12-1pm

10th October – Joey Herzfeld Band, The Reindeer pub, Norwich, 8pm

20th October – Solo / Centre of Clouds (new collaboration with Morris Masuda), Banham Barrel, 4pm

30th October – Centre of Clouds, Jurnets, Norwich

31st October – Duo with Manchester-based drummer Johnny Hunter, for his duo collaborations tour, Cactus Cafe, 8pm

2nd November – Trio with Mark Howe & Dave Pullin, at Shane’s non-guitar night, Cactus Cafe, Norwich

7th November – Joey Herzfeld Trio, Rose Tavern, Norwich

18th November – Special EFG London Jazz Festival edition of ClerkenwellARTSlab, that I’ve programmed, including ‘arresting trumpet duo’ some things (new music inspired by David Peace’s book about Bill Shankly) and ALATI (new electronic set), also John Hegley and Dee Byrne (solo sets) — come along..!

21st November – Rude 2.0 at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, presented by TDE Promotions.

25th November – Dowding/Percy/Larwood improvised trio at The Birdcage pub, Norwich, plus support by Oliver Payne (solo)

6th December – Sylvia & I set, supporting Kit Downes’ new project in a fundraiser for Musical Keys.

18th January – some things ‘arresting trumpet duo’ at Eastbeat, London