I'm going to be performing as part of new Bristol Alternative/Indie band The Squared over the next few months.. You can keep up with what's happening by visiting The Squared



Thanks to everyone who has helped support the release of 'After All The Wishing…'. The album is still available to buy on CD and as a download from my Bandcamppage..

Here's a great review of the album from The Quietus…

After All The Wishing… Album Review

Jim x


I'm thrilled to be special guest at the Bristol date of this fantastic tour! It's at the Arnolfini on Friday the 6th November & it's free to get in!!



The wait is over… Here is the new video for Officer Paranoid…. Enjoy! X


Things may seem quiet, but fear not - I've been busy behind the scenes working on a new set with full backing track and organising some exciting shows for you to experience After All the Wishing… in it's full glory, including a prestigious headline slot on The Alternative Stage at The Stroud Fringe Festival in August!

I've also had to rearrange a few of the upcoming live dates for various reasons, due to the powers that be, including this week's gig at The Dublin Castle…

The dates are as follows...

The Thunderbolt, Bristol - Thurs 20th August
Dublin Castle, London - Sat 22nd August
Roaring Donkey, Swindon - Wed 26th August
Stroud Fringe Festival - Sat 29th August
Scary Canary, Stourbridge - Sat 12th September
Royal Oak, Bath - Sun 27th September

Hopefully see some of you there!


In other news, I've just finished a new video for the track Officer Paranoid which I will be unveiling to you this week!



Thanks to everyone who's supported the album release so far.. Word is getting about and I've got a few more gigs coming up in May including opening up for The Pre New at their album launch at St Moritz in London on Friday 15th May..

But first off is Proud in Camden next Saturday! See you there!


After All The Wishing… is finally out now and available on CD and as a download. It's available to order from this site… Spread the word!

I'm also playing a few more solo gigs over the coming months to promote it, with the next two at The Kingsdown Wine Vaults on Friday 1st May & at Raves From The Grave record store in Frome on Sunday the 3rd of May - Looking forward to seeing some of you there!


Things are hotting up for the album release in just over two weeks time!

After All The Wishing… has been gaining some good press and album track Count Your Coppers has even managed to sneak its way on to Tom Robinson's mix tape on BBC 6 Music!

I've got a few gigs lined up over the next few months with the first one being the official album launch at The Louisiana in Bristol on Saturday 28th March! I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!

In the meantime here are a few things the press are saying so far..

"A sprawling twisted masterpiece!" - Louder Than War

"Both weird and intoxicating, dangerously attractive and unlike anything you have heard before. In the right light it would be easy to convince yourself that this is actually a long lost album from Bowie’s Berlin years" - Dancing About Architecture

"Brace yourself for the weird and wonderful" - Bristol Live Mag

"A Moulin Rouge of Rock!" - CMUSE


Ok.. So I didn't quite get the new album ready for a December release, but I can confirm that the new album will be released on the 30th March this year. It's called 'After All The Wishing…' and will be available on CD and as a download. You can pre-order the album from this site and will receive an instant download of the album track 'Count Your Coppers' when you do!



Writer & Storyteller Damien Moran…


He trashed my Race 'n' Chase set when we were kids, but that's all water under the bridge…..Chris Thomas returns on drums & percussion providing his finest work to date..


It's a great privilege to be reunited with virtuoso saxophonist Craig Crofton on this album….. We shared many an escapade during our Monk & Canatella days.

Here he is performing with his Jazz quartet Freight..


Providing the bass on the album is the great
James Eller…..
I met James in Bristol 20 years ago after he stopped me in the street and asked if I was a singer, which almost led to me singing in a band he was putting together with his former The The band mate Johnny Marr. Nothing materialised out of it at the time, but I dropped him a line when looking for a bass player for this album, and after checking out the demos, he turned up for the recording sessions at the Ladder Factory in Oxfordshire to lay down his instantly recognisable bass.

Here he is hard at work performing alongside one of my favourite guitarists with the band The The..


This will be the first time since our 1994 band rehearsal brawl that I've been reunited with all three members of my previous band Saturnines on a recording, with Chris Thomas (center) returning on drums, and Dom Flook (right) guesting on vocals on three of the tracks.

Here we are circa 1993 in Bristol's prestigious Royal Fort Gardens..


Also guesting on one of the new album tracks is the Bristol Post-punk legend that is Mark Stewart who features on the track "My Schizoid Fairytale"…

From my early involvement with Monk & Canatella and the diverse scene associated with it I would often hear Mark Stewart's name mentioned whenever it came to conversations about the Bristol music scene. I really wanted to bring in some of Bristol's musical heritage on this album and his name kept springing to mind.

Here he is in collaboration with Factory Floor with a track taken from his last album Politics Of Envy..


Guesting on vocals on three of the new album tracks is the amazing Annie Gardiner from The Hysterical Injury

I wanted a female voice on the album and was looking for someone contemporary with an attitude…. I'd encountered Annie through her amazing illustration work, and as soon as I'd checked her music out I knew straight away that her voice would fit right in on the album.


I'm in the finishing stages of mixing the new album with producer
Stu Rowe in the lighterthief bunker… It's sounding epic! It should be ready for a December release……Fingers crossed ;)