Radio 1 session with Tallia Storm


Some time ago I recorded a simple acoustic guitar track for a young singer. She had an incredible voice, the song was great, and while they were quite specific about what wanted they were happy with the track and I didn’t think much more about it until months later, when I got an email asking whether I’d be interested in playing guitar for her at a gig at Battersea Power Station.

Being a huge Pink Floyd fan I was excited to play within the hallowed chimneys, the date came around and after a rehearsal and the performance at this star-studded gala event I realised she had something a bit special. More events followed with me accompanying on acoustic guitar, including some once in a lifetime occurrences in New York, and the other week we did a session at BBC Radio 1 where she announced that she’d signed with Virgin. Creative boss Ron Fair (Pussycat Dolls, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera) was there, and between interviews we played a couple of new songs, with innovative percussionist/drummer Adam Falkner doing his usual great job on cajon and various other bits.

The Newsbeat video is online, you can see me doing my gormless camera face and see the interviews. It’s an amazing story really.

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