Chapter Three

Posted on June 3, 2014

May has always been my favourite month. My birthday sits in the middle of it and it always feels like a month of optimism and positivity. And boy what a May I’ve just had, phew! It started when Ibiza Style Magazine released the May edition with my front cover design and a really lovely article about my work. They were such a pleasure to work with and came up with some great ideas, including making some art prints of the cover and some t-shirts, which are now available at Echoamano, El Chiringuito and Coco Beach. We also auctioned the original magazine cover art at Laurelito Cafe in Jesus. An international bidder won it by phone and we raised €700 for the AECC, a Balearic charity that does so much for cancer sufferers on the Islands.

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As I mentioned in the previous blog, I was included in the wonderful Save Wild Tigers charity exhibition Thrive, held at the Sanderson in London. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the opening night and did so accompanied by my mum and dad, we got spruced up and went along. I was astounded by the level of art from other exhibitors, including Lauren Baker and Mikey Brain (both of whom have work in the Urban Spaces Hotel in Ibiza town). The project raised in total £60,000 and I was honoured to have contributed.

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As some of you might know, I’ve been known to spin the odd soul and funk tune on the decks. This year the promoter and my good pal Bob Masters asked me to join his line up of DJs for the Ibiza Soul Week held at Punta Arabi. Words can’t describe the love and positive energy generated by this fantastic event. 700 people attended, danced, laughed and smiled all week. Every DJ brought something unique to the proceedings and it was amazing to be amongst such talent like Dr Bob Jones, Jeff Young, Eddie Piller, Terry Jones and many more. In honour of the event, I produced this poster as limited art prints:

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As well as the Soul week, another DJing dream came true when I was asked to stand in for Willy Graff in the Funky Room at Pacha. So alongside the legendary DJ Pippi and hosted by Vaughan Afrika, I played two consecutive Fridays, incredible! Staying with music, a pal and I are due to release tracks on the new Chapter Records label. We managed to record vocals from the amazingly talented Coco Malone. What a pleasure it was to work with Coco and be able to show her around the Island. I’ll be producing some limited artwork for the cover of the vinyl run. Can’t wait until everything’s ready and pressed – watch this space! My pal and fellow Essential Ibiza blogger The Hogman, asked me to “pimp his ride”, the new Love Truck that will be servicing events throughout the summer. He wanted a flowery, hippy vibe so I got stuck into it with gusto, in the hope of getting some of his legendary cuisine down my neck! Pictures of the finished truck will be seen soon, but here’s a preview…

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May was just so packed full of wonderful and creative moments, but I’m happily looking forward to June, to my personal exhibition and loads more…
Peace, love and funk’n’soul x