New interview for JazzViews

Nick Lea has just interviewed me for the JazzViews blogsite, talking about Pocket Compass and various other things, including my tour in February!

Mike Walker

In conversation with guitarist extraordinaire Mike Walker…

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You say “——“, I say “——“

You say yes

I say no

You say Bye

I say hello

So you say…

…do whatever you want!

Octave pedal?

T. rex octave pedal. Gives you octave up and octave down with a ton of control of how we use them.

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Listen again to London Jazz Festival orchestral concert

On Tuesday 18th November I performed with my quintet and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. It was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and you can listen again for several weeks.

Here’s a photo taken by Gwilym from the stage!


David Lyttle


David Lyttle is a drummer, bandleader, composer and record label boss, based in Northern Ireland… Is there anything I’ve missed David?!

We met through a mutual friend, at Sligo Jazz Festival a few years ago… I remember sitting in with David’s band and then we all got to enjoy the incredible DJ-ing of Gilles Peterson!

Here, we talk about all things musical…

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Workshop of BBC commission

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to workshop the first draft of my BBC commission for my band and the BBC Concert Orchestra… With conductor Clark Rundell guiding me through, giving me invaluable insights! Here are a few photos:

The piece is called ‘The Fox, The Parakeet & The Chestnut’ and is dedicated to the inhabitants of Blythe Hill Fields.


A few photos from Emulsion III

Dannie Price took some awesome photos for us at Emulsion III. See all of them here

… and here are a few of my favourites