An improvisation feedback project using electric guitars, bass, drums, theremin and pedals. Featuring Neil Smith, Nik Young, David Hopkinson, Rasha Shaheen.
We have currently played one show which featured Daisy Palmer on drums.
Rottenmeats review of Cooler gig
Not the brain dripping out of your ears, feedback set I expected from this new incarnation of the Liftmen – The Tunnel Toughs, but never the less the shapes they were putting out were beautifully fragmented, cast from an unusual palette. It must be said, Rasha and company sure play a wide field with a deft hand, as nifty sonic textures bled circuit saturated colours , sometimes all solid bass boom, others, loose and wobbly full of scar tissue... I swear when you closed your eyes it didn't sound like it was made from guitar/drums etc at all. They took the sound to interesting places, that dot / dash punctuating at the end of their set, was like a comedy makeover of one of John Cage's prepared pieces, pianos replaced by depth charged spanners... a musical moment I'll never fail to forget... and there's me thinking there wasn't enough humour in music.
Tunnel Toughs links: Myspace
One off collaborations
Past session musician work
Microsillon / Sophia Alexander / John Baggott / Ali Chant / Nothing's Clear / Angel Tech / The MT / Wedge / Yasser Rashid / Tom Marshman & Elaine Kordys / The Pick Team / Guy Bartell / Slo Mo
From Indie Pop to Dark Electronica
This is the Kit / Rozi Plain / Bucky / Anika / Morningstar / Nik Young / The Jukes / Patrick Duff / Gerard Langley / Solar Mumuns / Invisible Pair of Hands / Moonflowers / Nick Porsche / Yara El-Sherbini / Clare Thornton / Dee Kalakoti / Phil Minton / b-fax / War Against Sleep / Twocsinak / Rainbohemians
Playing Bass, Vocals, Guitar or Synth
Click on the links to hear samples of song or learn more about the people I have had the pleasure of working with