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When I Met You

When I Met You                    Director: Devon Dickson     Available From: Back to the Sea
The spooky coincidences on this shoot confounded us all, our artist taxi driver drove me home after the last rainy night shoot and spoke to me about his long-lost love who was an actress and how he hoped she would one day get in his cab and he could say sorry for the way things ended ... of course, of all the humans I had been emailing that morning.. it was her,  jaw droppingly odd!  I profoundly love everyone in this video.

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Rules of Love

Rules of Love                        Director:  Eve Mahoney      Available from: Back to the Sea 
This was the biggest production of all the videos so far, filmed over three days, three cameras, millions of lights, a three-storey venue, about thirty supporting artists.  The original venue fell through about three days before we were due to shoot and somehow it was all for the best!

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Three Sixes

Three Sixes                        Director:  Richard Morel    Available from: Back to the Sea

I met Richard at a gig of a mutual friend, we spoke about an idea for a video.. we spoke a bit more, a bit more.. Then out of the blue Richard stated that he had built a space ship in his house and he was ready to film.. He really had built a space ship interior!!  In his house!!!  A massive spaceship set with sliding doors and a light system!!!

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I Am Your Home

I Am Your Home                   Director:  Matthew Lynch    Available from:  Back to the Sea          

The premiss for this video happened one night in darkest Hackney waiting for a bus, two very animated teen boys got on the bus and messed with the passengers stomping through the bus, gesticulating, unnerving everyone and then it became apparent they were signing in huge dramatic gestures talking about the bus riders and it was strange and beautiful and theatrical and abstract and then this evolved into our video... 

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Not Here Yet

Not Here Yet                        Director.  Sam Willard        Available from:  Back to the Sea        

Drive to the Isle of Wight, can we borrow a boat?  Thanks, but it's quite far from where we need to shoot, no problem, we will pull it with our bare hands, yes, just three of us, pull this really heavy boat across sand, yes.  How cold is it?  Quite cold, like the coldest evening ever?  Yes..  Film, film, looks amazing, but why is the boat taking on so much water?  Boat has a bung that was not left with boat when borrowed,  so boat has a considerable hole in it..  Film faster, faster...  Yes..

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Back to the Sea

Back to the Sea     Director. Paul Whitby/Alyssa Moxley      Available from:  Back to the Sea

I went to Santorini for a week to take part in an exhibition in a castle on a hill curated by Alyssa Moxley. A very magical place with wildest seascapes, blood red cliffs, huge canyons with caves in them staring down at me as I walked, lead by a local dog, who collected me once a day and took me out!  It seemed fitting to film the landscape and to include the sense of spells drifting across the terrain.  Back in the UK Paul Whitby reimagined the footage as some revolution of self and edited the footage blending it with bleached out sunsets and skies .. 

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Weekend Love

Weekend Love                      Director:  Tom Tyrwhitt        Available from:  Gone Before Morning

The hardest working band, play this song over and over, the play back was SO SO LOUD.  Tom and I have been friends for the longest time and worked together on his feature Hush our Mouth, I wrote the score for the film and travelled to festivals with him, including a film festival in Zlin, Czech, where he won loads of awards for the movie.  Myself and John Robertson (guitars) played songs from the film on the highest outside terrace in Europe at the time, we were higher than bats, higher than clouds, I have extreme vertigo..  There are pictures..

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Someone in Love

Someone in Love                   Director:  Chloe Thomas     Available from:  Gone Before Morning

The version of this song is one of the very first recordings I made, Brian O'Shaughnessy recorded it brilliantly at Bark studios so we used his version rather than the one recorded with the rest of the album at Real World, also recorded brilliantly.. This video is all filmed in a studio I lived in called the Briggs Building in Dalston.  Chloe and I worked together on several projects as actor and director...  Work with your friends, it's the best!  The home page of this site is a photograph from that shoot by James Alexander.  So many reoccurring humans in this career.

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Calling for Love

Calling for Love                     Director:  Finbar Mallon        Available from:  In Case of Emergency

My first official video, paid for by Reveal Records for the second single from my debut 'In Case of Emergency'.  Shot in my friend's house where I was staying.  This was the first collision of careers, a film crew filming me, happened lots before, but this time it was for a song that I had written and recorded.
For a long time, the two parts of my creative life were so separate, properly a secret from each other, this was the start of that changing...

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