Delia Derbyshire day announcement fanfare

Yes, the next Delia Derbyshire day and short tour, celebrating the work of the electronic music pioneer and keeping the enquiry alive.

April 12th Anthony Burgess foundation, Manchester.

April 17th Hebden Bridge Trades Club.

April 19th Horse Hospital London.

April 26th Bristol Cube.

To buy tickets now before they sell out go to Skiddle (£1 fee):

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Making noise at Dean Clough

Making it (is a regular creative meeting led by a different artist on the first Wednesday of each month)
5/2/2014 with Daniel Weaver; musician and sound artist.
Noise, instant composition and sonic typography – NO PREVIOUS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. no instruments allowed.

Wednesday 5th February
IOU Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax
FREE —- RSVP to IOU by e-mail or call 01422 369217

Hosted by IOU

performance at Ruthin Craft Center

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Coming soon – the warm embrace of the Delia Darlings

In April I will join the Delia Darlings for a short tour to perform a specially commisioned new piece of music inspired by electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire.

For this I have been trawling her archives and talking with esteemed Delianist David Butler (among others). The first proposal is looking like a mechanical instrument inspired by Delia’s use of tape and colage. It will feature found objects as sound sources and attempt to create an atmospheric, theatrical and humorous work. I’ve really enjoyed the research and learning more about her worlds of TV and Theatre.  Anyone who grew up with the BBC in the 60′s and 70′s has Delia in their psyche and it’s a pleasure to be guided back there with experts.


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improv workshop at Northern School of Contemporary Dance

I will be leading this short workshop and leading into a jam with live music

I will be leading this short workshop and leading into a jam with live music

Looking at the themes connecting the senses and exploring shared vocabulary of rhythm, Tone and Phrasing.

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jellyfish herder Nov23

Next gig for me in Todmorden will be at the Lamplighter festival.Bring the kids and watch/hear me herding giant jellyfish through the streets of Todmorden.
With thingamujig theatre‎

23rd November

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Derry – solo performance Nov 16th

I have been invited to perform at a festival in Derry/Londonderry celebrating the history and good work of Echo EchoDance Company.

Solo show will feature electric guitar and home made instruments.

November 16th

see full program at


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Body Stories 19/10 – 9/11/2013

An installation at Huddersfield Art Gallery by Gerry Turvey with artists Roger Bygott and June Gersten Roberts and music by Daniel Weaver.

Installation open from Oct 19 to Nov 9th 2013 with performances on Fri Nov 8th @ 6pm. Sat Nov 9th @ 2pm FREE

The final part of Bodystories was a residency at Huddersfield Art Gallery from. A collaboration with visual artist Roger Bygott, film maker June Gersten, with choreographic direction from Vanessa Grasse, juxtaposing dance, visual art, and film. Daniel composed an evolving sound score with ever changing relation to the imagery. For the performances a version of the installation sound was programed to follow the timline of the action whilst still adding new juxtapositions at each showing.

“The film projections and soundscape brought another depth to the performance. I think the sounds felt carefully placed with imagery and movement together. Not too overbearing, nicely subtle and yet helped build atmosphere.” audience feedback

body stories

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Water workshop with Gerry Turvey 28/9/2013

Moving Waters; sat 28th Sept at Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery Leeds.

To compliment the exhibition UPSTREAM BY TRUDI ENTWISTLE (Site-specific works by artist Trudi Entwistle created throughout her artist in residence project with flagship cross-disciplinary research centre water@leeds.)

we will co-lead an participatory workshop using the exhibited work as inspiration for movement and sound. Call gallery to book a place or take a chance and turn up on the day.

(Gerry and I are currently working together on an installation at Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery.)


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More spannerman at Festival Number 6 Port Meirion

another short clip of Spannerman performing at festival no 6.

more info here or get free spannerman ringtones from

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Spannerman at Festival Number 6 Port Meirion

Really lovely spannerman gig this weekend in Wales. Festival number 6 at port Meirion.
Great crowds for the woodland trail, enthusiastic responses and smiles. Here’s a clip from later at night in the village.

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