Monday, 21 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day Seventeen


Another live one from Maida Vale

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day Sixteen

What's Christmas without a Bond theme?

Monday, 14 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day Fourteen


The Biggest Mistake (live from Maida Vale studios!)

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day Twelve


Hotel Room - Richard Hawley Cover

Friday, 11 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day Nine


A home recording taken from a split seven inch single I did with Tokyo Police Club

Monday, 7 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day Eight

A couple of carols I recorded last Christmas. Sorry about the really out of tune note on 'biiiiirth'!



Oh Holy Night



Silent Night

Advent Calendar - Day Seven


I Believe in You

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day Five


I Should Have Loved You More (Strings Version)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day Two

My trusty 8-track and I bring you.....'It's a Sin' by The Pet Shop Boys

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day One



The Longest Time - by Billy Joel


TG xx

Friday, 27 November 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Fashion & Textiles Museum

Just trying to decide on outfits for Friday's gig at the 60s exhibition. Hmmmmmmm........

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Home Recording Number 2 - Can't Say No

I'm afraid that when the mp3 is uploaded to divshare it loses a lot of quality!

Another little work in progress for you....



Hope you like it

TG x

Friday, 13 November 2009

Home Recording Number 1 - Thorn in my Side

This is a strange little song. It has been flying around my head since I finished making the album. I'm not sure I'll ever use it for anything but it's good practice for me to actually finish songs, I'm always starting things I don't get round to finishing. It's the only twee-ish song that I've written over the past few months. All the rest are quite dark/melancholy.

Excuse the vocals, I still have a terrible cold. And my home studio is still not together so it's recorded on the trusty but lo-fi 8-track.

Here's the full version:



And here's the stripped down version:



All constructive criticism is gratefully received. I want this to be an album for you.

TG xx

Friday, 6 November 2009

Album Number 2

Album number 2 is turning out to be quite diverse. So far I have four or five songs, each one completely different from the last. It's quite a bit darker than the first and will be much more lo-fi in it's production, seeing that I will be recording it myself.

I'll be recording it at home which means no live drums, I don't think the neighbours would like that you see. It's all quite exciting, yet scary. I'll let you hear some bits and pieces soon.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Skyscrapers and Scots in Kong Hong

I can honestly say that Hong Kong is the most amazing place I've been to on my Theoretical Girl travels so far. Glorious weather, amazing architecture, history, a mad mix of different cultures and a hotel room with no fourth or seventh floor, the star movies channel (I hasten to add that this is not a naughty channel) and sausages with noodles for breakfast! All made even better by the fact that the promoters, Jane and Mike, were the loveliest people.



On stage at Rockschool


Lovely interviews in the hotel lobby


More lovely interviews








I'll be back in Asia next year......

Saturday, 24 October 2009

2D TG

video

Mr Spacey



I was taken to see Inherit the Wind as a little birthday treat today at the beautiful 191-year old Old Vic theatre. Kevin Spacey has such amazing stage presence and comic timing and they do a pretty mean interval ice-cream, orange and mascarpone.

TG x

Friday, 23 October 2009

Hong Kong and Mr Choi


The amazing promoters of my upcoming gig in Hong Kong have been working away informing the people of Hong Kong about the show. They have made a life size, which admittedly is still pretty small, cardboard cut out me, who has been busking across the city. You can see a still from the video above. There I am with Mr Choi the doorman of the promoters building. What a legend he must be.

A video of my busking will be up on this blog soon.

TG x

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Bizarre things are afoot



A very nice young lady sent me a myspace message informing me that she had just seen my face on a t-shirt in River Island.

I find this bizarre beyond words.

TG x