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Interviewed on Radio Richard
The great record producer and arranger Richard Niles (and dear friend) interviewed me for his podcast "Radio Richard"
No.1s are like buses. You wait ages for one........
Number Ones are like buses. You wait ages for one then two come along in close succession. I'm very pleased to score the 25th No.1 of my career as K-Pop sensations BTS hit the top spot in the US Billboard 100. Produced by David Stewart, I recorded the Trumpet parts in my studio at the bottom of the garden and then emailed them to him. That's my kind of commute, folks. Though it's my 25th, I still get a buzz every time. Especially the US No.1s.
My 24th Number One!!
Today sees me score my 24th UK Number 1 with the new Paul Weller album 'On Sunset' It's only his 5th so he's got a bit of catching up to do! Haha 😂
Seriously, it was great to work with him again after playing with The Style Council way back in 1982 and happy to see he's not lost his touch.
Click on the button below to see a short video of us making the album.
Snake Davis Trio - Pizza Express Jazz Club Tour
The end of January sees us back at the Pizza Express Jazz Clubs in Soho, Maidstone & Birmingham. Always great venues to play, we'll be delivering the usual menu of mellow music infused with Jazz, Soul & Pop.
For details and booking, click below....
Swing Out Sister Philippine Dates Announced!
Today we made the news! CNN announced our shows in the Philippines. they come straight after our tour of Japan - while we're in that neck of the woods.
Support act is Sybil, apparently. I remember playing on one of her albums back in 1996. Not sure if she'll remember though.
Happy New Year!!!
Happy New Year everyone and I hope it's a great year for you all. The first half of 2020 is going to mainly be about Swing Out Sister for me. Not so much a tour but a series of short forays, starting with a Jazz Cruise in the Caribbean, if you don't mind!
I'm very happy to be back playing with such a great bunch of people.
Lisa Stansfield Affection Tour 2019
Tomorrow sees the start of rehearsals for the Lisa Stansfield Affection tour which will take us across 30 cities in 10 countries and almost 14,000 kms. As it's the 30th Anniversary of the release of the Affection album, we will be playing the whole album live on stage (with a few more of the hits thrown in for good measure). I will be doing my usual daily video blog which you can keep up with by following the link. Wish me luck!
Snake Davis Trio Tour
The beginning of October sees another tour of the Snake Davis Trio, one of my most favourite things to do. As usual we'll be taking in the sights while we travel around the country, including an appearance at the famous Marsden Jazz Festival, one of the leading Jazz festivals in the UK - which also happens to sit right on the border of the South Pennines and the Peak District. A truly stunning part of the country.
Return of the Space Trumpet
I was very happy to be back on stage with Jamiroquai at On Blackheath -after a 20+ year gap. It was just like the old days - except with a MUCH better rider 😉. The band was tight and Jay was on absolute top form.
The day was made doubly special for me as I also played earlier in the day with my most favouritest band, Swing Out Sister.
On Blackheath.... twice!
26 years after we recorded "Emergency On Planet Earth" and 20 years since I last played on stage with Jay, I'm very happy to be performing with Jamiroquai tomorrow at the On Blackheath Festival. Said happiness will be doubled by the fact that I will also be playing with my favourite band "Swing Out Sister" at the same festival. On the same day.
26 years after my first appearance at Glastonbury (with Jamiroquai, in case you're wondering) I'll be making my 4th (or maybe 5th?) with Marti Pellow tomorrow on the Acoustic Stage.
Part of the "Summer of Love" Tour we're all looking forward to a nice sweltering show, in a tent.... in the 35º heat....dressed in black.
I'm sure we will be feeling it in our fingers. And in our Toes......
Horn Camp 2019: The Movie
What an amazing week we had at Horn Camp 2019!! As it was the first time that we had run it, we were a little nervous as to how it would turn out.
However, much to our delight the feedback we got was beyond what we could have hoped for and it seems everyone concerned (including Snake & I) had the most fun-filled and fabulous week.
So much so that, a large number of them have signed up for Horn Camp 2020!!
So, with that in mind, we have decided to run TWO Horn Camps next year.
You can click on the button below for details but, in the meantime, click on the image on the left to get a flavour of Horn Camp 2019.
Snake Davis Trio becomes a Quartet for the night
On our May mini-tour we were delighted to be joined by our old friend Corinne Drewery of Swing Out Sister at the show in Louth. Originally from Louth, Corinne came up and sang a few of the Jobim tunes in the set..... we even cobbled together a quick version of 'Breakout', much to the clear satisfaction of the sold-out audience. We all agreed it was such fun and........ you never know when it might happen again 😉
Preparations are now well under way for the 2019 Horn Camp. For the first year running, my good pal Snake Davis and I will be taking half a dozen Trumpet and Sax players to spend a week in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains playing, talking and studying all things brass. From the 5th to the 11th May we'll be chewing the cud and annoying the neighbours. Keep an eye on social media for a running commentary on how it's going.......
After 35 years.........!
35 years after the global success of "Breakout" and the No.1 Album from which it came, I'm beyond excited to be back playing and touring with my old friends Swing Out Sister.
Following the original success of the Album, I spent 5 very happy years touring with them before joining Level 42. Now , to celebrate this, quite frankly astonishing anniversary, we are off to Japan with pretty much the original line-up. Not only do I love the music but I also love the people so, as you can imagine, there's going to be fun and games. I might even do a video blog..........
Snake Davis Trio hit the Road.......
After a couple of weeks off I'm back on the road again. This time with the Snake Davis Trio.
My Boa-like buddy and I are joined by our old pal Mark Cresswell on guitar as we bring you an evening of beautiful tunes and mellow music.
There's still a handful of tickets left for some of the shows so, why not pop along if we're in your area.
Questions were asked in the House.........
Following on from the recent "Sound of Silence'"campaign when the Musicians Union asked me to speak on their behalf to BBC Radio stations nationwide about the shrinking opportunities for children from poorer backgrounds to learn an instrument in school, I was invited to put the case to a House of Commons inquiry into social mobility in the Arts.
So, off I trundled to the Houses of Parliament and I told them what I thought. Makes a change from my usual audience of unsuspecting strangers and old ladies at the bus stop.
Check out the picture. 3 MPs, 2 Lords and a tubby little Trumpeter.
Five Goooooooold Riiiiingggsss.........
The Reviews are IN!!!
So, after the first run of my two-man, one-man show "Blown It!", what did the public make of it? Did they enjoy it! Was it a success? Will there be more?
Find out for yourself..........
"Blown It!" - Tales from a life in the Music Industry
This is the first in a series of regional tours of my two man, one man show where I share tales of life in the studio and on the road.
I've been kidnapped by the Japanese Mafia, shot at in Manila, court marshalled by the Captain of the QE2 and much more. There'll be stories galore and a chance to ask questions about anything you like. Find out about the making of your favourite record or what it's like to spend weeks on the road with a bunch of strange and dysfunctional musicians.
If you live in or near the North of England, why not pop along and say hi?
Lisa Stansfield US Tour 2018 - Daily Video Blog
In a change from the usual drill, rather than a daily written blog from on the road, I will be posting a daily video blog. A Vlog, if you will.....
A behind the scenes look at the daily routine, for better or worse, of being on the road in the USA. Expect fun, despair and everything in between!