About: Smiling Knives at the Midi Festival 2014
My work follows in the folk tradition of telling stories through song. Thematically (in my case) this can include just about anything from what happened to the Mary Celeste, Northern Soul Music, Alien Invasions and, in my latest work, the story of the love affair between UK photographer, David Bailey and model, Jean Shrimpton - anything goes. I try to capture the spirit and emotion of the subject, looking at the world through a different lens, using a little spare poetry to develop the dynamic. In the end though it is just about words and music, both of which I hope you enjoy.