Monday 19 November 2012

Pickering Place

  Pickering Place: it's the smallest square in London, you know

Not for the first time in my life, events appear to be moving a tad faster than I would like. Not only is there a house move to fit in before Chr*stm*s, but there's also the small matter of releasing my first EP.

Pickering Place will, all things being equal, be on sale from the second week in December (I signed off the artwork today - hence the cutting guides seen here). Comprising four JM originals & a Slade cover, and priced at a mere Lady, it will make the perfect stocking filler and/or shaving mirror.

If I was a major Hip Hop recording star I would now be thanking everyone from The Lord God Almighty down to the shoe shine guy on the corner of 32nd and Lafayette. However, I would just like to thank James Medd. His guitar playing was so sublime I nearly gave him a co-write. Nearly.

Watch this space in the coming weeks for release details, downloads, tour dates, TV tie-ins, record shop signings, kissing of babies, supermarket openings, etc. I will also be thanking, properly, my producer, Carl, and the other fine musicians who can be heard on this small but perfectly formed Extended Play.

John Medd: When The Sun Comes Up


  1. Very good, sir. Covering such a Slade gem is ultra cool, of course.

  2. Thank you SB and thank you to Jim Lea for giving me copyright clearance. It's the B-Side to Gudby t'Jane, the first single I ever bought. The original was all crashing guitars, footstomping and mirrored top hats. My version, on the other hand, doesn't have any of those things.

  3. I had many musician friends in the 80s & 90s and nurtured ambitions to ask them to help me record a few of my own scribblings. It nearly happened a couple of times, but I never quite made it. Congratulations on making your dream a reality.

    Your version of the Slade tune may not have the mirrors, guitars and stomping, but at least you managed to locate the elusive 'H' that went missing all those years ago.

  4. Looking forward to getting hold of one of these...

  5. I deliberated for an age whether to use the existing spelling: I Won't Let It 'Appen Agen. In the end I guess I bottled it!

  6. Lovely! And some top-quality picking, to boot. Congratulations to you and your nimble-fingered nipper. Hope the house move goes well.