New 2 hour world music radio show on Channel Radio (Romney Marsh, Kent) with your host James Lascelles. Starting on Tuesday, March 13th, my show "Global Tribal Music" will explore music from around the world. Come join me from 9-11pm.
Been hard at work for the last year recording 12 tracks with the Quartet. We are nearly there, partly mixed by Grammy winner John Porter and stuffed with foot-stomping, ear-catching melodies. Lyric video being made of the one song that will grace itself next to the instrumentals. Watch this space.
New album "Glasshouses" is released.
Click here to buy Glasshouses CD.
Glass Houses - The James Lascelles Quartet from ADAMARTY on Vimeo.
Quartet at Hayne
GT Moore/McGuiness Bros/Roots Connections
Reggae and folk music.
Been working with my old compadre GT Moore in Belgium and UK on his wonderful rootsy reggae tunes with Roots Connection and with the folk group McGuiness Bros playing some of those lovely and haunting Celtic jigs and airs.
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Ongoing gigs as part of Cockney Rebel and the 3 man acoustic - playing Glastonbury as well as other festivals around UK and Europe, see www.steveharley.com
I had the wonderful opportunity to play, record and perform with Andaunion, a traditional Mongolian group from Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. Over the last few years, my daughter and her partner have been filming, recording and touring with Andaunion, including performing at Womad. I met up with them and we had many a jam and coming-together of musical cultures in my music room, replete with an assortment of instruments. Needless to say, we all hit it off famously and they loved the opportunity to play with other musicians. They play the Morinhuur or horse-head fiddle quite beautifully as well as other stringed instruments from their area. They also have this amazing throat singing ability, harmonizing with themselves and producing sounds from the bowels of the stomach to a higher drone.This technique is called Hoomi and they also boast 2 well established long song singers, male and female.
Andaunion have since toured the US and UK extensively and it's very encouraging to know that they are sharing their unique musicianship and sounds with the rest of the world.
Group shot just before going onstage
European/Mediterranean/Turkish/Celtic band offering original, instrumental music. Some beautiful scales and crazy rhythyms wrapped up in a 4-piece suit! CD out entitled simply "Arteast" and gigs a-coming! Musicians involved:
Naim Karudag: Guitars (Turkish Cypriot)
Sedat Sarici: Bass, Guitar (Turkish)
Joachim Greve: Drums (German)
James Lascelles: Keys, Dulcimer, perc (Euro!)
CD available - email me for details.
TEACHING AND YOUTH EXPERIENCE
Teaching: Private piano and rhythm tuition including Jazz grades, formal harmony and theory, rhythm and improvisation. Encourage syncopation and co-ordination through drumming and percussion, as well as original compositions. Many pupils have achieved music (Jazz) scholarships and have gone on to perform and record with top acts. Always taking new, eager students. Rhythm + melody = life Workshops: Music, rhythm and movement as part of Footsbarn Theatre Travelling Company in France, India, Colombia, Ireland, Costa Rica and UK for all ages.
Music and instruments demonstration for local schools in the Japanese islands of Ogaswara. Performing Arts initiatives across the UK and Wales for Regenerate, a Community Action Trust set up for disempowered youth. Rythym appreciation for Salusbury World Refugee school in London. Lectures: Ethnic music demonstrations for UNM (University of New Mexico, US) and lectures in Santa Fe on world music travels and experiences. Performing Arts demos and talks on the importance of creativity to youth in Leeds and Wales. Radio: Resident DJ for KUNM Albuquerque, New Mexico’s University Public Radio station; hosted own devised show entitled “Global Tribal Music”. Live/on air demonstrations of ethnic instruments. Original compostions for various UK/African radio plays.
Also wrote and directed Christmas plays with music for young children in Suffolk, UK.