Debut album: Juice for the Baby is here!
After many years exclusively playing live, my award winning human, theremin and robot band Spacedog have launched our debut album. It’s called Juice for the Baby and you can listen to the whole album, download it or buy a physical CD here.
Spacedog creates live music for theremin, vocals, saw, percussion and our famous uncanny musical robots. Our work reflects our obsessions with defunct machines, faded variety acts and the darkest English folk tales.
The album is packed with my original compositions, as well as our unusual takes on some of the darkest English folksongs. We’ve been honing our live set for many years and have packed all our favourite numbers onto the album. The Electric Lullaby, For Laika and Submariner are among them – you’ll hear me playing theremin, saw and keyboards alongside Stephen Hiscock’s percussion and Jenny Angliss’ exquisite vocals.
We’re delighted to be joined by some wonderful guest voices, including the marvellous Professor Elemental, who performs an owlish number with us; anarcho-dandy pin-up Michael ‘Atters’ Attree who reads from MR James; Colin Uttley who gives a beautiful rendition of Submariner; Flora Dempsey who speaks some eerie lines from The Wife of Ushers Well and the incomparable Derren Brown, who adds poignancy to the last song on the album as he imagines stepping through his TV set and meeting flawed comic genius Tommy Cooper.
In honour of the great Cooper and his legendary attitudes to money, 25% of proceeds from this song will be going to the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. This charity helps thousands of retired entertainers in the UK who have fallen on hard times or need help due to old age or ill-health. Brinsworth House, Twickenham, Middlesex, is the Fund’s dedicated nursing home, caring for elderly members of the entertainment profession.