Manchester bound…


Free wifi on buses here really helps the miles fly by.


Ian’s learning alot about me, whether he likes it or not ;-)

Bye Brighton, We'll Miss You!!

Said goodbye to Brighton early this morning and jumped on the train bound for Bristol (home of Banksy). Brighton treated me/us/AXXONN well. I had a goodtime hanging with Jeff (our promoter) and his friends, a good solo and a solid inaugural UK AXXONN set last night. The support acts, The Vainglories and Power Up were inspiring, truly talented!!

‘Last Night’ outside the venue.
Big Dog (Ian) and I re-united in Brighton, straight to the pier for donuts.
Mr. Corpse Reminder (on the train bound for Bristol)
We both play solos tonight, Ian’s 1st ever Ambrose Chapel set (possibly his first solo ever) and then we’ll cap the night off with an improv. AXXONN set at 1/2 speed (doomish)

1 Down, 24 to Go!

Had my first solo gig last night. It went down well, sold some CD’s and the promoter was happy. I’m really looking forward to refining it more throughout the course of this tour.


Brighton really is spectacular.


…more of the famous Pier.


This is my UK replacement for Egg Nog, it’s delicous. Well it does say there right on the packaging “tastiest ever!”


Where I played last night, Komedia Studio Bar.


My set up (taken during sound check)

First UK gig tonight!

I have my first (ever) UK gig tonight, really itching to get into it.

Here some more pics from my walk around Brighton yesterday.

Is it too early to call?

So I’ve been in the UK now for 36 hours and feel fine, I think I might have avoided jet lag?!! I hope. Through the use of my caffeine addition I’ve been able to stay awake at the right times and asleep when everyone else is. I head to Brighton tomor. in preparation for my first gig on Thursday night, really looking forward to playing.

1st day in London

Not too much to report but have had a pretty fun intro to London life through the eyes of good friend Jerome who’s kindly putting me up for a few days.



Hanging on the same street OASIS shot there album cover (What’s the story) morning glory? It did bring a smile to my face…

Obligatory Fish’n’Chips (very tasty and cheap)


Where I’m staying – Hackney Downs



Jerome and I (Train Spotting)

Kuala Lumpur Layover

Coffee in a styrofoam cup, bad for the environment but damn I love it.

somewhere over Indonesia (i’m guessing)































At first I thought this layover was going to be what would kill me but it’s been perfect, just enough time to recover before the final leg into London. I’ve had a swim, a massage and some tasty food so I’m pretty charged…. not sure where Ian is? but we were in this town for the same time (we failed to sync watched before
we left Oz) at some stage.

Far-&-well Brisbane, Australia

As some of you may or may not know, I leave tomorrow morning around 6am headed for London. I’m off on a pretty decent tour of the UK and EUROPE over some 7 1/2 weeks. This tour sees me take in a bunch of solo shows and a huge amount of shows with my two piece band AXXONN – check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/axxonn1 /http://www.axxonnband.blogspot.com )

These are our tour dates:

10 Jul 2009 AXXONN Farewell Show-EP Launch, w/ Turnpike – Step Inn

16 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Komedia Studio Bar (Tom Hall only) w/ Oroku Saki
17 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Basement
18 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Cube Cinema
19 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Corner w/ worriedaboutsatan + TBC
21 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Good Ship w/ Psychedelic Desert (Osaka), Bo Ningen and Gish
22 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Catch 22
23 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Cafe Oto (Tom Hall only) w/ Jodi Cave, Organ Octet
25 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Live Art Shop (as Tom Hall / Ambrose Chapel) w/ Jodi Cave (12K)
28 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: 13th Note

29 Jul 2009 EURO TOUR: Circondario Su, Italy
31 Jul 2009 EURO TOUR: Orthogarden, Italy
2 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Farm (Festival),
3 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: House Show
7 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Loophole, Germany
10 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Madame Claude, Germany
11 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Wendel (as Tom Hall / Ambrose Chapel), Germany
12 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Hörbar, Germany
17-23 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Worm, Rotterdam

24 Aug 2009 UK TOUR: Chameleon, Angel Row, Nottingham
27 Aug 2009 UK TOUR: Horse Hospital, London

Keep you eye on this blog as I will be posting here regularly

Far-&-well to Brisbane and Australia

As some of you may or may not know, I leave tomorrow morning around 6am headed for London. I’m off on a pretty decent tour of the UK and EUROPE over some 7 1/2 weeks. This tour sees me take in a bunch of solo shows and a huge amount of shows with my two piece band AXXONN – check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/axxonn1 / http://www.axxonnband.blogspot.com )

These are our tour dates:

10 Jul 2009 AXXONN Farewell Show-EP Launch, w/ Turnpike – Step Inn

16 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Komedia Studio Bar (Tom Hall only) w/ Oroku Saki
17 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Basement
18 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Cube Cinema
19 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Corner w/ worriedaboutsatan + TBC
21 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Good Ship w/ Psychedelic Desert (Osaka), Bo Ningen and Gish
22 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Catch 22
23 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Cafe Oto (Tom Hall only) w/ Jodi Cave, Organ Octet
25 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Live Art Shop (as Tom Hall / Ambrose Chapel) w/ Jodi Cave (12K)
28 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: 13th Note

29 Jul 2009 EURO TOUR: Circondario Su, Italy
31 Jul 2009 EURO TOUR: Orthogarden, Italy
2 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Farm (Festival),
3 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: House Show
7 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Loophole, Germany
10 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Madame Claude, Germany
11 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Wendel (as Tom Hall / Ambrose Chapel), Germany
12 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Hörbar, Germany
17-23 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Worm, Rotterdam

24 Aug 2009 UK TOUR: Chameleon, Angel Row, Nottingham
27 Aug 2009 UK TOUR: Horse Hospital, London


Left of Left – Now running….

I’m happy to say ‘Left of Left‘ is finally up and running, after months of studio preparation it is nice to see the work in action. Last night the blinds were pulled at The Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts and Left of Left started living, eating and breathing. Simply based on Peripheral Spaces from various environments I’ve been in the past years, Left of Left extends on the recomposition of the video and sound gathered from these areas by allowing the content itself to control its manipulation through the creation of an audio/video feedback loop. In combination with this the work responds to it’s surroundings monitoring people and movement in and around the space, using realtime and pre-recorded footage from that same space and placing it back into the pool of imagery from which the work can develop/draw upon.

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Left of Left accumulates into a live closing night performance at 8pm on June 27th tickets available here: http://www.jwcoca.qld.gov.au/02_cal/details.asp?ID=679