One way or another I have been performing since I was a young kid but it wasn't till I started writing that I got seriously interested in music so except for early experiences almost all my performing has been as part of a writing project, this is also partly because my skills as a player are far less than as a writer/producer!

Go to the History page to find out about previous live projects.


By far my main reason for getting off my chair, Orchid-Star have now been performing for over a decade, with anything from 3 to 10 people on stage, depending on space, budget and availability.

Orchid-Star live

The current principal 8-piece line-up comprises members from England, France, Australia
You can hear plenty of music extracts here, see live pictures here, join our mailing list or book us here or just go to for it all.

with Kwali Kumara

My 2015 album with Kwali Kumara - Exalted - looks set to be the start of a long-running working relationship (we are hoping to start soon on a second album). Plans to take the material out live on any regular basis have had to be out on hold for the impending arrival of Kwali's second child but we did manage to get out and do a 'trial' gig at Drum Camp festival in 2015.

Kwali Kumara
Nathassia Devine

From her first gig in summer 2014 through to mid-2015 I performed with Nathassia Devine on keyboards and vocal fx after working on her album Cosmic

Nathassia Devine live
N'Faly Kouyaté

In 2012, while working with N'Faly Kouyaté on his album Change we took the tracks out for 3 gigs at the Singapore Grand Prix as a 2-piece, before he put a full band together.

N'Faly Kouyate live
with Samantha Ray

In 2012 I also took track from my opera fusion project with Samantha Ray out live at Waveform Festival.

Live at Waveform with Samantha Ray

I will also be starting rehearsing with exceptional singer Psibindi summer 2016, with the intention of taking my new album Unexpected Pleasures out live. Psibindi co-wrote and sang on one of the stand-out tracks Mera Dil but has also agreed to perform some of the other tracks.

Go to the History page to find out about previous live projects - Glow and Vers la Flamme.

Journey of the Soul @ Club Colosseum
Pathaan's Musical Rickshaw @ Big Chill House
New Age
Darbucka, London
Bingly Bongly
One Tribe
Sofa Sundaze
InSpiral Lounge
491 Gallery
Planet Bob's Chai Emporium

Orchid-Star gigs have included the following events/venues

Glastonbury Festival (Croissant Neuf, Small World, Tadpole and ID Spiral stages)
Glade Festival (ID Spiral, One Tribe, Liquid stages)
Wychwood Festival
Waveform Festival (5 years in a row)
Big Green Gathering
Boom Festival, Portugal
Art-Dance, Vladivostok, Russia
Hadra Festival, France
Sunrise Festival
Offworld Festival
Out Of The Ordinary Festival
Antiworld Festival
Kingston Green Fair
Chilled in a Field
Streatham Festival
Puravida Weekender
The Bowl Festival (Crystal Palace)
London Green Lifestyle Show
Archangel City Breaks
Break The Mold
London Festival of Tantra
The Synergy Project
Acid Monkey (3 New Years in a row)
The Synergy Centre
Planet Angel
Planet Angel Chilled
Alpha Omega