Chapter Three

    May has always been my favourite month. My birthday sits in the middle of
    it and it always feels like a month of optimism and positivity. And boy
    what a May I’ve just had, phew! It started when Ibiza Style Magazine
    released the May edition with my front cover design and a really lovely
    article about my work. They were such a pleasure to work with and came up
    with some great ideas, including making some art prints of the cover and
    some t-shirts, which are now available at Echoamano, El Chiringuito and
    Coco Beach. We also auctioned the original magazine cover art at Laurelito
    Cafe in Jesus. An international bidder won it by phone and we raised €700
    for the AECC, a Balearic charity that does so much for cancer sufferers on
    the Islands.


    As I mentioned in the previous blog, I was included in the wonderful Save
    Wild Tigers charity exhibition Thrive, held at the Sanderson in London. I
    was lucky enough to be able to attend the opening night and did so
    accompanied by my mum and dad, we got spruced up and went along. I was
    astounded by the level of art from other exhibitors, including Lauren
    Baker and Mikey Brain (both of whom have work in the Urban Spaces Hotel in
    Ibiza town). The project raised in total £60,000 and I was honoured to
    have contributed.


    As some of you might know, I’ve been known to spin the odd soul and funk
    tune on the decks. This year the promoter and my good pal Bob Masters
    asked me to join his line up of DJs for the Ibiza Soul Week held at Punta
    Arabi. Words can’t describe the love and positive energy generated by this
    fantastic event. 700 people attended, danced, laughed and smiled all week.
    Every DJ brought something unique to the proceedings and it was amazing to
    be amongst such talent like Dr Bob Jones, Jeff Young, Eddie Piller, Terry
    Jones and many more. In honour of the event, I produced this poster as
    limited art prints:


    As well as the Soul week, another DJing dream came true when I was asked
    to stand in for Willy Graff in the Funky Room at Pacha. So alongside the
    legendary DJ Pippi and hosted by Vaughan Afrika, I played two consecutive
    Fridays, incredible! Staying with music, a pal and I are due to release
    tracks on the new Chapter Records label. We managed to record vocals from
    the amazingly talented Coco Malone. What a pleasure it was to work with
    Coco and be able to show her around the Island. I’ll be producing some
    limited artwork for the cover of the vinyl run. Can’t wait until
    everything’s ready and pressed – watch this space! My pal and fellow
    Essential Ibiza blogger The Hogman, asked me to “pimp his ride”, the new
    Love Truck that will be servicing events throughout the summer. He wanted
    a flowery, hippy vibe so I got stuck into it with gusto, in the hope of
    getting some of his legendary cuisine down my neck! Pictures of the
    finished truck will be seen soon, but here’s a preview…


    May was just so packed full of wonderful and creative moments, but I’m
    happily looking forward to June, to my personal exhibition and loads
    Peace, love and funk’n’soul x