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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