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New creative project

So I am very excited to announce that I have started writing my own music again after a seriously long time.  I have been spending the intervening years improvising of course and continue to do so with The Maydays but now … Continue reading

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Heather and Joe’s road trip to Strasbourg

Yes we did it, we drove from Brighton to Strasbourg for the first Theatre d’Oignon Festival of Improvisation.  Featuring almost no footage of the festival at all, here is a little video of our experience…   Enjoy

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New musical improv comedy podcast

It’s been a while since I have posted anything here but this is an attempt to get my podcast feed back up and running. So here is our latest musical improv comedy podcast

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My favourite podcast so far

It’s been a little while since I have posted news of podcasts and things here so I thought I’d share what I think is my favourite podcast so far – Heather and Joe’s Psychadelic Singing Experiment number 2.

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Sing it! Now available

My new book, co-written with Heather Urquhart (of the Maydays) is now available to buy through our website www.musicalimprovcomedy.co.uk or by emailing us at openyourmouthandsing@gmail.com Sing it! is a beginners guide to musical improv comedy and explains some of our … Continue reading

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Heather and Joe go podding

Yes, we’ve been at the mic again for the latest in our podcasts about musical improv comedy.  If you are behind then get over here: http://www.musicalimprovcomedy.co.uk/podcasts.html If you have some understanding of itunes you can subscribe here or search for … Continue reading

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Adele-addled!

Just messed about with “Somebody like you” substituting some chords for their relative majors/minors.  Interesting results but I dont think I’ll wait for her people to phone my people to write her next hit! http://www.seechord.co.uk/2012/01/16/somebody-like-you-adele-part-2/

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Podcasts so far

Just thought I’d put links to my podcasts in one place.  Also, should get the rss feed working so you can subscribe and download any future podcasts with one click. Music Theory Podcasts The perfect cadence The Modulation 1 and … Continue reading

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Verses podcast

Heather and I have just finished our third comedy musical improv podcast.  It is here: http://www.joesamuel.co.uk/content/uploads/2011/05/Verses-final1-smaller.mp3 Do let me know if you have any feedback.

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Slapbash footage

Just found that someone has made this lovely film of the improv event, Slapbash that happened last month in the old vic tunnels.  Crazy idea trying to geyt 5 improvisation troupes together, three musicians and no director!  Somehow we pulled … Continue reading

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