TVG 90 Competition – I came third!

October 4, 2022

Of interest to Bodhran Geeks/Southern Indian Music Fusion Freaks/Supporters of Men in Man Caves/People in People Caves….

So I am delighted to say that I came third in a global Southern Indian online drumming competition!


I had to send a video of me playing a composition by TVG (see below) in round one, and then I got to the final and the 9 finalists were sent a brand new composition which we had about 3 days to learn. Then we had to send a video of us playing the read more

Sun Ra Says…

April 17, 2022

Yes this is total showing off…. but fuck it…

Memories of Studying with Joe Morello

April 8, 2022

I recorded these for an interview for a research thing. It was fun so I thought I’d put them up here. I was in Ghana and during the recording I get interrupted by my wife, nearly burn down the hotel room, there’s a lizard, and my wife read more

Lindsay L Cooper’s A Madman’s Approach To Music

February 19, 2021

This is a beautiful music manifesto/poem from the  sorely missed wonderful person and musician – Scottish bass and tuba player Lindsay Cooper.

To see the pdf click here

Playtime Interval Interview: Bonus extras

February 1, 2021

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft – Good bits that couldn’t fit into the interviews with Greg Lawson, Haftor Medböe, and Paul Towndrow. With Tom Bancroft

Playtime Interval Interview 18: Playtime Interval Interview

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews Dutch musician Jorrit – who is based in Boston – about being Dutch, jazz and improvised music as a form of resistance and protest, and reflect on the Multi Story Karma Park gig from 1997 – which featured Jorrit and Martyn Bennett (who died 16 years ago today) amongst many others – with some video footage from that gig featuring Martyn.. It is beautiful!

Playtime Interval Interview 17: David Berkman

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews New York’s David Berkman ahead of him joining Playtime for a live remote transatlantic improv session on January 29th at 8.15pm GMT (3.15 EST. and 1.15 pm PST. Find the livestream on YouTube read more

Playtime Interval Interview 16: Haftor Medböe

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews wonderful guitarist and human Haftor Medböe for his Playtime Livestream. Hear the concert at

Playtime Interval Interview 15: 2020 Round Up

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft rounds up the Playtime year with Martin Kershaw and Mario Caribé

Playtime Interval Interview 14: Greg Lawson

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews Greg Lawson of Moishe’s Bagel ahead of their gig at Playtime live-streamed from Pathhead Village Hall. There is flirting, there is hair tossing…