Belas Knap: Compilation Release

Guidance Records release their download compilation album Belas Knap on Saturday 19 March 2011. The download only album will be available through Bandcamp for a minimum price of £3 – all money being donated to the British Red Cross Japan tsunami appeal. The album features 12 tracks, including unreleased music from a few of my projects; July Skies, She Woke At Cirencester and Juliasette. The album is available in FLAC or multi MP3 format, you decide.

Thank you for your support in advance.


'Birds Fly South For Winter'





2010 was a particularly good year for field recordings. The highlight was capturing the sound of Nightingales one night in May on Salthouse Common, Norfolk.


For Freddie Phillips

A video to our track For Freddie Phillips has turned up:

A special mention also to Brian Cant.

Kissing Under Willows (demo)

Kissing Under Willows early demo recorded September 2009. Original version will appear on the fifth July Skies album A Day In The Country.
Kissing Under Willows (demo) by July Skies

The Village Compass



My good friend Ben Holton from epic45 releases his debut solo album as My Autumn Empire on the 21 September 2010. The album is called The Village Compass and released on the Japanese Thomason Sounds label. Wayside and Woodland will also be issuing a UK version of the album in the near future.

Play Hours and Half Holidays

There are a couple of free downloads from an occasional project with Ben Holton on the Play Hours and Half Holidays page.

10.07.10 - Live at Bridges, Shropshire, UK


Epic45 and July Skies will be playing a very special gig in the splendor of the Shropshire countryside on Saturday 10 July .

This will be the last Epic45 gig for sometime and July Skies will be supporting as a 5 piece. Set amidst some of the finest countryside in Shropshire, and with several footpaths leading virtually to its door, The Horseshoe Inn is atmospheric as the evening falls and the perfect place to escape.

Real ale, fine food, friendly owners and riverside camping is available onsite. Alternatively, a YHA is available just round the corner. Come and join us for an evening in the countryside!! Oh and…ITS FREE!!!

The nearest railway station is at Church Stretton with Bridges being approximately 6 miles away (looks like cycling or taxis only thereafter).

(7.30pm – 11.30pm)

The Horseshoe Inn
Tel: 01588 650260

Waiting To Land - Live Recording 09.04.05

An audience recording of a live performance of  ’Waiting To Land’ in Birmingham from 2005. Cheers to Ryan Foster for capturing the track and Rob Strong for sending it on.

Players: Ben Holton – Electric Guitar, Rob Glover – Electric Guitar, Antony Harding – Electric Guitar, Stefan Marangoci – Drums, Rodney Chrysler – Bass.