Iron Maidens in Rotterdam

The lovely people at The Worm in Rotterdam have invited me over to run an Iron Maidens session there. I’m super excited to be running the workshop with electric guitars this time so I reckon things are going to get quite wild… Info below. If you want to get involved visit this link –

While I’m in The Netherlands I’ll be performing with Delphine Dora in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Ignatz is playing the Amsterdam show as well and I’m a BIG FAN so smiley face from me.

12th October – Iron Maidens session, 12 – 5pm followed by evening concert. Also performing with Delphine Dora. The Worm, Rotterdam

13th October – Duo with Delphine Dora. OCCII, Amsterdam

Iron Maidens logo web

Iron Maidens is a one-day workshop where participants will explore electric guitar playing and group composition via a series of guitar playing techniques lead by Sophie Cooper. The workshop will have a strong emphasis on how to listen and respond to other players in the group while developing individual approaches to the guitar. By the end of the workshop the group will have created a new composition that will be performed, live, at an evening concert on the same day.

Iron Maidens is open to women and non-binary people who have any guitar playing ability from beginners to experts. Participants are expected to bring their own electric guitar and amp (any size).

Sophie Cooper is a musician based in West Yorkshire, UK. Sophie has been playing guitar for over 20 years, performs regularly and teaches music professionally across West Yorkshire. Please get in touch with Sophie if you have any questions about the workshop via email –


Tor FM: August

DJ Car Tape all cassette special this month! Cleaned out the glovebox, cool tunes for the road and in your house as well.

Noel Meek and The Slowest Lift – tour pics




Our little tour with Noel Meek and Richard Youngs went really well, thanks! Here’s a few pics I lifted off Twitter.. might be some recordings floating about that may wash up at some point too.

Tor Fest: Experimental Yorkshire was a total success as well by the way! Cheers to everyone who came and especially to Mal at the Trades who couldn’t have been more helpful. We’ll be back there again some time I’m sure.

Landscape – Mick Banks / Trevor Wishart video

Here’s a really great video that perfectly captures all the different actions that took place in 2018’s rendition of ‘Landscape’ which is a score by Mick Banks and Trevor Wishart originally composed for the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival in 1970. This video was made by Luke Blazejewski.

Thanks to Julian Brooks for producing this year’s version and to Eleanor Cully for coaching high notes out of me!

If you were there and have any footage to share please look here:

New TOR FM – Festival special

Includes music by Ashtray Navigations, Foldhead, exclusive new tune from Bridget Hayden, Guttersnipe, Hood and a half hour mix from Julian Bradley of the Vibracathedral Experience. Give it a listen!

21st July – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge is the place for Tor Fest: Experimental Yorkshire. Buy your ticket here –

We have added the ace ‘Gloomy Planets’ of Leeds because Andie Brown can’t perform at the show anymore sadly. Check out the gloom:

Sof x