I’m standing here in my studio with the man who wrote “If I ruled the world” and “Pure Imagination” amongst so many other incredible, classic songs. Leslie Bricusse - look him up if you don’t know - What kind of fool am I? Goldfinger!!! Feeling good!!!?? This man wrote all those and many more. He is also it turns out, a total gentleman and wonderful company. I feel very honoured to have met one of the true giants of songwriting. PS thankfully he totally digs my versions of his songs!! Woohooo!
So great to meet and perform with the lovely Ainhoa Arteta in Barcelona recently. Thanks to #LORespresso for mixing things up!
Shameless Autumnal Woodland Rescue Dog Loveliness. S.A.W.R.D.L. #acronym
Not sure why it took me so long to get a disco ball for the studio.
Lovingly hanging on my studio wall. Me and @eltonjohn. The new book about him “Captain Fantastic” by Tom Doyle is a great read #eltonjohn #rocketman #legend #captainfantastic #musicbiography
Recording strings at @paulepworth ‘s incredible @churchstudios for #LP8
LP8 coming along nicely - don’t you agree? #LP8
Hello from @fairdealmusic #Birmingham (sort of)! Via @yamahamusiceurope photo credit @mackydread
Loved interviewing the most excellent and eloquent Mr Guy Garvey for my radio show. Coming soon.
Made some magic today with @mrbrunomajor - a disgustingly talented and soulful man.
A great chance to go and meet Mrs C! @mssophiedahl in conversation for @redmagazine on Wednesday 7:30pm at Asia House, Marylebone, London in conversation for #smartwomenweek hearstlive.co.uk/smartwomenweek/
Just a simple piano/vocal yesterday. A few live takes of a song I wrote inspired by some of my idols: Tom Waits, Randy Newman and Cole Porter. Yes - this is keeping it simple in recording land.....#LP8
A huge happy birthday to my wonderful wife Sophie who is 40 today. A beautiful woman inside and out, endlessly full of laughter, surprises, book recommendations and Jay Z quotes. A true one off. I am a very lucky man. X
Two of the biggest dons of all time. Kurosawa and Tarkovsky. #filmgeekforlife
Excellent birthday vibes! Thanks for all your lovely messages you excellent people. Love Jx (now 38 years of age) #myversionofaholidaybeard
Backstage with the brilliant @biffy_clyro at @szigetofficial festival
Sweaty with @tompeterodell at @szigetofficial festival.
THANK YOU @szigetofficial! #Sziget #szigetfestival2017 #Szitizens