I’ve recently been creating a lot of my own music just for the sheer enjoyment of it and thought I’d share it with you here.


I release ambient drone EPs under the name Smoky. All the tracks were recorded simply with an Epiphone Les Paul Custom, a Strymon Timeline and Strymon Big Sky. These EPs have proved pretty popular; one track, Penarth Pier, taking on a life of its own on Spotify with over half a million plays. I’m delighted with the EPs and there will be more coming your way soon!

Smoky – Night Music / Ambient Haze Volume 5 (EP)  Bandcamp Spotify

Smoky – The Yellow EP (EP)  Bandcamp  Spotify

Smoky – Night Music / Ambient Haze Volume 4 (EP)  Bandcamp  Spotify

Smoky – Night Music / Ambient Haze Volume 3 (EP)  Bandcamp  Spotify

Smoky – Night Music / Ambient Haze Volume 2 (EP)  Bandcamp  Spotify

Smoky – Night Music / Ambient Haze Volume 1 (EP)  Bandcamp  Spotify

Smoky – Gold (single)  Bandcamp  Spotify

Smoky – The Left Turn (single)  Bandcamp  Spotify

Smoky – China Purple (single)  Bandcamp  Spotify


As above, but with vocals by Dan Hadfield.  All tracks completely improvised in one take.

Smoky & Coop – Ten Days Of Unusual Miracles (EP)   Bandcamp  Spotify


Mellow, hazy, English, instrumental piano compositions.

David Benjamin Haynes – Pasture  Spotify

David Benjamin Haynes – Piano 269  Spotify

David Benjamin Haynes – Space  Spotify

David Benjamin Haynes – Small Hours   Spotify

David Benjamin Haynes – Old Moulton   Spotify


Another ambient release I put out recently was Late Store by The King of Indecision. This was largely created between 2007 and 2010 and I sat on it for years (hence the artist name!). It’s a more diverse than the Smoky EPs, and a mate of mine called it “the best bath music ever”.

The King of Indecision – Late Store (album)  iTunes  Spotify

The King of Indecision – Purr (single)  Spotify

The King of Indecision – Where Is Everybody?  (single) Spotify

The King of Indecision – Summer Up (single)  Spotify

The King of Indecision – Ambient Orchestral Tape (single) Spotify


I played drums and sang backing vocals in an indie band called Pala between 1996 and 2001. Widely renowned as a great live band (and well known for our hard work ethic when it came to incessant gigging), we never seemed to quite cut it in the studio, but none-the-less, here is a compilation of some of our work, plus an EP that we recorded in my studio in 2017.

Pala – Pala 2017 (EP)  iTunes  Spotify

Pala – The Best Of, 1996 to 2001 (album)  iTunes   Spotify


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