series one • album release

I’m ruddy delighted to announce that all the music created in series one of the podcast is now out as a standalone album!! It’s an unusual album creation process that wouldn’t have been possible without the inspiring guest collaborators that joined me on the excuse the mess journey. A hugely warm thanks to Manu Delago, Laura Jurd, Emily Hall, Robert Ames, Mark Lockheart, Douglas Dare, Mira Calix, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch and Matt Calvert. Also a special thanks to Mandy Parnell for putting her magic touch to the mastering and walking us all through the often mysterious process.

We’d love it if you share far and wide, but mostly we’d love it if you gave us a listen!
The album can be bought & streamed in all the usual places. Try it out on your ears.
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The verdict came in at the British Podcast Awards and excuse the mess won BRONZE in the Best Arts and Culture category!!!! It’s a huge honour and I’m incredibly grateful to the judging panel. I can’t thank the guests enough for being part of the etm journey. I’m very excited to kick of series 2 in October - there are 8 really exciting guests lined up. Also an album of all the music created in series 1 will be out before then. More news soon…. Thanks for listening

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two news nuggets

news item one (it’s a big one!)

excuse the mess has been nominated for a British Podcast Award in the Best Arts & Culture category…which is mad and I’m very grateful to the judges for shortlisting etm.
The award ceremony is in a couple of weeks, can’t wait to go along and absorb the podcast hubbub.




news item two
excuse the mess has joined the acast family! It’s safe to say that ‘news item one’ contributed to this.
I’m eternally grateful to acast for taking on the podcast and can’t wait to work with them into the future.

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