The summer of 2015 saw the beginning of a new project for me; a two-piece experiment called Sham, with me playing guitar and shouting, and Mark Warmington (whom I had formed my childhood band Pond with back in 1996) on drums and backing vocals.
The idea was just to do some music, despite us both being aware of our considerable limitations as players. To date, it has been a lot of fun, as well as cathartic, a welcome date in the diary each week when the two of us can let off some steam and bask in the racket we both make.
The more we do it, the more we feel we might be able to produce something we’re proud of. We’re not particularly proficient, but we won’t let that get in our way of having a good time and making music. One should never let being able to play your instruments get in the way of groundbreaking music.