Aging (David McLean's quintet) @ Common, Manchester

Centrifuge @ Capstone Theatre, Liverpool


Recent gigs:

Johnny Hunter Quartet

@ Jazz at the Lescar, Sheffield 13/12/17
@ Jazz at the Priestley, Bradford 15/12/17
@ Jazz at the Wonder Inn, Manchester

Martin Archer's Hornweb @ The Noise Upstairs, Fuel Bar, Manchester


Revival Room @ The Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester


Johnny Hunter Quartet (supporting Beats and Pieces) @ Ronnie Scott's, London 


Crime Scene by David McLean and Phil Carney @ Islington Mill, Salford, 14/01/17

Culminating performance of the two week-long Samarbeta residency at Islington Mill, featuring lots of great musicians including Otto Willberg, Ecka Mordecai, Karl D'Silva and many others

Duo w/Otto Willberg @ Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester, 08/02/17

First public outing for a duo that's been simmering away behind closed doors for some time!

HTrio @ Islington Mill, Manchester, 09/02/17

Another outing for the trio with Otto Willberg and Andrew Cheetham, supporting John Dikeman / Colin Webster / Dirk Serries / Andrew Lisle 

Madwort Sax Quartet @ Splinter Jazz, Newcastle, 12/02/17

Looking forward to depping with this really interesting quartet, I will be reading my ass off alongside Tom Ward (who writes all the compositions), Cath Roberts and Chris Williams! 

w/Bruce Coates (saxes) / Ian Simpson / John Jasnoch (guitars) @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, 21/02/17

another outing for the surprisingly workable 2 saxes 2 guitar format 
Marley Chingus @ The Caledonia, Liverpool
Jazz standards with Johnny Hunter and co! 

House band set @ Matt n Phreds' Jazz Jam, Manchester 

Jazz standards with Johnny Hunter and co followed by jam session!

Celebration of Javier Carmona (don't worry he's still alive) @ Vortex Jazz Bar, London 


Trio w/Stephen Grew (piano) & Otto Willberg (double bass) @ The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

First public outing with new trio, also on bill singer-songwriter Stuart Anthony

Twelves CD Launch Gig (double bill with Michaelson Morley) @ Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London

Double launch gig for two bands on the Babel Label, I'll be playing with Twelves to celebrate the release of our third CD 'Strange Folk', details here

HTrio (w/Andrew Cheetham & Otto Willberg) @ Manchester Jazz Festival (Northern Line Showcase)

First HTrio gig under the Northern Line scheme, more info about the whole event here
Stephen Grew / Alexander Cutteridge / Mark Hanslip @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster
33 Moorgate, Lancaster, Lancs LA1 3PY
First trio gig with SG (piano) and AC (laptop/electronics) in beautiful setting of Lancaster's Gregson Centre

Trio 876 + Hanslip/Morton/Marks @ Blank Canvas at Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool

School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
 Fantastic trio of Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice), Matthias Boss (violin) and Marcello Magliocchi (percussion) plus trio of myself, Phil Morton (guitar/effects/objects), Phil Marks (drums/percussion). Hear the trio here. VERY excited about this one. Please note change of venue from the usual! All the info here

Centrifuge @ Kro Bar, Manchester

325 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG
Ad-hoc quartets and quintets picked from a pool of 12-ish of the north's finest

Duo w/John Jasnoch @ The Red Deer, Sheffield

16 Pitt St, Sheffield S1 4DD
3rd gig for duo with multi-guitarist John on electric this time. Also a duo of Derek Saw and Charlie Collins and a likely quartet set! 

Centrifuge @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

Lamp Tavern, Barford St, Birmingham
Ad-hoc quartets and quintets picked from a pool of 12-ish of the north and midlands' finest

Ed Gauden / Steve Tromans / Mark Hanslip @ Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

Lamp Tavern, Barford St, Birmingham
First outing - my first time playing with young drummer Ed, and the first in about 10 years  (!) with pianist--composer Steve.  Also on the bill Mwamba/Joswiak/Diaz/Ratcliffe 

Recording w/John Jasnoch, Sheffield, 28/05/15

Centrifuge: Developing an Aesthetic workshop, MMU Crewe Campus, 06/06/15

Creative Arts Building, MMU Crewe, Cheshire
Second session of playing, discussion and presentations, participants include Adam Fairhall (piano), Walt Shaw (percussion), Shaun Blezard (laptop), Alexander Cutteridge (laptop), Robin Hartwell (piano/objects), Bruce Coates (saxophones) and others 

Recording w/Ed Gauden (drums), Colin Somervell (bass), Noura Sanatian (violin), Kidderminster, 07/06/15

Hanslip / Wilberg / Cheetham tourette 

Fizzle @ The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, 07/07/15
Blank Canvas @ The Ship and Mitre, Liverpool, 08/07/15 (also on bill - Shepherds of Cats) 
Freedom Principle @ Kro Bar (also on bill - Nick Malcom Quartet), 13/07/15
A nice way to kick off this new trio, a mini-run of gigs with messrs Cheetham (drums) and Wilberg (double bass) 

Johnny Hunter Quartet, Manchester, 20/07/15

First gig for a new, improv-y incarnation of Johnny's quartet, with Seth Bennett (bass) and Graeme South (trumpet). Venue TBC 

Trio w/Ed Gauden (drums) & Stuart Barker (bass), Bridgnorth 06/09/15

24 N Gate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4ET
Jazz tunes I think! Been a while 

Malchamech @ Blank Canvas at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 20/09/15
133 Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 2JH

Promoting/organising this one, Malchamech are saxist/flautist Phil Hargreaves' metal / improv trio with Richard Harrison (drums) and Richard Harding (Chapman stick)

Trio w/Ed Gauden (drums) and Trevor Lines (bass) @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury 10/10/15

Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
More jazz tunes I think! Will have been less of a while by then 

THF Drenching (duo with TBC) + Huddersfield Trio (me, Phil Morton and Phillip Marks) @ Blank Canvas at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

133 Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2

Next Blank Canvas night features the dictaphone and dog toys of THF Drenching - see for a flavour - plus the return of the Huddersfield Trio after our first public outing at the January Blank Canvas night at the Bluecoat Arts Centre!

w/Ed Gauden (drums) & Stuart Barker (bass) @ The Bear Inn, Bridgnorth, Shropshire 

24 North Gate, Bridgnorth WV16 4ET
Jazz standards!

Centrifuge @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

157 Barford Street, B5 6AH
One-off improvised groupings from a pool of players including Bruce Coates, Walt Shaw, Phil Hargreaves and many more 

Centrifuge: Developing an Aesthetic @ MMU Crewe, Cheshire 

3rd instalment of workshop series exploring aesthetics and decision-making in improvised music, featuring Bruce Coates, Seth Bennett, Adam Fairhall, Walt Shaw and others 

Fluid Structures @ TiLT Manifold Dance Platform at the Kazimier, Liverpool

Live performance of Michelle Richards' dance piece, I'll be playing in a duo with Phil Morton. Curated by

Johnny Hunter Quartet @ Lancaster Jazz Festival, 18/09/16

more info here

The Revival Room (trio w/Adam Fairhall & Johnny Hunter) @ Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester 

First outing for hammond organ / tenor / drums trio!

w/David McLean (guitar) & Pascal Nichols (drums/percussion) (supporting Sloth Racket) @ Fat Out's Burrow, Islington Mill, Salford


HTrio @ The Wonder Inn, Manchester 


HTrio @ Out Front!, Derby (double bill w/Inclusion Principle)  


HTrio @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham


Johnny Hunter Quartet @ Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London


HTrio @ On The Outside at the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle 


Linea 4 @ Islington Mill, Salford
Quartet with Bruce Coates (saxes), Ian Simpson and John Jasnoch (guitars), which now has a NAME and everything. Supporting Alan Wilkinson and Andrew Cheetham duo 

Revival Room @ Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester 

A second outing for the trio with Adam Fairhall on organ and Johnny Hunter on drums, we'll be playing a mix of tunes weird and less weird 

Johnny Hunter Quartet @ Jazz Cafe, Newcastle 

w Graham South (trumpet), Seth Bennett (double bass) 

Revival Room @ The Wonder Inn, Shudehill, Manchester
Old- and new-fashioned organ trio with Adam Fairhall and Johnny Hunter! Facebook event page here

HTrio @ Blank Canvas at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

Re-launch of the Blank Canvas series in Liverpool, I will be playing trio with Otto Willberg and Andrew Cheetham opposite Ensemble 50:50 Octet. Supported by Jazz North; event page here.  

Duo w/Adam Fairhall @ The Wonder Inn, Manchester


Twelves @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham


Revival Room @ Jazz at the Lescar, Sheffield


Linea 4 @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham


Trio w/Otto Willberg + Johnny Hunter @ The Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester 


HTrio + Oxford Improvisers @ St Columba's United Reform Church, Oxford


HTrio @ No Bounds Festival, Sheffield


Revival Room (supporting Uri Caine solo) @ Howard Assembly Room, Leeds


Crux Trio @ Hermon Chapel, Oswestry