New single Harketh all you nations out now on youtube/itunes

The latest offering is the last single off the ‘In your Face’ album. It has a much more bold/stark arrangement with minimal instrumentation unlike my other ostentatious psych/electronica and has a pretty heavy message and imagery.

My good musical mates Paul Greene and Bryan Estepa have rated this one as a fave when they first heard the rush of the album back in January this year…live it kicks arse with fuzz bass and drums and just a bit of guitar at the end

Fig Jam @ first ‘Farmfresh’ pics

Well a small appreciative crowd were on hand out on the farm for the first ‘Farmfresh’. After Rob Binks and Oli Statham warmed up proceedings Fig Jam played in 2 guises; first with replacement drummer on the night Ben who is only 14 and it was his first ever gig


…then a sizzling Electonica display with Erin on keys and myself on Drums. It was the best electronic set i have ever delivered and gave me much food for thought as for a permanent return to drums live…it just works so well. Everyone who saw it said it was just outright amazing…pity out of all these there is none of me on drums. We ran through some stuff off Figtree Renaissance II [Theme for lost civilization /Egypt] versions and remixes of Spacelab by Kraftwerk and Idealistic by Digitalism, new song by Erin ‘Choco Balls’ new song by Richard ‘Blitz the blog’ and an oldie unreleased Purple Patch plus theme for foggy London nights. An amazing experience plus a big drum jam at end over the top of the whole Daft Punk first album…

The first Farmfresh Oct 27 2012

Hi All

Here is your invitation as this is an invite only gig….that is if you are not already going to Day on the  Green in Mudgee

 The first in a series of informal private mini rock festivals on the farm in Gulgong Central West NSW.

This first “Farmfresh” is in conjunction with the newly formed Original Music Network based in NSW headed by Oli Statham who will also be appearing on the night.

There will be up to 4 a year…the next ones will coincide with the Gulgong Folk Festival as a tasty side dish and April 2013.

Entry is by donation, Camping/BYO plus  heaps of bands. This initial one features performances of new material by Rob Binks for the very first time, Nick Wall and Fig Jam who will
also be mixing their live Rock gig with some electronica…expect a few surprises as well. As a mystery appearance from the elusive and enigmatic Gulgong Folk Club Confessional Singers



7.00 pm Rob Binks and Friends
8.00pm Nick Wall
9.00pm Fig Jam
10.00pm Oli Statham and the maybes
11.00 Gulgong Folk Club Confessional Singers
12.00am Free Love