Thursday, 16 July 2015

Videos of Misc Plumbing Fixtures playing with Jay Mayo and Motern Media’s Matt Farley

The weekend of July 11th 2015 I headed off through New England with my good friend Jay Mayo from the Hold the Mayo Podcast.

We recorded some songs on the road and also recorded two new compositions in the Motern Media recording studios, in the basement of Matt Farley’s house in Massachusetts.

While we did all this we were documenting it all on camera and so for your viewing pleasure you can watch these 3 music videos from the weekend below.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures collaborates with the legendary Matt Farley from Motern Media and stand-up comedy great Jay Mayo

During an impromptu and last minute New England visit, I joined forces with Jay Mayo from the Hold The Mayo Podcast and, the famously prolific, Matt Farley from Motern Media.
In a motel room, a car and lastly a basement studio we put together 5 new songs.
Rough, acoustic, written on the road and recorded quickly, The New England Weekend Jams EP is not only an excellent documentation of three friends determination to create and have fun but also a message to everyone that you can collaborate and create anywhere, right now, today.

Stream/Listen to or Purchase/Download the EP HERE

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Badtime Banjolele released in TWO Versions

"10 VERY jolly songs about REALLY painful shit."

This year the plan is to release as many 10 track themed albums as possible. So we had the Weekend Album written and recorded in a weekend, The Pleasencing! all about Donald Pleasence and now Badtime Banjolele!

This album started off simply as the idea:
“what if I just do an album, 10 tracks, written and performed only on the banjolele?" It seemed like something of a fun challenge for me. Well what emerged was something that I personally consider, with no hint of ego or hyperbole, some of my best stuff.

I am so happy with the songs on the album, in fact, that I am releasing two versions, a regular ten track edition and a special edition with 6 song demos and a whole extra bonus track.

The name of the album started as a joke. The idea was that I would call it Bedtime Banjolele because there’s nothing sexy about a banjo uke and then that became Badtime Banjolele just because I liked the connotation of that and it sounded a bit like Ragtime. As the songs emerged, though, the title just seemed more and more appropriate!

I really really hope you love the album too and spread it around, share it, talk about it but most of all listen to it! listen to it as much as possible!
Thank you so much for all your support

The album is currently available on
Google Play

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

All new 10 Track album all about Donald Pleasence released!

My friends Kyle Poling and Tim Gross over at The Bloodbaths and Boomsticks podcast challenged me to write and record a 10 track album all about Donald Pleasence in a month. I did it. Exactly a month to the day!
The album, The Pleasencing! is now available on
Google Play,
and Bandcamp

Let The Pleasencing! Commence!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Weekend Album hits Spotify, iTunes etc.

Recorded in just 48 hours from blank page to finished album, The Weekend Album by Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures is now available across the internet. 10 fully written and recorded tracks all for your listening pleasure!
Playing the album on Spotify for free does earn me a fraction of a cent per song so if you just stream it, please stream it there... lots! hahaha
Also, please, don't forget to rate & review the album where you can!
Google Play

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Brand New Album recorded in just ONE weekend!

This weekend I had the idea to record an entire 10 track album in just 48hrs. I am not sure why I set myself the challenge but I did and I completed it!
So yes there is a whole new Miscellaneous Pluming Fixtures album available already, The Weekend Album, made up of 10 completely new songs!!
I had no ideas, no lyrics, no tunes or anything before Saturday afternoon and so what you hear was literally created in under 48hrs.
I hope you enjoy it!!
It can currently be found here:
and it has been submitted to Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc. so expect to see it pop up there this week sometime!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Podcast Episode - The DIY Endeavours Podcast - 82 Interview with Jon Cross

I was the guest on the latest episode of The DIY Endeavors Podcast.
This was a great, long, awesome conversation and it’s worth every minute of your time.
I talk a lot about Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures, the creation of the various albums, my songwriting, my musical history etc.

Also over the course of answering just five questions across ninety minutes or so, Matthew and I wax rhapsodic about the DIY ethic and touch on subjects like
- Where to focus your creative efforts if you don’t have a budget
- The valuable inspiration found in community and collaboration
- The differences between the United Kingdom and the United States when it comes to supporting independent creative entrepreneurs
- Ways to bring indie creations to mainstream audiences
- The core of comedy and so, so much more!
I had a lot of fun talking to Matthew Wayne Selznick and I think you're all going to love this episode!

Go to the page for this show! 

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Left click to listen/Right click to download the episode

Saturday, 10 January 2015

The Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures Cover Versions Challenge!

I am doing videos for any cover version that people want to promote the new album "Catch Up or Don't, See If I Care"
Below is the intro video followed by two cover versions. Please put any suggestions of songs in the comments!

Amy Aka Spent Gladiator 1 by The Mountain Goats

Oh My Corazon by Tim Burgess

The new album by Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures "Catch Up or Don't, See If I Care" is available to listen to for FREE at

or for purchase at:
Google Play:

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Novelty album of Diner Ditties, "Songs 'bout Them Wot Make Movies" NOW available!

Some rocking, kick ass novelty songs I wrote for my podcast The After Movie Diner have been collected together in this unique 20 track album, "Songs 'bout Them Wot Make Movies".

The songs are all about actors and film directors who have either appeared on the show or were covered on the show.

Previously available spread over three different 'Diner Jukebox' albums, this is the first time these songs have been bundled together like this and made available across digital music stores.

It's a fantastic, toe tapping, hilarious collection of tunes that hopefully appeals to the movie and music geek in all of us!

Pick up a copy of "Songs 'bout Them Wot Make Movies" today at:
Google Play

or listen to it on:

If you like what you hear please rate and review where possible! Thank you!

Some GREAT reviews for "Catch Up or Don't, See If I Care"

Below are some of the GREAT reviews we've received so far from listeners and supporters of the album. I can't thank you enough for that support, it is overwhelming and beautiful. (click on the image to enlarge and read)

I urge everyone who hasn't yet to rate and review the album on
Google Play

From Google Play:
From Amazon:

From iTunes:

Please please support the album and rate and review!
Google Play

New Album "Catch Up Or Don't, See If I Care" Now available on Spotify!

We're very excited that you can now stream "Catch Up Or Don't, See If I Care" on Spotify for FREE.
Any listens to a full song or the full album gets us a tiny tiny amount of very welcome revenue and any shares, follows, tweets etc. get more and more people aware of our work.

Thank you for all your help and support.

Listen HERE

Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Album "Catch Up Or Don't, See If I Care" Now available on iTunes and Amazon!

The new album is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. We urge everyone who has already bought the album or listened to it to go rate and review us on these sites to introduce strangers of the world to this music!
Or if you want to share the links, that also helps too!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported us so far!

iTunes Link

Amazon Link