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Behind the world of I SPEAK MACHINE with Tara Busch & Maf Lewis

ISM September UK tour with GARY NUMAN & TROIKA!

Hello all! Well well – dropping a line here to keep you a-breasted of ISM’s latest outings & adventures! We are currently in the UK embarking upon a month-long tour of the UK! The first 5 is our TROIKA! tour…it’s a rotating headline/ triple bill consisting of Kite Base ( the awesome Kendra Frost, programmer/vox…Continue Reading

On the road with Gary Numan. Shifting my technician.

I wanted to do a proper “tour diary” of this wonderful, surreal & sweet experience Maf & I are having & I will. But there’s something on my mind. I say hello to you on a bleak, beautiful rainy day from Bradford, PA. I’m looking out the window at the mist, clouds & fog sensually…Continue Reading


Hello all. Writing to you from the rolling green hills of Wales, where I am rehearsing for some upcoming gigs (that I will detail you on very soon) with just my Arturia Microbrute & laptop accompanied by some stale, 70% chocolate stars that have been left over in my mother in law’s kitchen since Christmas….Continue Reading


Have a look here on our I Speak Machine blog on our website! Just added are 3 new videos from our residency supporting Gary Numan at the Teragram Ballroom in 2015… See it all here. pic from Buzzbands LA Ok. Here’s one I’ll leave here; it’s called THE DEMON & THE DOVE. A nasty new…Continue Reading

Happy 2016! Start the machines.

Good evening all. I am in the midst of putting the finishing touches on the Zombies 1985 score and companion piece as I sit here & catch up with you. Hope you all had a luscious holiday season and are ready to make a beautiful racket this year. Looking forward to NAMM this month of…Continue Reading

“MY GIRL” and a gentle relax.

Greetings all! It’s been a few weeks since returning from London & I Speak Machine’s support slot for Gary Numan at the Forum. Both the Numan support shows in London and LA were a real treat; I’ve posted many photos on my Instagram as always – also have a gander at this lovely set of…Continue Reading

TERAGRAM SHOWS with GARY NUMAN plus….’ze future….

Hello all! I’ve done a little blog post on what is now our mothership site, All about the LA shows w/ Gary Numan and what we’re up to next! I’ll likely be posting a lot there, so keep your thumbs on that tack (huh?). Here’s a shot from last night via Twitter @maplestonedm: HERE…Continue Reading

Machines on the road…greetings from Leipzig!

Amidst the green green grass, cool breezes & clouds of the Brecon Beacons…. Well. I just feel the need to document this blur of a mini tour we’ve had the pleasure of playing over the past few weeks; would be a shame to let my thoughts drain into the shimmering european clouds that hang above…Continue Reading

Win Tara’s MOOG SUB PHATTY signed by Gary Numan and Tara…Plus a shiny nasty new cover of CARS!

I hope you’re excited. To make a long story short, I wound up with two Sub Phattys as I was preparing for the UK / EU string of dates (which start tomorrow in Liverpool). Then, after booking the Gary Numan support shows in London & LA, we decided it was time to do something nice…Continue Reading


Well greetings all! Try as I might, blogging does get pushed by the wayside BUT – I have some wonderful new dates to share with you! AND a new cover. First, Maf & I are back in the UK getting ready to so a short whip around the UK & EU to do some shows…Continue Reading

THE SILENCE VINYL is here…plus LA shows!

Greetings all. As spring brings longer days of blazing sun and the grimy haze of pollen (as you can see, I’m a fan), the upside is, the vinyl copies of our soundtrack to THE SILENCE are finally here! Lovingly released by our label Lex Records in the UK, this is limited to 300 copies. The…Continue Reading

ZOMBIES 1985 Update! LA Shoot, Gary Numan’s zombified babies and more..

Greetings all! We just announced on I Speak Machine’s facebook fan page yesterday that we are in the process of re-shooting our Kickstarter film ZOMBIES 1985 here in LA. So far it’s been a blast – just as we were very fortunate to have a great cast & crew in the UK, we happened upon…Continue Reading

I SPEAK MACHINE Covers The Beatles TICKET TO RIDE. A loving V-day gift to you.

Hello all and happy Friday the 13th (not that I believe that shit. Great movie saga though.)! On yet another winterless, 80-something degree, balmy LA day (I am an advocate of winter, so this makes me VERY grumpy), I thought it would be nice to throw out into the ether my cover of The Carpenter’s…Continue Reading

Arturia Minilab Giveaway from Produce Like a Pro! You know you want some…

Greetings! On this unseasonably hot Los Angeles morning, I have a rather juicy giveaway for you from our friends at Arturia and Warren Huart at Produce Like a Pro. A small sideline – I first met Warren when I was mixing my album Pilfershire Lane at Swinghouse Studios many moons ago in 2007! They had…Continue Reading

NAMM 2015! Quite a synthtastical year…Moog, Sequential Circuits, Korg, Elektron, Arturia, Oberheim…..whew.

We spent only one day at NAMM this year due to work, and there was a TON of great stuff we were chomping at the bit to see. I pretty much made direct line through the wild hoards of guitar wilderness (stringed instruments? HELP!), finally to the safety of the “synth zone”! There, Rosser from…Continue Reading

OUT NOW! The Silence soundtrack by I SPEAK MACHINE on Lex Records!

Hooray! Today marks the digital release of our soundtrack to our short film, THE SILENCE. Shot in 2011 in Cardiff, UK, this film was made possible by partial funding by the Welsh Arts Council and the infinite patience of our cast (Gareth Milton) and crew. Here it is on iTunes. VINYL PREORDER HERE. Maf &…Continue Reading

IT’S ALIVE! Moog Brings Back the Beloved Modular Systems.

Last night, we had the pleasure of attending the pre-NAMM Moog party in LA at Kingsize Soundlabs in Eagle Rock. And just what did we see awaiting us in the back control room amongst crowds of excited humans? The spectacular System 55, System 35 & Model 15. Oh sweet jesus. Maf took some lovely shots:…Continue Reading

Just say yes to Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith!

I received an email from Moog Music this morning containing one rather swoon inducing video of one Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and her Buchla Music Easel. She has an album forthcoming very soon, but I thought I’d share this with you until we can get our hands on some more of her work. Beautiful! From Moog:…Continue Reading

Incoming…. 2015!

I’ve just returned home after a long, long holiday stint in North Carolina – it was wonderful after all this time to see family and play what was my “high school hometown” as well! So! we had the pleasure of joining forces with the mighty Bob Moog Foundation for the Neighborhood Theater show in Charlotte….Continue Reading

In the midst…

Just a quick holding pattern….many things to post & share with you and guess what? I’m in a bit of technical pity as I’ve replaced my laptop and phone and am getting them set up. In the meantime, I hope you all have been having a wonderful bleep bloop of a holiday season. I will…Continue Reading