Today’s The Day!

Unable to make a living playing live shows and festivals as usual I've spent much of the last two years writing and recording music remotely with hurdy-gurdy player Quentin Budworth as Agent Starling, with my son Dexter guesting on violin & cello. The third Agent Starling release is album 'Constellation of Birds' and it's released … Continue reading Today’s The Day!

Agent Starling Constellation of Birds

Artist: Agent StarlingAlbum: Constellation of BirdsLabel: DHMWebsite: Agent Starling is a new(ish) project for accomplished musicians Lou Duffy-Howard and Quentin Budworth, supported on violin and cello by Lou's son, Dexter. Bassist and "occasional acoustic guitarist" Lou had indie chart success with Red Guitars (hugely successful back in the day, with their single "Good `Technology" being championed … Continue reading Agent Starling Constellation of Birds

SCANDILAND (HÄLLEFORSNÄSAR) Scandiland (Hälleforsnäsar) by Agent Starling. From album ‘Constellation of Birds’ released February 25 2022 Available from Bandcamp: Agent Starling: Quentin Budworth hurdy-gurdy, other instruments/voice Lou Loudhailer. Violin by special guest Dexter Duffy-Howard. Website:

Princess Julia by Agent Starling

This is the new single by Agent Starling, Princess Julia – a fairy tale of a royal pretender and her secret. Princess Julia is the single from the forthcoming album, ‘Constellation of Birds’ released 25th February 2022. Available from Bandcamp: Visit the Agent Starling website:  Facebook: Twitter: @AgentStarlingUK


Delighted to read this excellent, intelligent and well considered review of Agent Starling's upcoming album, Constellation of Birds. Big thanks to Fatea Magazine and reviewer John Reed. Read the full review and more here: Agent Starling Get the album here:

Princess Julia

This is Agent Starling's new single, Princess Julia, from forthcoming album, ‘Constellation of Birds’ released 25th February 2022. Agent Starling explain: “Most of our songs start with the hurdy-gurdy tune, but this one began with a bass line – the two takes chopped up looked like a Battenberg cake. That was when it became a … Continue reading Princess Julia