May 8, 2019
I’m some six months (and a bit) late in writing this, but it’s been a busy time.
The Hope for Sutton project, which encompasses a range of activities and initiatives supporting the local community in and around Mere Green launched last October. As part of the celebrations I was delighted to present an original piece of composition recorded and performed by students from three local primary schools. In return for their hard work I decided to keep the recording online for free, so they would have easy access to hear themselves in what is technically a world premiere.
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August 1, 2013
I love the Blues. I love the feel, the sound and the raw emotion.
I also love playing the Blues, and last year I played with the Grey Goose Blues Band. It was immense fun and I was very sorry to have to knock my participation on the head.
However, I still try to keep up with their latest movements. They played at the Chuckery Festival in Walsall Arboretum, and they’ve played a couple of gigs at the White Lion that I’ve been able to get to.
Today, I discovered they’re on Bandcamp, advertising their 2012 album “Beat the Devil out of me” which you can buy and download. Go and have a listen on the site. There’s some magic in that music.
(You won’t find me listed in the credits. Recording finished on this before I joined. Can’t wait to hear their next offering.)
January 16, 2013
I use Bandcamp to sell my music. On my “business” website, I embed a Bandcamp player to promote my latest work. All this is a little one sided. You hear my stuff, and choose to download or purchase it. Well, it works the other way too, and Bandcamp have just upped their game in that sphere. Read the rest of this entry »
October 8, 2012
Tonight I’m going to Wolverhampton to record some vocals for a few Grey Goose tracks. The sound is much more raw than the studio work we did earlier in the year, at least in part because we’re doing the recording ourselves.
I’m very impressed with the quality of the recording so far and I hope the finished article will be well worth listening to.
I’d like to have a play with home recording myself at some point, but only once I’ve managed to cobble together a bit more gear for live work. Speaking of which, I’m quite happy to do solo gigs if anyone’s interested…
August 28, 2012
We’ve just returned from Greenbelt 2012. It’s not our first visit, but the first time we camped with the children. Read the rest of this entry »
February 14, 2012
… not a photography thing, nor something illegal in any town within Her Britannic Majesty’s Commonwealth. Read the rest of this entry »