Hallo lovely people I hope all is ok in your world at this crazy time and you are all taking care of yourselves. So now we are in 2020 lockdown there might be time for you to get a spot of hobby out ( knitting , basket weaving , sandblasting-too noisy) ) and have a listen to this interview I did for the wondrous Welsh Connections with writing partner Andy ( the second interview he get a word in edgeways !)…I listened and did not do much toes curling ..there are some great bits of music too…. let me know …
Just posting it everywhere…very proud. Thanks to my co-writers Val Regan and Andrew McCorie-Shand, all the beautiful singers and the film helpers. Its a song for now for sure.
Hallo ..Today is a day …Notre Dame is in flames and I finally finished the video for our newest song. It is a very special song because 36 of my singers over 3 choirs ( UCL Staff Singing Club, the Tubthumping Chorus, and The Old Bishops Community Choir) took up the challenge to sing the chorus into their phones while listening to their track on computer laptop with headphones and send me the result. It is hopeful and melancholic at the same time.There are 4 mixes on the new EP on bandcamp , one has the choir featured more heavily..but if you know they are there you definitely can hear the beauty they add to the song. Am going to do this again..so get your headphones ready, as you could be next..,thanks everyone.
hallo halloo…hope all is well
I used to blog everyday in 2011 and now I tend just to post up when something has happened that I am excited about or I would like people to look at . I am excited about my choirs and excited about writing songs and recording them.
I supposed there is no reason why anyone else should be excited about me writing and recording songs, lots of people tend to shuffle about a bit and seem almost embarrassed by my second career, that is something I have to do to stay sane. Always was a songwriter from a very early age, that’s how I arrange acapella.
I was talking to someone the other day about people not saying stuff, and how you end up imaging the worst because they don’t talk to you . For instance 4 people out of my over 100 choir members download my tracks, which is a positive and lovely thing..the rest do not, and I hear nothing, so I imagine the worst…they hate what I do…I run choirs..I should bloody well stick to that..I am a show off…My music is shit, my voice is shit, I’m too old, big headed, shit…etc etc bla bla bla bla bla bla
It might be it’s not their type of music, they are too busy, they don’t know how to download bandcamp, they listened to something I did a long time ago and made a decision then that it was not their thing. .They listen and like it but just imagine they don’t need to tell me, because I already know. I imagine most people don’t really give my songs a chance..If you hear stuff on the radio there are very very very few songs that hook you the first time you hear them..they often get you the second or third time…but imagine most of my friends don’t give me that luxury, and the chances of anyone I don’t know doing that is even less…
My mum decided long ago she did not like my voice..so thats the end of that..I suppose at least she told me so I don’t have to imagine the worst…ha ha
Its a curious old thing…
So here I am again..exhibiting my wears once again to the deafening silence of the world wide web…I stopped reading this about two paragraphs ago..and possibly only the stalkers and the sociopaths are probably left ( thank you ladies)
Bandcamp is easy to manoeuvre and you can download the track for free…It is not rocket science..needs must as with all things…anyway…must get on with that room tidying and thank most kindly the 12 people who have, during the last 10 months have bought our music…..One day it will be the ‘best kept secret’ ..oh shit! it is x x x x
the christmas single is on its way too and the video is being made on Thursday