In the last year it’s been head down and walking in circles mostly, watching the seasons change. In that time I have written and recorded a song every week. I have collaborated and co-written songs with 6 artists from the US, Canada, UK and Australia and reimagined 8 old songs into new cover versions – have runny weekly virtual choir for 9 months . We are mastering the 5th ‘3 Bucket Jones’ album – have almost finished an album with the marvellous Kirsty McGee – a project called ‘All the Bees’. I have eaten my body weight in dark chocolate and with the help of the most wondrous singers and film makers made 9 ( yes 9 ) virtual choir videos – have supported Andy through a heart attack from a clot 20 hours after his first jab, I continue to wail and weep about losing my mum, my choirs, my freedom to get on trains, my sanity, my friends but the birds keep singing and the rivers keep rolling. Please don’t ask me when we are going to sing again in person. I don’t know. I hope you are doing as well as is humanly possible and finding joy. Drop me a line sometime.
Fantastic choirs and singing workshops, book editing for Oxford University Press and…. a new and wonderful band has been formed of three members. We have written and recorded an album of beautiful self-penned songs – we have just finished mixing. The band is called 3 Bucket Jones. Soon it will be out and available, just going to master it. It has been an amazing time and I am really really proud of the finished piece……so as they say…….watch this space.
Well not all of us…as a non-drinker, I look on with a mixture of potential wonder and boredom as a party dissolves into a state of alcohol madness. My song-writing task for the London Song Company this month was to write a Christmas song from someone else’s perspective…so here it is! You need to get your ‘four on the floor’ feet on and get into retro disco land……next year the video!
Fancy Singing Along?We’re Drunk Movin up getting on down x2 We own the dance floor Love the christmas tree All the drinks are free We’re dressed to sparkle See the christmas lights We’re gonna party here all night Love the christmas song We own the club y’all Love the christmas song, come lets sing along We’re in the spotlight Come on take my hand Lets dance until the band PRECHORUS We’re drunk The dance floor it is spinning We’re drunk we don’t know who were kissing We’re drunk lets have some more champagne And dance around the christmas party let the fun begin We own the dance floor Love the christmas tree All the drinks are free We’re dressed to sparkle See the christmas lights We’re gonna party here all night We’re drunk The dance floor it is spinning We’re drunk we don’t know who were kissing We’re drunk lets have some more champagne And dance around the christmas party let the fun begin La la la la la la la. la la la x4 Pre chorus ( robot) We’re drunk The dance floor it is spinning We’re drunk ( we don’t know who were kissing) x4 we’re drunk we’re drunk we’re drunk Chorus La la la la x3. Lalala x 2 Deck the halls with bows of holly fa la la la la la la la la la Til the season to be jolly fa la la la la la la lalalala
I am quite excited about this – the final of the five songs I have completed this month, as part of the songwriting course with the London Song Company. It is completely acapella…even did an impersonation of a bass drum, snare and high hat…the beat box workshop I went on last year with Jason Singh finally paid off!
Now a few of my friends have had problems playing the songs on sound cloud -it should be as straightforward as clicking the big orange arrow/play button above….any problems let me know.
I have now got the songwriting bug again. If only there were more hours in the day!
Would love you to have a listen. More sunny days please. x