teaming up with friends for new single release...

Just released is my new single release 'Share and Share Alike', which is a moving song about 'togetherness'. I wrote this recently and felt that it needed a different approach to recording, so I contacted my old friend Frank Gibbon up in the North East of England and planned a recording session. He contacted other friends, Brian and Irene Hume, to see if they wanted to do the vocals. Happily they accepted, which meant that we now had two founder members of the band Prelude on board - they charted in both the US and UK with a version of After the Goldrush. Another of Frank's friends, Jimmy Smith, joined in on guitar and the session was complete. It's just gone up on Spotify and other sites, so enjoy! My grateful thanks to all those involved.

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you knew it anyway.....

Out on streaming and download channels now is 'You Knew it Anyway'. It's an emotional ballad, written with a friend when I was just 16 years old! But I've revisited it and completely changed the approach with some orchestration. It's been really well received by fellow songwriters and I hope you like it as well. Thanks to long-term school friend Ali Davis for the cover painting (that's me at 16) - just click on the picture for a listen.

2022 News so far.....

Hi Everyone. You may have seen in my Blog that the first half of 2022 has been taken up recording and releasing my new album Circles and Seasons. There are eight tracks which have been well received and also it gives me the opportunity to play some new material at live gigs as well! I'll be releasing a couple of the tracks as singles - the first one was Summer Days which reached quite a few playlists as we went through the scorching weather.

Having visited France about a month ago, I was reminded of a track I wrote there a few years back called 'Storyteller'. It seemed to go down especially well with the French crowds so I thought I would re-record it one the album was released. It was fun to do and I ended up with 7 instrumental tracks, 7 vocal tracks and 4 percussion tracks. It just kept growing and growing in the studio. I've released that on Spotify and other platforms such as Amazon and Youtube, and am very pleased to say that it achieved a Top Ten listing last week in the World Songwriting Awards. That's my seventh track to achieve this over the past couple of years, which is really great.

So, back to work now - I'm doing an online course on song administration for performing rights etc, so it's homework time! In the meantime, stay safe and keep enjoying the music.



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