Happy New Year

So, 2016 and still no teleportation machines.  Shame!

Thanks to everyone who downloaded my last EP – we’re working on recording 5 more songs that, along with the last 2 EPs, will be given a full release on CD this year.

What’s more exciting is that there’s a good possibility that the CD will actually be released on a US label; let’s not count our chickens though, eh?

Have a great new year!

New EP available to download today!

It’s here:

You can download the songs for free or contribute any amount, which all goes towards helping me record new songs!

Please, please and pretty please spread the word; share / comment / like on Facebook, Twitter, or in conversation at work / over the garden fence / to random strangers in the street.

Oh, and see the previous post for links to videos to all four songs.

New EP released on November 9th

Late CW

The new EP is imminent – released on November 9th in fact.  To prove this you can watch the video for the lead song “Couples” on you tube this very instant. Please comment, tweet, like and share; it really makes a difference!

You’ll be able to hear / see the videos for the other 3 songs as they’re posted over the next week (unless you’re one of the lucky few on the mailing list who have got early access.)

Oh and let me know what you think on my Facebook page.

And the winner is…

I never enter music competitions – battle of the bands? Come on, really? But when I saw in the PRS for Music magazine that you could win a place at The Songwriting Festival (a five day, residential song-writing course with tutors including Andy White, Jez Ashurst and Kim Richey who’ve written number one hits for huge stars) I thought I’d give it a punt and sent off 3 tunes.

Turns out I won.  Champagne all round!

Except that in the very same email I was told (apologetically) that the course has had to be cancelled this year – unforeseen circumstances and all that.

But am I disheartened?  Yes.  Well a bit obviously as PJ Harvey had just been announced as the guest speaker(!) but I have to say the organisers have been massively supportive and have deferred my place til next year.  Needless to say I can’t wait…

In the meantime, I’ve had some amazing support on Twitter and YouTube from another course tutor and top ten song-writer; Julianne Regan of All About Eve fame.  So it’s all good, yes?

 

Whites Deli Acoustic Gig this Saturday

Whites Deli

Don’t believe their website, time travel isn’t necessary to attend the gig

 

Just a reminder that if you’re in the Leeds area this weekend I’m playing an acoustic set at Whites Deli in Headingley.  It’s free in, and I’m on around 9:30.  Support comes from Martin Plock, who’s on about 8:30pm.

It’d be great to see you down there as it looks like a great venue and especially as I haven’t got any more gigs lined up for the next few months while we’re working on finalising the new Ep and videos.