Tuesday, 10 June 2014

New Video and a debut!

A new video has landed and I'm excited about it! Not only is it a cover of a great song from a great film, but also it's the first appearance on YouTube of my wife, Kayla.

The song is called 'Falling Slowly' by The Swell Season and is from the film 'Once'. It's great film that I urge you to check out if you haven't seen it already. It was on BBC a few weeks ago late at night and I couldn't help but watch it all, and that's when I got the idea for us to cover this song for the latest round of the BH covers challenge.

As always, let me know what you think of it :)

Monday, 2 June 2014


Today I uploaded a new page to my website, my 'Biography'. As it says on the page, I wanted it to be more than just a 300 character assessment of my sound and influences, but rather a story of how I got to where I am today. I'll be revisiting it over time to keep it sort of up to date and maybe add more detail, though I want it to be a bio, not an autobiography!

And just as it was uploaded and I finished testing it, I got a message from The Shrewsbury Arms offering me a gig. For those who don't know, this is the pub I used to practice in with my first even remotely serious band 'Too Shrewd', so to go back will be a great experience for me. I'm sure it's changed a lot since then, but it will still be nice. There is a bit more about Too Shrewd in the aforementioned 'Bio' page of my website.

Now that I think about it, my first experience of guerrilla recording was Too Shrewd's demo made in the back room at that pub! I've still got the CD knocking around somewhere. Legend has it that a copy of that recording was submitted into a jukebox in a random pub/bar in Hamburg after the rhythm guitarist left the band to go and work over there. So if you ever hear a version of 'A Little Respect', 'Wishing Well' or 'She Sells Sanctuary' that's not (quite) like the original while on your holidays in Germany, listen out for the bass part and then let me know!