Hello all, Sorry for the gap in posts, but I’ve had family visiting from UK. It was my birthday this month, where I had a wonderful time with friends and family. Since I got back from shows in Asia its been full-on and good times indeed. Kuala Lumpur was very good gig, and Singapore was just as good as ever. I went into the studio earlier this week, I was invited to spend a day at ‘Rubber Tracks’ studio which is below the Converse HQ in Boston MA. The session went so well, we filmed one of the new songs called ‘My Favourite shoes’ (I didn’t even realize the connection ‘Converse/Fave shoes’! sometimes these things are meant to be right?). I performed the song with my long time friend/producer Anthony Saffery (Cornershop, Beck, Kiran Ghandi) and a wonderful student from Berklee, Pia Salvia on Harp. Anyways, I never had any intention of recording new solo stuff but then it just creeps up on you and before you know it your writing on iphone ‘notes’ and whispering into ‘Voice notes’. I’m not sure what will happen with these songs, I’m certainly under no illusions of big successes. They are just part
Ok, so I have felt this urge to write a blog. This is for a few reasons, but mainly because I am working on new music and want to document it in some way, other than the music itself. I feel I should start by saying, how incredibly lucky I am to be a professional musician for over 20 years. If you had told me 20 years ago that someday I’d be sitting by a swimming pool in Thailand writing lyrics after playing shows in Asia, I would of worried a lot less about how I would make a decent living away from the construction jobs that most of the men in my family were involved in. I love music, like really LOVE music, I actually think I’m addicted to it. Over the years it has made me laugh, cry, low, high (sometimes aided by other things!), and pretty much every emotion under the sun. So why a blog? Well, I’m certainly not a famous rock star, celebrity or anything like that, but maybe a few people might actually like to read these future posts about anything from being a hard working musician, a dad, husband, brother, son, friend etc.