The Christmas album I’ve been producing with the Stockport-based folk band GraceNotes has arrived! 🎄Check out a sample of the opening track from the album “gift” below, a cover of Johnny Coppin’s fantastic “Drive The Cold Winter Away”. Enjoy!
Another track I’ve been meaning to cover for ages, Kings Of Leon’s modern classic “Sex On Fire” 🎶 Check it out below 🎧
It’s been a jamming morning today: Been enjoying playing “Old Fashioned Saturday Night” by Mike Silver and Darius Rucker’s awesome earworm “Wagon Wheel” 🎶 Here’s the tracks: 🙃
This is a traditional Manx folk song whose lyrics were written by Eliza Craven Green before the end of the 19th century and set to music by a certain J. Townsend. In 1998, it was covered by the Bee Gees, who were born on the island. The song was originally in 3/4 and I’ve left half a verse out for arrangement purposes; a little artistic license 🙂 “Ellan Vannin”, the alternative name for this track, means “Isle of Man” in Manx.
In the meantime, here’s an acoustic take of a track I wrote a few years ago, called “She Walks In Beauty”. Lyrics adapted from the awesome poem by Byron of the same name. Check it out on SoundCloud, as ever, right here:
14 new tracks now up on SoundCloud, finally! Have a listen to any/all of them right here.