Ladies and Gentlemen… As promised, here it is: The official release of my first two singles from my Debut Album. That’s right, I’m throwing the definition of ‘single as one’ out the window.
The following tracks can begin to give you some idea about the contrast in sound and style that I’ve gone for with this album. Both follow some sort of narrative but take a different approach in doing so. I’ve still gone for the lush side of instrumentation and texture but given my voice a bit more of a shining role – in comparison to my EP.
You’ve probably already heard an acoustic version of Dead Man Walking on my Pozible Campaign video. Here is the full quality, studio version.
The track ‘Bill’s Lost Love’ is also the one that is currently having an animated music video produced for it by Sydney Animator – Sarah Eddowes. If you like what you hear below, I will be sending out an exclusive download link for my track ‘Bill’s Lost Love’ via the Mailing List. If you want in, sign up to the right. >>>>>>>
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It’s always tricky writing a catch-up post after leaving it so long without any updates on this page. This must be mostly due to the pressure that I put on myself to include absolutely everything. Writing now, I have surrendered to the prospect that I will indeed miss out on a thing or two. But that’s OK! Also, apologies for the politically charged post that has remained on my front page for such a long period now. I think I’ve gotten my stance on that area clear enough now. Anyway… less waffle, more news.
In a sort of proof of life effort (you can call me George Clooney), I’ve posted up a preview mix of one of the tracks that will feature on my upcoming Debut Album (expect it early next year). It’s called Sleeping Spirits and you can listen to it via my Soundcloud:
In the past month and a bit, I’ve also played a whole bunch of shows. Two of these stood out to me when I booked them, and are worth a bit of a reflection.
Proper Music Social @ the Union Hotel (headliner) on 26th September – Played as a 4 piece band in the first show with drummer Tim Parsons. What a great gig. The current lineup of guys playing with me all know the songs pretty well and the sound is meshing really well. I’ll be sure to book some more band gigs in over the new year.
Folk Informal @ FBi Social on 17th October – My first time playing at this wonderful space. Performed as a solo act in a slightly shorter set than usual. It was really nice. Good environment to really sing out my lyrics and get some of my story songs across. Also a really great lineup on the night. The other artists were:
* Brendon Moon (sorry Brendon, couldn’t find a link)
* All Our Ex’s Live in Texas
* Lily So & the Bellows
Here’s a gallery that I’ve just put up with pics from the gig:
In a couple of weeks, I’ll be finishing up with my University degree! This means that I’ll be a full fledged High School Music Teacher which will be a perfect compliment for my career as a poor original singer/songwriter. It’s possible to have 2 careers at the same time, right? Of course it is.
To celebrate this, I’m heading off to the United States of America with my girlfriend for 5-6 weeks. There’ll be a few gigs along the way with a majority of our time spent in locations such as NYC, Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis and Chicago. As expected, I’m REALLY excited. 🙂
That’s all for now…
What a massive break between posts! 2012 was a massive year and 2013 is going to be even bigger.
Over the past few months, I’ve been busy recording an album with help from the wonderfully talented and polite Pat O’Grady on Engineering/Production. Here is Pat’s website: https://www.pogmusic.com/
We have a solid 11 tracks making the cut so far with half already having drums and bass recorded. The remaining rhythm foundations will be recorded next Tuesday. Expect this album around the middle of the year… maybe earlier? Depends how productive I am.
Also! I’ve been booking in some new gigs. So far, I have one at the Union Locked in, some more Rozelle Markets, some Sappho Bookstore gigs on the way, some at the Marrickville Newsagency, and perhaps a tour! Keep an eye on that Gigpress bar to the right.. I’ll also make facebook events for the important ones.
Make sure you check out the videos page, I’m recording and putting up a whole lot more content. (2 videos today already!)
Here’s a link to my Videos Page.
Finally, I’m keeping a soundcloud page updated with tracks that don’t make the cut for official recordings. Here are two that I’m particularly proud of:
Sunny Road (Emiliani Torrini Cover)
This Decision Could Be Very Costly (Original)
Oh, also thought I might mention that I recently bought a 13″ Retina Macbook Pro. This thing is killer.
More content to come..