What have I been up to this year? Well you can always check in on my 'now' page but here's the savedyouaclick version ...
I've been composing/arranging the mother of all Beatles mashups for Inspire Youth Arts for the ReBeatled Project with a mixed ensemble of young singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and members of the Able Orchestra. You can hear and see the results here
And the massed jam on Come Together
I've also been prepping my new album with producer Dan Wright (The Most Ugly Child) which I hope to start soon.
If you can't wait I also have Home Truths a free album of demos ranging from instrumentals, political songs, love songs, style parodies to a song about York, a love song for my wife, a song called Biscuit that’s not about biscuits and lots more. Silly & serious, light-hearted and heartfelt, There’s also chord sheet pdfs for most songs and even a few pages of guitar TAB. Download it here or here.
Landr were kind enough to link to a BSA post in 10 Ridiculous Songwriting Tips That Actually Work.
Temporary Bad Boys Podcast featured a song I co-wrote with the late great Hoopshank here. (Head Temporary Bad Boy Balance Lost produced and co-wrote my rap single My Ride).
Sick of the sound of me and just want to get back to the Beatles? Check out these stellar episodes of the Something About The Beatles Podcast -
Something About Middle 8's
Something About Ringo
Something About Skiffle (with Billy Bragg)