Big thanks to Chris Lyne at CKCU FM31.0 for including my song Chopping Wood on his Bedtime Stories show
Red Sofa Sessions
A few weeks ago I went to be filmed performing my song Chopping Wood for Liverpool Live TVs ‘Red Sofa Sessions’. These guys are great to work with and it was the easiest 5 minutes of filming I’ve ever done 🙂
This is the result…
Be sure to head over and see who else they have filmed, always quality!
Chopping Wood video / Tom Robinson / Folkstock Xmas & Blues Matters
Swishing into December are we, doing whatever each of us likes to do or not do! 🙂 Me personally I like to leisurely drink coffee and stay in where its warm..
Busy times musically!
First up. Last month we filmed a vid over two days to compliment my crowd favourite Chopping Wood. This song has been making people happy. So I contacted the fab Mr Andrew Ab and he sent the finished product to me this week and I couldn’t wait to share it.. I suggest sitting yourself down with a brew and taking 4 mins..(until the end of the song of course) and soaking up this little visual delight. I’m really happy with it and so seem those who have thus far seen it..and who can say more than that.
Secondly. Last month Chopping Wood was picked by the one and only BBC 6 Musics Tom Robinson for his Fresh on the Net blog. I then was emailed an excellent message to say the same song had been selected for Tom’s BBC Introducing Mixtape show. Happy? Well..just a little bit 🙂 Here’s the show that went out with my song on it!
The Fresh on the Net site is also an amazing resource for musicians looking for tips on how to optimise their opportunities..
Third. Last weekend I headed down to Hertford Corn Exchange to perform as part of the Folkstock Christmas show. I did the festival in the Summer and I can’t recommend it enough for the future. I was treated extremely well and the acts were all top quality. Last sunday was a full day of free music. Check out these guys if you can and keep an eye on the festival for the future!
Pic from the day by Helen Meissner..who also took some vid footage and made an awesome compilation here…. as well as being the boss of Folkstock!
definitely not least… one day last week whilst browsing the internet I came across this little gem..
If you cast your eyes to the bottom you will see what made me happy 🙂
Blues Matters is a great mag featuring all things blues and somethings that push the boarder of traditional blues. I like this ethos a lot being that my music is not especially traditional to any genre. These guys have reviewed my EP and it is in the current issue with favourable words. Once I have my copy I shall be posting a picture of the review.
Until next time enjoy this time of year however you need to! Many good vibes from me and if you’re looking for gift inspiration I would recommend my EP Chasing Tales…. naturally!
Chopping Wood vid / Reviews / 6Music & Gigs
The last days of November and teetering on the beginning of my fave month of the year! Chasing Tales EP has been out for 2 whole months now and I’ve had some cracking feedback so far! Have a look at the reviews here, I’m so happy to say the least. Much of it has been along the lines of- ‘great EP!, when’s the album coming out!’.., inspiring to say the least and to those who have asked that I’m already writing…
My immediate plans are to get out and about and do a good run of gigging this new material. I have been doing my musician admin duties to the fullest since the release and I have a gig list here and I’m adding to it all the time. If I’m not coming near you and you have ideas of venues please give me a shout and I’ll see what I can do!
Last weekend we got some people together and made a video for my song Chopping Wood. I teamed up with the excellent Andrew Ab who is clocking up quite a portfolio of videos by some fantastic artists. We made a campfire and ate burned marshmellows and it was great fun, even having a pink face from being so hot! The vid will be out before Xmas.
Chopping Wood has also being picked by Tom Robinson for play on his Mixtape show on BBC 6Music over the next week or two. It was whittled down and included in Fresh Faves Batch 85 and had a little climb from there.
I’ve had great news of things to come which I will divulge in good time.
Until December is in full swing enjoy the warm up to the end of the year and the beginning of the new. Soak up the Autumn. Head over to pick up / download your copy of Chasing Tales at Bandcamp/Amazon/iTunes/CDBaby and if you are looking for a great prezzy for someone I highly recommend it.