Amazing Radio Live Session and Interview Now Available!

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My live session and interview for Amazing Radio and Baylen Leonard’s excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ was aired this weekend and if you missed it, you can listen again here. Baylen’s show showcases the finest Americana, country, roots and folk and he has been very supportive, playing ‘Carolina Rain’ and ‘Dreaming in Crowds’

Check out the interview here:

‘Another Place and Time’

‘The Boy Who…’

AMA UK Conference, Amazing Radio Session, ‘Clouds with Silver’ Reissued with Proper Distribution

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Had an excellent day at the second The Americana Music Association UK conference and Maverick Festival It was inspiring to hear Mary Gauthier’s keynote speech about the art of song writing, very inspirational to an artist like myself.  It’s also always lovely catching up with Bob Harris!

After my debut album ‘Slipstream’ was reissued recently, I’m now excited that ‘Clouds with Silver’ has also been reissued with Proper Distribution. Described by Maverick Magazine as “a fantastic insight into a world of love, loss and changes” and Bob Harris as “a beautiful album” Check it out on iTunes

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This week I had a a great time recording a live session and interview for Amazing Radio and Baylen Leonard’s excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ which showcases the finest Americana, country, roots and folk. Baylen has been very supportive, playing ‘Carolina Rain’ and ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ and the session should be aired Saturday July 26th between 6 and 8pm.  Check out the show here

New Video Preview, Podcast Special, Latest Column and Free Downloads!

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Hi everyone! Had a beautiful day last week on the coast filming a brand new music video. Excited to share a little preview

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My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online! Discussing some great duets, who they were written for and some of my personal favourites. What are your favourite duet songs?

Featured Artist Podcast

Was lovely to be the featured artist on a recent Journey of Discovery podcast. Also includes music by some of my favourite artists and inspirations including Ryan Adams, Neal Casal, Kathleen Edwards, Hem, Mindy Smith, Tift Merritt and Josh Rouse. Big thanks to Linda Conway.

Free Downloads!

Just recorded a live acoustic cover of this lovely Elbow song from the latest album.

Also, a free download of an Arctic Monkeys song, ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ from ‘AM’

Slipstream Reissued on Proper

My debut album ‘Slipstream’ described by Bob Harris as a ‘beautiful debut album’ has been reissued, now available on iTunes with Proper Music Distribution.

 

Record Store Day – New Videos and Great Review

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Hope you had a wonderful Record Store Day and went out to support your local independent record shops (as well as purchasing some cool music!). Had a great time playing at David’s Music. I was given such a warm welcome and thanks to everyone who came out. With owner Andy:

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Big thanks especially to country music blog 4000 Miles to Nashville for this great review and also for filming ‘Wildfire’. Check out the review here

I also put together this fun highlights video of my day behind the scenes:

As you all know, I love talking about songwriting and thanks to Ben Williams for interviewing me for his cool songwriting blog. Talking about my writing process as well as my favourite songs and writers here

Exciting also to have more airplay on Amazing Radio. ‘Carolina Rain’ from latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ was played on excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ this weekend. Playlist here

 

New videos Under The Apple Tree with Bob Harris! Latest Column, TV Appearance

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Photos above by Claudia Taveira Photography from a recent shoot. More photos at Facebook

Really excited to share the new videos from my recent session Under the Apple Tree with Bob Harris and WBBC. Here is the first song I played, ‘Music and the Mountains’ with Bob introducing me.

And here’s the second video from the session. Chatting more with Bob and performing two bonus songs, new song ‘Another Place and Time’ and a special Ryan Adams cover!

Plus you can listen and download the podcast on iTunes

I also had fun meeting the guys at Mustard TV this week. Here is the link to my interview am on in part 2.

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My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is also now online. Writing to a music brief, my experiences so far of writing music for TV, film and top-line melodies.

It was also great to get more airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.

 

 

New videos from C2C Country to Country, first airplay on Amazing Radio!

Hope you enjoy these two new videos from C2C Country to Country Festival at The O2. Here’s me performing ‘Love Won’t Let Me Go’at the Armadillo Stage

Here’s also a fun video I’ve put together, highlights of my weekend at C2c. Thanks to those who filmed my performances. I’m also adding fan photos to my C2C album at Facebook

It was also exciting to get my first airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.

If you missed my airplay on Bob Harris’s Radio 2 show, here’s ‘The Boy Who’ which features on my latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ available here

Plus my music has been used for a documentary about charity The Benjamin Foundation which will be broadcast  on new TV channel Mustard TV. Thanks to Appletree Media Norwich Freeview channel 8 (check the website for transmission area)

 

 

 

Amazing weekend at C2C! Airplay on Radio 2!

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Still buzzing from playing 3 Pop Up Stages at C2C at the O2. Thanks again so much to Country to Country for having me play and to everyone who came along to the shows.  The festival had a great atmosphere with so much amazing live music. Thanks to Jeff G Photography for these great colour shots and to Jon Higham for the cool sepia pic. More photos at my Facebook page and they’ll be more pics to come. To make it an even more exciting weekend I was also played on Bob Harris’s Radio 2 show. Bob played ‘The Boy Who..’ from my latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ describing it as a song that ‘really tugs at the heart’. It’s also a song I performed over the weekend and available on Bandcamp

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Recording a Session for WBBC Under the Apple Tree!

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Such a great day this week recording an Under the Apple Tree session for Bob Harris and WBBC. It was so lovely catching up with Bob again. Videos coming soon. Photo below taken by the great man himself!

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Happy Valentines Day! New Compilation of Love Songs Available!

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Wishing you all a very Happy Valentines Day! Now available ‘The Sweetest Dream’ a new compilation of acoustic love songs at my Bandcamp page. The tracks are a mixture of songs from my 3 studio albums plus some live studio versions. Enjoy! xx

Performing at C2C Festival! Arctic Monkeys Acoustic Cover, Latest Column

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Really excited to announce I’ll be performing at Country to Country Pop-Up stages in March at the O2. Can’t wait! More info here

From their website: Following the acclaimed success of Country to Country 2013, an outstanding line up of music stars are again heading across the Atlantic for a huge two-day music festival extravaganza at The O2 on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 March 2014.

Legendary broadcaster Bob Harris will again be compering the festival:

“It is a very exciting time for Country music in the UK. C2C 2013 was a fantastic experience and next year’s festival promises to be another massive milestone. I am thrilled to be compering again and providing huge coverage on ‘Bob Harris Country’ on BBC Radio 2 when Nashville comes to London. See you at The O2!”

Looks like it’s going to be a great weekend. I’ll be posting the time I’m playing in the tour section.

I’ve also just recorded a live acoustic version of Arctic Monkeys ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ as I really like the soulful quality of the track. Hope you enjoy!

Plus my latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online! Discussing online resources for musicians. With so many sites out there, what sites and tools provide help to independent artists like myself.