Christmas Single Now Available on iTunes! Headline Christmas Show, New Column and New Covers

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Hey everyone, I’m really excited that my original Christmas single ‘St Benedict’s Christmas Fair’ is now available on iTunes!

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Here’s the music video for the single, some of it filmed around, where else, St Benedict’s Street!

I’ll also be sharing some live performances of the song so do keep an eye on my YouTube channel

To celebrate the release, I will be playing a special headline gig at The Bicycle Shop on Wednesday December 10th. Those attending the gig will also have the chance to get a special Christmas EP featuring two Christmas covers!

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Tickets and info here.

Thanks to Iceni Magazine for this feature about the upcoming show and also to Vanilla Magazine for this article:

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Latest Columns  – Covers

My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online and this time I’m discussing the popularity of artists doing cover versions as well as sharing some tips on how to cover a song more creatively as well as looking at some of the most enduring covers. I’ve also started writing a regular column for All Things Norfolk where I share my musical adventures in the area. Here’s the latest one

Free Downloads at SoundCloud

Talking of cover songs, there are some new ones I’ve recorded that are free to download at my SoundCloud page. Recent songs include those by Ryan Adams, The Supremes, Lucinda Williams and many more.

New Video

Performing a live acoustic cover of this beautiful Kris Kristofferson song that I love to sing: ‘Help Me Make It Make It Through The Night’

French Interview 

Interview with this cool French music site all about my songwriting, favourite artists and more. Huge thanks to Claude.

 

Brand New Music Video ‘Be Around’

Very excited to share my brand new music video! for my song ‘Be Around’. Huge thanks to Claudia Taveira Photography

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I’ve also just recorded a live acoustic cover of this beautiful Kate Bush song. One of my favourite songs of hers. Can’t wait for her Before The Dawn Tour!

Thanks so much to Ramsey Sounds for 2 cool electro remixes of my summer song ‘Summer on the L’ and acoustic track ‘So Many Words’

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:

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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

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.

Christmas Single Available at Bandcamp

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Lots of fun filming the video for my Christmas single. Here a sneaky peek and a little video teaser

As well as SoundCloud, the song is also available at my Bandcamp page  Thanks to all the radio stations who have played the track so far. It’s also being played on BBC Radio Suffolk tonight around 6.45pm on the Stephen Foster show.

New Christmas Single Out Now!

Really excited to share my new original Christmas single ‘St Benedict’s Christmas Fair’ which I recorded and mixed myself. It’s a bittersweet acoustic ballad about saying goodbye.

You can download it here

Also I’ve already been getting airplay for my Christmas cover ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’

New Video ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ Performance and Interview on Music Show ‘Reverb’

Here’s the brand new music video for my single ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ as heard on BBC Radio 2. Big thanks to UEA TV for making it!

Also here’s my appearance on episode 1 of new music show ‘Reverb’. Includes an interview and live performance. I’m on about half way through the show. Also check out the first band on too, The B Roads, who sound great! Thanks again to UEA TV for their support.