Things have been a bit quiet on the music front in my life recently while I've been busy being a Dad, doing the day job and training to run the London Marathon. I am however, finding more time to work on some of the song ideas I've been writing in the odd moment over the past few months and am excited over the prospect of new songs on the horizon.
In the lead up to Christmas I'm posting a track each day this week from my EP of Christmas Covers. First up is my acoustic cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
The book of short stories I wrote to accompany my album Postcards is now available on the Amazon Kindle store. It's free if you're a Kindle Unlimited member or just £2.45 if you're not. I decided to change the name of the book from the limited edition print version.
I've just uploaded a new video for my song Poppies that I made earlier in the week. The song features on my current album, Postcards and confused one reviewer who thought it was just about being lonely.
I meant to write a blog post a couple of months ago about taking a little break from things before becoming a Dad, but I've been too busy to write anything until now. Moving house also added to the extra busyness. I have just found a brief moment of time at 1:54am so here goes.
I've written a book of short stories called Postcard Stories to accompany my new album, Postcards, with each story being about a song from the album. It's 90 pages long and there are limited edition print copies available free with the album, or the album is free with the book, whichever you prefer.
Motorway Song from the new album Postcards was played on Tom Robinson's mixtape show on BBC 6music last night.
It's a beautiful sunny day, perfect for the release of my new album, Postcards. To celebrate here is a new video I made of the song Postcard from the album.
The CDs of my new album arrived in the post this week. The album is called Postcards and has been nearly 4 years in the making.
Just before the weekend French blog Cover and Remix featured my cover of New York New York on their website. Here's a link to their website and a reminder of the video I also made for the song.
It's been a while since I had some Sugardrum photos taken to use for promotion. The last proper photo session I had was on a cold Winter's day with rapidly fading light in Richmond Park. I was physically shaking it was so cold towards the end. With a new album being released in a couple of months I thought it was time to get some new photos done.
I finished the mixing for my new album earlier in the week and sent the tracks off for mastering. The last day of mixing ended up being a long one as there were various tweaks that I wanted to make to the songs to get them to sound their best.
I've made another new Christmas video - my acoustic cover of the Wham! classic Last Christmas with the original video recreated as a play performed by a cast of Lego characters.
I've made a video for my latest Christmas Cover - White Christmas. It is made up of a series of photographs I took a few years ago whilst walking through Richmond Park in Surrey. It was a very snowy day and we were lucky to chance upon a herd of deer crossing the path in front of us. Twas a very lovely moment.
It's time for a new Christmas cover, yay! For the past few years I've been recording a cover of a classic Christmas song in my own style and giving it away to family and friends as a thank you for their support over the past year. This year's track is an acoustic version of White Christmas.