Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wish I Wrote That #2 – “By This River” (Brian Eno)

I have a lot of favourite songs and favourite songwriters however, if I was going to put my finger on what my favourite song of all time is, it would be “By This River” by Brian Eno. I have been a huge fan of Eno ever since I started learning and playing music but when [...]

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Sting’s Songwriting Process – An Insight

I stumbled across this old video on YouTube of Jools Holland interviewing Sting (circa early 80’s) recently and it gives a brilliant insight into the way that Sting gathers, processes and demos his songwriting ideas before introducing it to the rest of the Police band members Even though the video primarily focuses on how he [...]

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Words Of Wisdom From Steve Vai

Below is a video I came across today of Steve Vai at one of his private sessions guitar events answering the age old question… “How To Become Successful?” What struck me about this video was how eloquently Steve Vai constructed his answer. He certainly had put a lot of thought into what he was going to say [...]

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CD Project Update #25 – CD Launch: Change In Venue/Date

I just wanted to let you all know that there has been a change in plan regarding the “Seeing Stars” CD Launch venue and date. I’ve decided to take a leap of faith and go with The Promethean (which was my first choice anyway) instead of The Brunswick as the launch venue. The reason for [...]

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The “Seeing Stars” Songbook

In the spirit of keeping you all in the loop with what I’m doing, I just wanted to run something by you all… It’s an idea for a different type of product or merchandise? It will be called the “Seeing Stars” Songbook. It would be a book with the lyrics and chords for all of [...]

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CS Gigs: W/E Sunday March 18th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday March 18th, 2012. Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN. Wed 14 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am) Fri 16 – FIGJAM @ Mick O’Sheas (7pm – 11pm) Sat 17 – Hotel Royal (7:30pm – 11pm) Sun 18 – Bridgewater Inn (1pm – [...]

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CD Project Update #24 – Final Mixes And The Mastering Process

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been helping Anthony Stewart at Red Brick Music complete the final mixes of all the songs in readiness for the mastering process which will be done later on this month. The songs sound absolutely fantastic and the feedback from the select few people that have heard the finished [...]

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Help, I Was Hacked!

I have been a bit quiet over the last week because this website got hacked and I’ve been spending the time researching and trying to fix the issue. Thankfully, it’s all better now but man, what an ordeal. In my research I read that having your website hacked triggers the same feelings as if your [...]

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