Below is the second video released by The Self Fulfilling Prophecy Machine (or TSFPM for short).
The song is called Democracy and it traces the evolution of democracy from the Ancient Greeks all the way through to the present day with the election of Donald Trump as the next US President.
The song is written by myself and Geoffrey Stapleton with the video clip filmed by Paul Fagan. The video was also expertly directed and assembled by Geoffrey Stapleton.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
Following up from my last post, another long time collaborator I’d like to introduce you all to is Jeff Smith and Rhymeworks Studios.
Jeff and I have been writing songs since the early 2000’s but have been getting together regularly once a week to write song for the past five years with an emphasis of creating something from absolutely nothing.
This way of working has resulted in two digital releases so far. The first is titled Destination Anywhere, with our latest release, an instrumental album is called Meridians.
Destination Anywhere – BandCamp
Meridians – BandCamp
In-between our collaborating, Jeff has also been busily writing his own tunes and releasing them on BandCamp to. He also uploads videos of his works on his Rhymeworks YouTube Channel.
Here’s a couple of videos Jeff created for Growin’ and Sunset Groove, two songs from our Meridians instrumental album
Although I’ve featured the songs from both online releases above, I’ll be putting up the individual songs in future posts for the online aural portfolio. These will include a blurb about how the songs came into being plus a chord chart for anyone interested in learning how to play them.
It certainly goes without saying that Jeff and I are currently working on song for the next release sometime in early 2017.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to sharing more music with you all.
Green Trampoline is a songwriting duo comprising of myself and award winning songwriter/lyricist Adrian Miller.
Formed in 2010 out of a mutual respect for each of the others songwriting, Green Trampoline attempts to harness the songwriting strengths and weaknesses of both Adrian and I with the end result being a portfolio of songs which is greater than the sum of its parts.
To date Adrian and I have co-written over 35 songs in which some have already been picked up by other acts.
For example. three of our songs Angel Wings, Back To Square One and Free Spirit have been used by indigenous songwriter/artist Krista Pav on her Free Spirit EP.
Back To Square One
Plus, another one of our tracks Wynton Marsalis has been included on an album by internationally renowned Adelaide band PlanB titled Time Is A Diamond.
As well as continuing the Green Trampoline partnership and collaborating on new material, Adrian and I are currently working on putting together a full length album of our songs for digital release in the first quarter of 2017.
I’ll certainly keep you all updated as to its progress but in the meantime I’ll be uploading some Green Trampoline demos to give you a taste of what might be on the as yet untitled album.
All I can say at this very moment is Watch This Space…
PS: The above picture is of me as a little tacker (around about 10 years old) in full flight while jumping on a trampoline.