THE PREVIOUS RELEASES
The past few years have been interesting musically. I've been back and forth with ideas for my 3rd album (2nd solo album).
My debut album 'Reborn' came about when I was looking for a new musical path by adding a little chaos to my relatively calm life. This release allowed me to explore new ideas and concepts, almost pushing me to blood, sweat and tears.
Arranging songs that I grew up with for the 'Momento' EP was really enjoyable. The second album was a collaboration with Daryl Kellie, an awesome guitarist. Together we spent 5-days writing this fingerstyle-folk release on Daryl's narrow boat and in 5 days, followed by recording the complete work within 24 hours, just a fortnight later. This satisfying, stress-free process spurred me on towards the next few singles' Lost at Sea', 'Wicked Game' and 'Mr Writer' and my next album.....
'ANNUAL' - A 12-TRACK SOLO GUITAR CONCEPT LP
Life has moved on, I'm now six years into fatherhood, and life is incredibly busy. Ironically I've recently been searching for calm in my musical journey!! It wasn't until I acquired a ToneWood Amp in late 2018 that enabled me to transport my mind to another place where new material started to emerge.
These solo guitar pieces (although there are a few collaborations in there) have now come to life in a new album I've named 'Annual'. A new year begins and time rushes by, but composing an album with a track for each unit of time, would, I felt, be a novel way of looking at it. At the start of each month, when the new calendar page is turned, an original photograph or piece of art is revealed.
Along with some mellow pieces, there are a few upbeat, qwerky and complex pieces i've thoroughly enjoyed putting together.