Blimey, I’m very excited and grateful that my track “Remember” from my new album “Lichens” has been nominated in the Holywood Music in Media Awards
Beryl Markham was a British born aviator who, in 1936, became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic from east to west non-stop in a single engined wooden monoplane. Her story was immortalised in the book “West with the Night”, and this song I wrote was inspired by that amazing story
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Enjoy clips of every song on the album in the order they appear.
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Had such fun recording a new track, playing the drums, bass and of course the guitar
This song was written about the childlike thrill I always get when I have to cross a stream, whether it be a short hop over the narrows, or when it’s one of those when you have to take a running jump, never quite knowing if you’ve got enough lift to reach the far bank…I’m sure you know what I mean 🙂
I loved writing and recording this song from my album “Heading West” because of the instrumentation I used to convey it’s spirit. To describe it I couldn’t do any better than music reviewer Kathy Parsons who did me the honour of reviewing the album in 2013…
“Drift” is a rapturous slow dance with a gentle sway. Piano, guitar, and light percussion elicit sighs of contentment”.
I probably shouldn’t do this but I’m excited about writing and recording new songs for my next album, so I wanted to preview just one of them, a simple song called “You Know Me”. Hope you like it…