This is the story of a collaborative songwriting effort over the last six months or so between Gerry Callaghan and myself. The result was a three-song album -an EP if you will – which we’re selling to benefit SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health. Four Little Leaves – the beginning Early in 2018 I … Read moreWho Was The Poor Girl from Dublin?
Put a small bunch of songwriters in a ski lodge in May with food, drink and recording equipment and what do you get? A lot of fun, some songs we’d never have written, some some recordings we’d never have had and an album to follow up last year’s. Meet on the Lodge I’ve never doing … Read moreLiving it up in the country – Orchy Sessions 2018
Here’s the first video from the Bridge of Orchy sessions. The band are playing Come With Me, the best song on the Roadblock album and one of my favourites of all the things I’ve written. The video was done by Euan Brockie and the audio recorded and mixed by Gerry Callaghan and Ross Arthur. More … Read moreVideo: Come With Me – live at Bridge of Orchy
You wouldn’t have wanted to be backstage before a Beatles show. John Lennon and Ringo Starr both had such bad stage fright they’d throw up every time. I don’t throw up before I go onstage. Venues please have no fear. I’m not normally nervous before performing. If I have any fears about it, they may … Read moreOvercoming stage fright and page fright
The last few posts I’ve been reminiscing over decades. Today I’ll talk about something I expect to be reminiscing about for decades! The Orchy Sessions On the May bank holiday weekend I was part of a group of songwriters and musos who took over the Bridge of Orchy Ski Lodge for a recording weekend. There … Read moreA weekend to remember – the Orchy sessions