Video: Come With Me – live at Bridge of Orchy

Norman Lamont and the Heaven Sent at the Orchy sessions

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

Songstories #15 – The Spell

Greek engraving of sad musician with lyre

I’ve written some sad songs in my time, but this must be the saddest.  It’s a sprawling 7.5 minutes. The theme song, the bit about the spell that opens and closes the song, reflects on how youth feels invulnerable, invincible, even if you know it’s not forever – ‘safe for the moment’. It bookends some half-told … Read moreSongstories #15 – The Spell

Songstories #11: Roadblock

Soldiers at a roadblock

My Roadblock album doesn’t get mentioned much when people talk about my music. Maybe because I don’t tend to play many of the songs live. Or maybe because it’s pretty gloomy. The title track is one of the darkest things I’ve done. The inspirations were the blues and the call and response worksongs of the … Read moreSongstories #11: Roadblock

Two Roadblock performances

The Roadworks band will have two more outings in December:   Tonight (Sun 7 Dec)  at The Ark, Waterloo Place, with Rob Sproull-Cran, Angel Conversations and others. 8pm start, £2.00 admission   Thurs 11 Dec at The Village, Fort St, Leith, with Ms Fi, Simon Kempston and Mark Barnett  8pm start   There’s a curious … Read moreTwo Roadblock performances