Ms Fi and the Lost Headband – Sunday

I’ve just rediscovered this little gem from 2012. I’d just joined Fiona Thom’s band, the Lost Headband and when they were round at mine for a rehearsal we made a quick video. The song has all Fi’s usual wit and observational skills. Fiona Thom and John Farrell – guitarsNorman Lamont – bass Lyrics (Fiona Thom) … Read more

Andrew Ferguson: I Still Believe

Andrew Ferguson EP front cover art

Andrew’s alias for this and other records is SIASA, or Songs in a Scottish Accent. This is his most accomplished recording so far, I think, thanks to the guiding hand of Gerry Callaghan (producer of my In Another Life and Ten Objects). I played some guitars, keyboards and bass parts and also some backing vocals. … Read more

Three acoustic cover versions

Cover of album Pierre de Grenoble by Gabriel and Marie Yacoub

Having a trawl through my archive vault deep underground, protected by fearsome robot warriors and smelling faintly of disinfectant, I came across this from The Village pub in Leith a couple of Christmases ago. Three quiet acoustic cover versions of songs I’d loved for a long time but never played until that night. The songs: … Read more

Happy Zimday!

Bob Dylan by Birgit Karacsonyi.

On Monday 24th I took part in a Bobathon – about five hours of Dylan covers from singer songwriters in the Ruby Tuesday Sessions page of Facebook. I did, of course, The Ballad of Bob Dylan but also two Dylan covers which I’m quite happy with: The Wicked Messenger I Threw It All Away Bob … Read more