Last Thursday, 21st November, saw the launch party for Ten Objects in the Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy in Edinburgh. Before the gig To say I was nervous in the runup to it would be an understatement. A recurring vision was of playing to my wife and the band members and no-one else. The Facebook event I … Read moreTen Objects launch party
This is an idea that’s always been at the back of my mind for The Ballad of Bob Dylan, finally realised! The inspiration goes back to my friendship with Adrian Whittaker who co-edited the Incredible String Band fanzine Be Glad. One of the contributors drew a lovely comic strip version of the song Ithkos from … Read moreThe Ballad of Bob Dylan – Illustrated!
Here’s a new video for the new album. About the song This started life as a songwriting exercise on a weekend in Bridge of Orchy. The first version took about twenty minutes to write and when I played it back to the others I felt myself tearing up. That’s how I knew it was a … Read moreStory of a Love in Ten Objects (video)
Here are three more previews from the new album: Story of a Love in Ten Objects – featuring Suzy Cargill on percussion. The title gives you all the explanation you need Don’t Ask Me – featuring James Bryce on piano. Musing on the feelings inside an open relationship. Anniversary – with Tricia Thom on harmony. … Read moreTen Objects – three more previews
For the third year running I attended the Glasgow Songwriting Festival last weekend. It followed the same format as previous years – you stay in a group of about eight and spend a two hour session with each of the four tutors over the Saturday and Sunday – but unlike previous years in the unique … Read moreGlasgow Songwriting Festival 2019
Here are the first previews of the new album and artwork. More to follow. This new collection of songs sprang from a suggestion by Gerry that I do a simple ‘singer-songwriter with guitar’ album as a contrast to the last album which was a band effort. At first I thought “That’s not me.” But on … Read moreTen Objects – a preview of the new album