The Desert Was Better (lyric video)

View of the town and loch of Linlithgow

Or, What Have You Got Against Linlithgow, Norman? Here’s a previously unseen video from the 2017 Bridge of Orchy sessions, featuring our late keyboard player John Lawrence. This song has always been a favourite of mine to play and people seem to remember and like it. It’s the first song on my first album, The … Read moreThe Desert Was Better (lyric video)

Everybody Has A Story – new album preview

Joan Crawford publicity shot 1932

I’ve posted occasionally about the new solo album I’ve been recording with Gerry Callaghan since we finished In Another Life. Gerry’s aim was to make it a pure singer/songwriter album with the bare minimum of instrumentation. We’ve stretched that a little but it’s been the guiding principle. The album’s not titled yet and we haven’t … Read moreEverybody Has A Story – new album preview

Crying In The Street by Hungry Ghosts (and others)

Person sitting on ground crying

Here’s another from the Hungry Ghosts reunion at the Village in January. This is one of my more popular songs over a long period. Hungry Ghosts used to perform it but it was never recorded. I did my own version on Romantic Fiction but this live rendition beats that hollow. Crying in the Street I … Read moreCrying In The Street by Hungry Ghosts (and others)

Hungry Ghosts by Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts - Stephen Malloch, Tricia Thom, Norman Lamont

… in which I revive my band name from the 1990s with singer Tricia Thom, and perform a song with the same name as the band! Where it happened Each month, on the first Thursday, John Farrell runs his Shakey Egg night at the Village in Fort Street, Leith. It’s a friendly, intimate music night … Read moreHungry Ghosts by Hungry Ghosts