It’s been a while since I put out anything new, but the Heaven Sent have been playing new songs over the last six months. There’s Turn, She Wants Out and this one, The Right Thing. Musically this goes back a fair way. The arrangement idea – one repeated note on the guitar plus a bassline … Read moreA new song – The Right Thing
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)
… 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
Here’s a new video, based on cover of a Momus song I’ve been working on for some time. This is from Momus’s 1993 album Timelord, and I’ve loved it all these years. I’d wanted to sing it but the chords were a mystery to me until I found a piece of software called Riffstation, which … Read moreChristmas on Earth (Momus cover)
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?
UPDATED 09/11/2018 Following my post about John Martyn I was thinking about where I’d used his guitar style most, and it was probably this Robert Burns song. Here’s a live video, recorded at home where you can follow the guitar style if you’re that way inclined. Also updated: the Now page Here’s the studio version … Read moreYe Banks And Braes – Robert Burns in John Martyn style (live)