Here's a little bit about my music: A Single Word is my debut, finished in 2009. Perhaps my most important record (to me at least) because without it, the others wouldn't exist at all. I really put my heart and soul into it.
Ghost Town, like it's predecessor, is mostly a folk/soul type record. I stretched out a little with this one, my confidence had grown. When I finished Ghost Town, I knew that from then on, I would simply carry on making my records in my home studio.
My third, Bartender Tales isn't to dissimilar, but has some 'town hall' thrown in, and more of it was recorded 'live', there was less tracking. I think that this one, really cemented it for me. It didn't matter anymore that I wasn't selling any records, it was a relief. I could just 'do it', and this is very fulfilling to me.
Portland, my 4th LP, was made in a rehearsal room, in 2hrs, on a handheld recorder, just to see if I could do it and to try something a little different. I had only lyric sheets when I entered the rehearsal room, no songs. I'm very proud of it, and it has helped me with the recordings that I made afterwards.
Internet Dating Adjectives has been both fun and draining to make, I might've found my stride. It's got a good balance to it. It's mostly all 'one take', it's taken a while to get here!
My 6th, Mild Green Mango Chutney, relates a break-up with a best friend, I've wrestled with the 'should I/I shouldn't' release it thing for a while, but seeing as I'm so underground, who cares? I'm very happy with it, it's all in there.
I try for feeling in my records, that's my strength, because I'm not a sound engineer, although I do try.
I make my own records, at home. Love it.
Love music, so much, can't even talk about it.
I'm a stay at home Dad, with three young children, and a very supportive wife. I'm amazed that I get to do this at all....
I'm a lucky man.
Releasing an LP every 12 months.
To keep on writing, even stuff that I personally can't use or get to work properly.
Practise every day, even if it's only for an hour.
Ignoring all silly feedback from the industry (the tiny, tiny little bit that I get anyway...)
Finding my own way, my own sound.
Being loyal to my few fans.
Not joining in with the 'press kit, photo shoot, logo, brand' conversations that seem to be getting louder, and louder every year.
Being the best musician and singer that I can be.
Becoming a better engineer and producer, helping others to make their records.
To keep on making records, and one day, I will make "the one".