‘The Hay-Man Dreams’, will be released on Friday 14th July 2017

No one is more surprised than me that I’ve managed to complete another album just a year after releasing The Unreasonable Silence in 2016. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster 12 months for me. I had a few problems health wise last year and ended up having an operation in September to remove a […]

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Cornflakes taste better than principles – An update on Streaming

My Dad has a saying, ‘Cornflakes taste better than principles’.  What he means is, that faced with starvation, taking a meagre offering is better than dying of hunger with your principles. Musicians are currently dealing with this dilemma in the new dawn of streamed music.  Some say, why would you willingly put your music on […]

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Prog and the property developer

As some of you know I had an operation recently to remove a tumour from my right arm.  It’s been a worrying time as due to its location on a major nerve there was some doubt whether its removal would leave me with a permanent loss of motor skills to the fingers.  Nerve damage is […]

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The Unreasonable Silence – Release Info.

Firstly, huge apologies for those who don’t do social media as I’ve woefully neglected to keep this blog updated.  Will try and do better, but this album has a been complete nightmare to bring home and taken every spare moment. In short I just took much on myself. The artwork, final mix and mastering all […]

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Oh Christmas Tree

Is it really Christmas already? I have no idea where the time has gone and there’s still loads to do before this album is finished.  Nick Beggs has played a blinder once again with a bass line as chunky as a Trucker’s Yorkie bar.  I’ve also had some wonderful vocals done by the amazing Rachael […]

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Good progress

Things are going well.  Mr Nick D’Virgilio played an absolute blinder as usual and demolished the entire album’s worth of drums in a single day session at Aubitt Studios last month. The man is a prog machine. He listens once, and by the second take is so into the groove of the track, it’s often […]

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Score!

I really enjoy putting orchestral sections together.  Here’s another snippet of what’s to come.

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Locked in an airless studio

No that’s not a song title!  I’ve been busy writing/ recording and not doing enough posting of progress.  Here’s the first of hopefully many short snippets.  It’s coming.

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