Snow angels, crisp air and warm company.......just back from the Scottish Writer's Centre at Moniack Mhor near Inverness.......another set of songs written and its safe to say the head is clear of everything except the beauty of nature......definitely recommended
I've always wanted to go see that all the fuss about Other Voices is and this year I finally got that chance....3 days full of music ...what more could you ask for.....Getting to play in the #EirOtherVoices Sound Studio was so fantastic.....definitely need to work on the video face!
Ok ...ok.....on Dame Street not the city :)
The welcome in the Lower Deck on a Thursday night is great .....many thanks to Brian for having us :)
I can't believe its done.....after days in the studio spread over the last few months its finally a wrap on the EP.......I cannot recommend Audioland Studios enough.....Anthony has pushed me to produce the best versions of these songs that I can.....Im delighted with the results and looking forward to sharing them with everyone in 2018.....now to get them mastered.....designed....etc
What an amazing festival .....so much to learn and so many interesting stories to hear.....especially overwhelming to meet Geoff Travis who started Rough Trade......legend!
It was a real pleasure to be asked to do a feature slot at the Circle Sessions tonight.....I always love the sense of community when you play at the International and the extreme positivity in the room
Another day recording and getting the tracks down for the EP.....Anthony Gibney is definitely a patient man :)
A quick spin down the N7 and we were at the Bru House in Newbridge for the intimate Ciunas session. Nice surprise to be playing with Cry Monster Cry......
Cello day in the studio........if you don't know Kim V. Porcelli......you should....just beautiful sounds
There wasn't a glass slipper to be seen at Rathfarnham Castle last night....but there was magic and melody to beat the band! What a wonderful night working with Catherine and the team to set up a sold out gig for the local community. Its going to be hard to beat the beautiful ballroom for locations from now on :)
Great tunes from Grainne Hunt also
So sad to see another one of my musical heroes gone.....I don't care what anyone says....Chris Cornell had one of the most unique voices ever! Huge hole in the world of music :( I wrote this one with my friend Daniel Hertzov as a small tribute.....
What could be better than a week in the country writing new songs? No better place than Halsway Manor in Somerset.....surrounded by the most beautiful moors, when the mist comes down it conjures up ideas of Wuthering Heights or some otherworldly place.....I really enjoyed working with Boo Hewerdine and the gang :)
To say I've never been on a stage like the one at the Opium Rooms would be fair......a real live & lit up stage with a proper sound check and dancing people!!!!
It was amazing to get picked for BIMM's last Live & Lyrical show of the year and I have to give a big shout out to Rebecca & Sophie who provided the amazing backing vocals and dance routine and to Decy for the nimble drumming.....they all made it special!
You can check it out in the video below
I can't believe its my last day at BIMM.....I'm going to miss my BIMM family lots! We've had a year of musical adventures with highs and lows along the way. So many songs written some well worth forgetting, but, others that I hope will live on in one way or the other!
BIMM rocks! Darwin's Daughter on a poster!!!
It was real fun playing the Vintage Rooms this week. A full proper set for the first time...its nice to know you have enough songs to entertain people :)
Many thanks to Tony, Mick and the guys at Darkie Kelly's tonight.....always a warm welcome and a positive crowd!
Well.....who knows how this is going to go but its the first day at BIMM Dublin and I'm really looking forward to mainlining creativity over the next year!!!