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Update Amongst these Strange Times

I timed the release of my latest Summery-feel single ‘Stay’ pretty badly! Yikes, what a strange few months! I hope everyone is staying safe. Despite these strange times, since my last post, ‘Stay’ has had even more support from various music critics, music lovers, and radio shows, and I am very grateful.

After ‘Stay’ was broadcast on my local BBC Introducing in Lancashire show three times, the Easter Saturday Afternoon show on Radio Lancashire show also broadcast it! Amazing. It was also broadcast on Bombshell Radio, Lone Frequencies, and Trust the Doc (voted as ‘Track of the Week’ by the public (also featured on the blog & TV Show)). Thanks to the numerous fans and supporters who have listened to ‘Stay’, added it to their playlists on various platforms, and/or told their friends/family about it! So much love. Thanks again to Jammerzine, Eat this Music, The Music Below, and Permanent Rain Press for featuring ‘Stay’ on blog posts and socials.

In other news, I uploaded 2x videos to YouTube recently. The first one was a cover of a Joy Division song (Decades) that I performed with my band during my headliner set at Factory (Manchester) last October

The second one was a lyric video for my new single ‘Stay’

In other, OTHER news! I picked up drums (learning of) about a month ago and I’m really enjoying the journey. I’m learning lots about different techniques, drums voices, and beats, and can’t wait to learn more. I’m following the Rock School syllabus as a guide and various YouTube videos for hints and tips. I’ll probably start sharing clips at some point! I’m practicing on an electronic drum kit at the moment, but looking forward to playing on an acoustic kit in a rehearsal space soon. I’m hoping to pick up guitar and keys again, exercise my voice and writing skills… I just need to get back into routine and find the time from somewhere! Exciting times.

Thanks for reading and bye for now 🙂 Take care xx

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Studio Session Reflection

I had a great couple of days last week, back in the studio, recording a new song… I worked with Sugar House again, at Catalyst Studios, in St Helens.

For this track, we used live drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synths, and more! It’s a track that I CANNOT WAIT for you all to hear… The release date is likely to be at the start of 2020, but fear not – I’m planning on getting involved in loads of exciting stuff in the meantime!

A shot of the drum kit being set up
A shot of Ady (of Sugar House) going through some bass guitar ideas
A glimpse of some of the effects pedals we were working with

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