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Our Wedding Video

17/05/2024

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THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

04/05/2024

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Songbird (Eva Cassidy cover)

18/03/2024

This song has always had a sentimental place in my heart, I absolutely love it to pieces. It was the song that I'd always play at my very first open mics from the age of about 14 or 15, and it was the song that I used to play every week as part of my very first gig residency. My parents always used to love when I played this song live, and they requested that I performed it at their vow renewal to celebrate 30 years of marriage. It was only 6 months after this that my dad then passed so this song has now gained even more meaning to us as a family.

 

I decided to record a little version of it for you guys, with some subtle strings and harmonies for some extra oomph. I hope you enjoy.

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Altered (the original version)

22/02/2024

I recently stumbled upon this video again. This was the original recording I made of 'Altered' just as I'd finished writing it on 20th July 2020.

 

If you listen closely, you may notice that in this original version, I never actually sing the word 'altered' at all... In fact, I originally wrote the song under the title 'Haunted'. However, when it came to putting the album together, I already had another song called 'Haunt' so I needed to switch things up slightly to differentiate between the two. When playing back through this song trying to see which alternative word would fit, 'altered' just naturally spilled out of my mouth and thus the new title and theme of the song was born!

 

I love that I've managed to find the original video with the original lyrics, it's interesting to look back at and see the song's journey!

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My Finances as a Full-Time Musician (2023 edition)

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01/02/2024

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What It Is To Know Colour - The Full Album Demos

12/01/2024

I wanted to share something special and super-exclusive for my lovely members. This is the unreleased, never-heard-before demo version of my debut album, 'What It Is To Know Colour'.

 

All of these tracks you're about to listen to are the original, first draft takes of each song, produced by no one else but me in my living room. This was the final, raw state of the songs before they made it to the studio or into the hands of the session musicians, where they grew into something far bigger.

 

When I first finished all of these demos, I was absolutely delighted with how they sounded and was certain I almost had a finished album already. But, taking them to my producer and building them up with the real instruments and the real orchestral strings totally transformed them, even more than I could've imagined.

 

That being said, as wonderful as it is listening to big epic soundscapes, I also think there's something special about listening to demos, knowing that these were the versions of the songs when they were at their rawest and were personally handcrafted with the purest of emotion. Every note, every beat, every little subtle noise hidden in the background is all intentional and you know that the artist sat there and dedicated their time and attention to getting it just how they wanted it, without any influence from anyone else.

I hope you enjoy listening!

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Nostalgia - Live Acoustic Version

28/12/2023

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