I hope you're all enjoying "Old Eyes" music video - thanks for all the lovely comments! I'm very excited to tell you that this Sunday and Monday, we'll be filming my second music video for the next single off the album! Which song will it be....you'll have to wait and see :-)
I've had a really great week - headed down to Sussex on Wednesday and dropped into BBC Radio Solent on my way past for an interview with Katie Martin. We chatted about "Old Eyes", songwriting and the trials of the music industry. If you haven't had a chance to catch up yet, here's the link -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0255d8y - you'll find me at around 2hrs 31mins.
What a fantastic day I had yesterday! I've never busked in two towns in one day before but Chichester in the morning and Shoreham in the afternoon were most enjoyable I must say :-) I met some wonderful people and it was awesome to see some of them come along to my gig in the evening at the West Street Loft. I headed to the venue after busking to meet up with Laura and Adam, who together are Hickory Signals, and after deciding that we might as well collaborate for one song, it was sounding so good that they ended up accompanying me on quite a few of my tracks. In fact, Adam play percussion on almost every single one, even though he hadn't heard any of them before! The highlight for me was playing a cover of 'Sweet Baby James' with both of them - Laura on backing vocals and with a flute solo, and Adam on percussion with added mini glockenspiel in the choruses - I think we'll have to record that at some point :-) Great also to chat to some of you afterwards and to be reminded just how small the world is - it turns out Laura knows some of my oldest friends.
The last thing to say (very proudly), is that the album is now finished! What an amazing feeling! :-) It's been so much fun as well as some stress and hard work (but mostly fun), and I'm so so happy with the result. I've worked with incredibly talented musicians/producer/mixer/engineers, and to be honest I can't believe my luck, because as well as being talented and hard-working they all happen to be absolutely lovely people, and it has been such a joy getting to know them all.
As far as preorders go, many of you have shown interest in the last few days, so I have decided to keep the options open for an extra week - next Sunday will be the last day you can grab yourself some extra goodies - tickets to the Album Launch after party and the like. If you haven't yet seen what's on offer, head over to my "New Album" page for details.
I'll be up in London for most of this week with gigs on the 12th and 13th at the Troubadour and Proud Camden. Head to my "gigs" page for more details.
See ya later alligators x
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