This year Bandcamp has been a great provider of new interest in my music, so this last week I decided to upload my first digital EP to the platform. Entitled More Reflections there are 3 acoustic jazz guitar tracks which I really enjoyed recording. They’re unlike anything I’ve done before with 2 of the 3 leaning towards the avant-garde!
I have now made 3 videos of tracks from Return To Wine Dark Sea. I’ve always made my own videos as I love matching imagery to music.
As Return To Wine Dark Sea is based on Homer’s Odyssey, I wanted to create fantasy images for these new videos. So, I ventured into the world of AI for the first time and spent a couple of days on a new learning curve. I was not disappointed!
Click on the images to watch each of the Return To Wine Dark Sea videos. Hope you enjoy them!
Return To Wine Dark Sea (extracts)
It’s almost Christmas – again! This year has certainly flown by, but before 2019 comes to a close, I would like to share a piece of new music, created to reflect the true spirit of Christmas. Enjoy!
If you would like to download the music, click here
I was suprised when I looked today and realised how long it is since I last posted. The autumn and winter months seem to have flown by so fast but then it is not surprising when I think about it. I have been ensconced in a lot of work using the Sibelius program and whilst that has been very rewarding, it has been like living in another world for a while!
The last few months has also seen my Facebook page audience grow to over 13,000 followers and my YouTube Channel has a bigger following too with over 3,000 subscribers. It means a lot to receive support like this and I will certainly try to share more new music and video material over the coming months.
Here is one of my videos which recently picked up in popularity:
A News item about the Edel Rhapsody may also be on the horizon as I await confirmation of two concert performances in the United States. I’m really excited about that!
This week my Facebook page reached the milestone of 1,000 Likes and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to that. It means a lot to know that people enjoy my music.
One of the biggest surprises has been the response from Facebook users in Brazil. They clearly have a BIG passion for music and have left lots of kind comments on my 2 recent video clips:
Obrigado a meus amigos no Brasil!
In this video I wanted to match beautiful and inspiring imagery with one of my favourite tracks from ‘Reflections In Blue’. I chose snow-capped mountains and sunsets and the track’s two main sections. Enjoy the flight!
The video has received a great initial reaction on social media including my Facebook page. So I’ve decided to do more videos soon – watch this space 🙂
When ‘Reflections in Blue‘ was released last November, I explained that the album is a collection of pieces inspired by strong memories and atmospheric events in my life. Today I’d like to share with you a new video and also the story behind the music.
When I lived in London many years ago, I often frequented the South Bank either to watch concerts and rehearsals or to sometimes to perform in concert myself. There was one notable evening after performing at the Purcell Rooms when I had to walk through an underpass nearby and was shocked at the number of homeless people sleeping rough. I remember it vividly as it was a miserable, wet night and they were huddled up in cardboard boxes.
When I was writing the new album, the memory echoed strongly when I chanced upon an article about the plight of the homeless in New York. I was shocked to learn that the New York municipal shelter system houses over 61,000 homeless people including over 24,000 children every night of the week.
So I created the music and the video in the hope more people will become aware of the problem of homelessness.
In the meantime here is a new video of a recently remixed track entitled Song Of Autumn.
BTW The woolly jumper isn’t a fashion statement …
it was too cold when we did the filming!