Thoughts and Rhymes


A Little Self Promotion

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A Little Self Promotion – Spreading the Word Over the years I’ve tried to promote my music with whatever the current trend is. So, in the 80’s, I would record demos onto cassettes and then either give them away or sell them to anyone who might listen. In the early 90’s this progressed to putting […]

Days of our Lives – Spotify Playlist

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Days of our Lives – Spotify Playlist I’m not one of these people that hate on Spotify for the bad deal they are giving Artists. As someone who owns all the rights to my own material if I was to get a good number of plays on Spotify the revenue could add up and go […]

Take This Smile – New Lyric Video

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I’ve not had a great deal of time this last week so I’m delighted to have come across RotorVideos.com. This had allowed me to make a completely new lyric video for Take This Smile for less than a tenner. I remastered the sound at the same time. I have no plans at the mo to […]

Pieces of Gold

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So I’ve made a stab at compiling a lyric video for old favorite “Pieces of Gold”. I’m not so sure about the layout of the words and might come back to it once I’ve really got my head around the Adobe After Effects software. Anyway, in the meantime this is still a great new vid. […]

Live at Last

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I finally got myself into gear and performed a 40 minute set at the Howden Shire Hall last Friday, (March 23rd). Apart from a bit of a brain fade with the capo on Bringing the Harvest Home it proved to be an excellent gig. First public airing of Day’s End as a song rather than […]

New Songs update

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I seem to have spent the last 9 months treading water while I get the lyrics written for the surplus of tunes I’ve already recorded. This has given me a chance to learn how to get more out of the orchestration and I’m really pleased at the Jangle Pop folkie vibe that’s come out of the […]

First Impressions

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You only get one chance to make a first impression and it has always been a struggle to choose which song should be let out to stake my claim to a listener’s time. After spending countless weeks recording and fine tuning a song it is hard to choose. Usually the latest one gets preferential treatment […]