Best time to arrive at The Thornbury Theatre tonight... 7:30 - 7:45pm
(allows a bit of time to find parking, pick up / buy tickets at the door, say hi... Read more
sneak preview... a slice from the front cover of the album
As well as the CD, the full set of digital files will soon be available for all you very helpful people who backed the project. In the meanwhile, here's a... Read more
FYI, these are the people who will be making the covers and lyric booklets and discs, and putting them all together and putting them into boxes so I can bring... Read more
Album is at the printers
I took the files into the manufacturer this morning, paid the deposit, and the finished albums should be ready around 8 March.
Too late to do anything about it now...... Read more
Tickets for the album launch now on sale...
Details on the Thornbury Theatre website:
However, I'll be in contact with you all soon to arrange names on the door, copies of the album, and any other good... Read more
Sat 24 March 8pm... Album Launch!
The venue is booked, the players are all organised, the opening band is lined up, the sound person is on board... now all it needs is YOU!
(and... Read more
Mastering... 2nd last step
I'm booked in for a mastering session on Thurs 14th next week.
Mastering is where the volume levels of the separate tracks are all evened out to match, so that... Read more
Some very nearly finished tracks, truly...
Hey, in case you're thinking that maybe this whole album thing is not real, here are a few tracks that are very, very close to finished.
Accidents of Fate...... Read more
To those who wait...
The first mixes came through from the studio over the course of July and into August.
Then, because it's that time of year, I came down with a heavy cold... Read more
Mixing starts tomorrow!
This week... Wed 28 and Thurs 29... I'll be in the studio with Nick the producer and Dave the engineer, putting it all together. Choosing which 'takes' are the best,... Read more
Backing vocals now underway
...and mixing is within sight!
All true. No fake news here!
Last week we did a backing vocals session with Pat Evans and Paul Tehovnik, have got another one this... Read more
Last week: two studio days finalising rhythm stuff, and main vocals.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, finalising lead instruments (electric guitar, french horn, violin, accordion, mandolin) and some icing on the cake... Read more
Next studio dates booked
Hey, you probably forgot about this project... or else quite reasonably you thought it had slid off the map beneath the sea - like Old Zealand which they have just... Read more
the latest news
Well, Nick the producer has finished touring around interstate, at least for a while. I've stopped having a sore back, Melbourne isn't horrible and cold now, and my work has... Read more
Deep in the Winter
Back in the studio today to record more bass and drums. It was a great session, very productive, and the songs we worked on are shaping up really, really well!... Read more
album progress notes from the frozen wastelands of the south
Despite the huge snow drifts that threaten to cave in my makeshift shelter out here in the winter wilds, I have somehow managed to locate my computer keyboard in order... Read more
Back to the Studio tomorrow
Next studio session happening tomorrow, just me, recording guitar parts and maybe some vocals.
I've had a few chances to play Across the Water - one of the new songs... Read more
it's slow brewing...
The third studio session is still a little way ahead, while I try line up time off work to go in and record all my guitar tracks.
(I'd grumble about... Read more
For your interest, some very rough tracks from the second day of recording:
We haven't done any arranging yet, they're not mixed, more parts need to be added,... Read more
First recording session...
So almost back to normal after the last few weeks of... whatever it was that happened for the last few weeks.
Looking back to December 18. Hot day. Hard work... Read more
This time next week...
...I will have not long been home from the music night at Mamma Vittoria, and I'll be putting new strings on my guitar, ready for our first studio session the... Read more
First studio session booked
Friday 18 December... me and Nick Charles and Les Oldman (drummer) and Reave Maloney (double-bass) will find our way to Dave McCluney's freshly-built studio in Tottenham... if we can find... Read more
Introducing Nick Charles...
Here's a couple of videos of Nick, the guy who's producing the album...
His version of the classic Stand By Me was accepted by Lieber and Stoller (who wrote it)... Read more
the latest song
First cut of a brand new one:
Some of the lyrics still need work, so there's a few lines of filler in place while I wrestle with some recalcitrant... Read more
The work has started!
I had the first official project meeting with Nick Charles (the producer) during this last week. We worked our way through the songs, discussing ideas for how each one might... Read more
Hey, seriously, a very huge thank you!
Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you!
The target was reached, and now it's time to get on with making the album.
More than the money though, it really... Read more
visions of little trains puffing up hills...
I think I can, I think I can...
(target in sight)
On this album there will be three cover songs. Out of all the thousands of amazing songs in the... Read more
Hi everyone, and thanks again for the wonderful support! The project has just crossed the half way mark... both in the funding, and the amount of time left. Looking good... Read more
Hey, the first rush of pledges has been hugely encouraging, so many thanks to all of you for taking a chance on this project!
There's one house concert booked, and... Read more