I am a singer songwriter living in South Wales. I am known predominantly for being the singer/guitarist and one of the songwriters in Lost Tuesday Society. It felt about time I write and record a solo album.
It’s been a long time coming really with regards to making a solo album. Having been a large part of the writing process with Lost Tuesday Society there have been many other songs that i’ve written over the years that just didn’t feel quite like LTS songs.
I was so lucky to get the Mavron string quartet to perform on 4 songs from the album with the wonderful help of Sebastian Goldfinch and his string arrangements. I wanted to make an impact and the strings have lifted those songs into another realm. I love films and how the music can absolutely capture a mood or an ambience and I have always been a fan of strings and orchestral arrangement. It’s a musical jealousy really, that i never learnt a string instrument. With this is mind I’ve added my own electronic, programmed and instrumental parts to the record so It’s been a lesson in production as well.
The single I’ve chosen to release first ‘ The Rain Dance’ is probably my most emotive. For the most part I have asked close friends to participate on the album as I’m surrounded by talented musicians. My friend Joel Morgan, of King Goon features heavily on the album and is essentially a character in the narrative of the whole thing. Also on the album are a choir of friends; Kate Ronconi, Helen Banham, Rhiannedd Collins. Dale Ryan trumpet, Rich Jordan on drums and hopefully Ed Purcell on double bass. The release is with Death Monkey Records and Dave MIlsom is recording and producing it for me.
With original artwork by the brilliant local Swansea artist ‘Fran Williams’ The album is due to be released on 19th April of this year and with the amazing musicians I’ve been lucky enough to help me with this; I hope to do a number of larger shows to showcase the album as well as smaller more intimate acoustic performances in some quirky venues.