December 10, 2021
It's gonna be a quiet Christmas around here again this year, so I’m happy to announce you can now stream my holiday album “Quiet Christmas” anywhere you listen to music. Click here to take you directly to the album on the streaming service of your choice.
The song Quiet Christmas was written, and the album recorded, over the span of one week last year. I produced, mixed and mastered it myself at my home studio and released it on bandcamp. I was inspired by the immediacy of that platform for releasing music, and overwhelmed by the response from all of you!
The release also started up a small dialogue on social media about the way we listen to music and support the artists that create it. I heard from many of you that you like the ability to support artists directly via platforms like bandcamp (it really makes a big difference for me!) but also like the convenience of streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music for discovering and sharing new music.
With that in mind I have released Quiet Christmas via Hidden Pony Records with a remastered version of my song Economy Xmas as a bonus track. It is now available to stream wherever you listen to music. It will also remain available for purchase on bandcamp, now with the bonus track.
Happy holidays everybody, and thank you for your continued support. Lots of big news and new music to be released in 2022, please stay tuned.
I pulled together a collection of unreleased songs - 'misfits.' - exclusively for bandcamp Friday.
Some of them were written for various albums but never made the final track list, there's a cover song I recorded to be used in a movie that didn't take it and a failed TV theme song I pitched but struck out. I found something good in every one of these misfit songs, I hope you do too!
Thanks so much for your continued support. I have more new music coming next month, a new merch store (hats, Ts, water bottles!) opening soon and an announcement for the release of 'Hello Blue Monday' to your favourite streaming service this month!
February 5, 2021
'Hello Blue Monday', a re-imagining of my 2007 album 'Goodbye Blue Monday' is out now exclusively on bandcamp.
This recording really came about on a whim. I did a livestream on January 18 (Blue Monday) with my ukulele and a couple drum machines. My idea was to play a few songs and talk about the making of the record, just for fun.
I recorded the audio, and when I went back to listen there was something really fun about the versions I came up with right there on the spot. I was fuelled by the energy and enthusiasm of everyone who tuned in and decided to make a record out of it, and bring you along for the ride.
I did the whole thing in about 2 weeks. I sent the (very) rough demos to my friends Phil and Petr who recorded percussion and woodwinds at their home studios. They emailed me back the tracks and I put down bass, vocals, more ukulele and some nylon string guitar. There's also a kazoo solo, which was suggested by my 4 year old.
I really just went with whatever, it was good fun. I hope you enjoy this collection. I'm releasing it exclusively on bandcamp today, Friday Feb 5, because it is 'bandcamp Friday', which means they waive their fees so all the proceeds go directly to the artist. Very nice of them.
Thank you very much for the support. Now I must sleep a little and dream about the next thing I'm going to make.