Hello there sunshines!
Are we all having a nice summer so far? The weather has been amazing in Ireland at the moment and we are lapping it up…. music jams in the garden & beach sound better than ever.
This month I’ve been all over the country with different performances, music videos, recording tracks and rehearsals! Its like a mini holiday 8)
I performed with my band at a charity event in Derry in aid of Foyle Hospice. The event was put together by international footballer “James McLean” who put on a great night for a great cause. It was awesome to have the band with me for this gig and great to see some schoolmates there too I haven’t seen in around 5 years. Once again music brings us all together…awww
This month you guys helped me get involved in an amazing project! I had wrote on twitter that I would love to perform with singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby just as a passing thought…. or tweet I should say, and after your amazing support, retweeting, tweeting and messages to him, his people contacted my people and before I new it I was in the studio recording one of his tracks for a charity project called “Thick Custard”.
The project involved getting 12 musicians around the world to record their favourite cover of Bruce’s. The tracks would then be available for free download and allowing you to make a donation to the selected charities if you wanted!
I chose to cover “Valley Road” and stripped it right down to vocals and piano to make it my own, I hope you and Bruce all liked it! I recorded the track in a cool new studio in Derry called “The Safe” as part of the link academy. If you would still like to get the free download, here’s the link to the site! >>> http://thickcustard.com/
This week I finally got to take part in a “Glen Session” music video recording. Something I have been dying to do for a year now! The Glen in Ireland is secret location where a few musicians have recorded live acoustic music videos, some covers & some originals. I did my recording this week and had such a great experience.
The production company ran by Bernard Hayes made the whole day a musical treat for my mates and I at the shoot. And lets face it, getting a keyboard into the woods isn’t the easiest of jobs to do…..not a bother to them!
I recorded one of my new songs I recently wrote called “Sunlight” I hope you guys enjoy it! I thought it suited the surroundings of the Glen. Another band “Atlantis Fire Department” were there from cork that were recording one their own tracks too! All round it was a great day/night and I hope the video comes out well! It will be posted on their youtube channel www.youtube.com/theglensessions and Give them a wee tweet @theglensessions and let them know what you think when its out! They’re cool cats!
So as much as it sounds like iv been flat out in the music world, there has been some time for the odd beach party, dancing under the stars and hanging out with mates ! My summer has been rockin so far and I have been enjoying all my travels! How has your summer been going so far? Get over to my facebook page and drop me a comment and let me know! Hope you are well lovelies!
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