Alas, I have sinned, ladies and gentlemen, and confess that my updates to this blog have not been as frequent as they should – please hold me to my monthly update, pester me, berate me, ensure that I keep all of those interested in my music regularly posted.
As the title alludes, I have laid down the guitar tracks for the next album, and can enthusiastically comment that my new Taran Guitar is sounding excellent in the studio, I’m absolutely delighted with how it is responding to the very different demand of recording. Later this week, and into next week, I shall be laying down the vocal tracks, always a highlight, and following that I shall be reviewing everything before determining which tracks to take forward and what additional instrumentation will be required. I anticipate this release should be ready for the summer, but as ever this could depend slightly on both time and budget constraints.
The response to my guitar instrumental concept album ‘Onwards She Travels‘ has been fantastic, a huge thank you to each and every one of you who purchased a copy. It was released with more than a little trepidation, as the previous two instrumental releases were strictly limited edition only, but the positive response has more than justified the faith shown in me by Nexus 24 more of whose work you can see, by clicking the link. Rest assured, I will write more instrumental music in due course, but for now have to put my singer-songwriter hat back on!
The touring year is shaping up well with visits to Germany, Serbia (first time!), Ireland, Italy (first time!), Switzerland, Belgium, England, Poland, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Canada, France, The Netherlands, and of course Scotland to come! As always, there are often gaps in the schedule and if you or anyone you know may be interested in hosting a house concert upon a free date, please do not hesitate to contact me.
2019 may see me travel even further afield, more to follow as and when I receive confirmation.
Thanks for reading, as always.