The New Album Face To Face – Live At Capitol Records Hollywood

 

 

 Face To Face – the new album is finally with us :)

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and this album is very different to my usual electric offerings as I just wanted to see
what the songs were like when they were completely stripped back to just one guitar and one voice
It was completely unplanned and there was no set list.

I was in Capitol Records in Hollywood to record tracks for my new electric album which will be
released later in the year and the engineer set up my acoustic and a microphone and as I liked
the sound through the headphones I just said ’ Can I make an acoustic album while I’m in position?’
Joe the engineer just smiled and said ‘why not?’, so thats what happened and less than 3 hours
later the Face To Face album was in the can – we could have easily gone back and added lots of
other instruments but that would have defeated the purpose so the only rules were no overdubs just one guitar.

Like I say there was no set list so I just played songs that happened to pop into my head at the time
and Joe let me know when we had ten tracks. To sum up, although this was recorded in a studio it is
in every way a Live album so if anyone comes to my solo shows this is a good representation of what it
sounds like. Capitol is a great place to record in and I managed to get started on my new electric album
later that afternoon but with the bonus of an unexpected extra album already recorded, so all in all
I think it was possibly one of the most productive days I’ve had in any studio.
If Carlsberg made studios … thank you Capitol.

 

Looking Forward To The British Blues Awards on the 24th August @ The British Stage – Colne Festival

My thanks goes to everyone who voted for me in my 3 nominated categories namely Best Blues Album for ‘INDEPENDENCE’ – Best song for ‘THE TRAIN’ and for me in the ‘Best Songwriter category’. We’ll soon know if I’ve won anything but irrespective of the outcome I’m really pleased to have gained the 3 Nominations in the first place and really appreciate everyone who took the time to vote – thanks again everybody – Trev :)

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A Thank You – Indie Music Channel Awards April 2014

Always great to be in L.A and April was a pretty cool time – It was great to meet so many new friends and pick up another Award while I was there – my thanks to Junior Turner for sending me the video of my acceptance and I think I may have been slightly more sober than at the HMMAs in November – very happy times in Hollywood and of course thanks to Christopher Ewing and all involved in the ensuing celebrations :)

The Train picked up ‘Best Live Performance’ which made me very happy :)

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Follow That Surfboard!

Splendid Follow That Surfboard from my Instrumental Album has just been picked up by a Large Music Licensing Company in the U.S.A
I have to say I’m really pleased about this so heres hoping they manage to get it placed OK.   Happy days :)

 

 

Blimey I can vote in the Grammys

Really pleased to have been accepted into the Recording Academy which means I even get to have a vote in the Grammys – how cool is that? = me well chuffed!

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This Train Is Out Of Control 5 Major Awards so far

Since its release in November The Train has to date won 5 major American Awards and is also nominated in ‘Best Song’ in the forthcoming British Blues Awards – I’m quite amazed at how far The Train has managed to get under it’s own Steam (see what I did there) now if we could just get a label behind it hmmmm

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Independence Hits Top Ten on Caroline Chart

Brilliant news – Independence has made the Top Ten in the Radio Caroline Chart = me well chuffed

thanks Radio Caroline

thanks Radio Caroline

Great Meeting Dan Marolt and Sandy from Blues Hall Of Fame In L.A

Great meeting Dan and Sandy from The Blues Hall Of Fame in Hollywood – happy days

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Blues Hall Of Fame - An American Heritage Organisation

Blues Hall Of Fame – An American Heritage Organisation

Live At The Whiskey a Go Go – Indie Music Channel Awards

whiskeyagogoIt was great to play the Whisky a GoGo while I was in Hollywood and even better to pick up the ‘Best Live Performance’ Award at the Indie Music Channel Awards for ‘The Train’. Jamming with SharBaby was also another High light as was meeting some great new friends and collaborators.

 

Live Video Clip From Indie Channel Music Awards

Thank You Classic Rock Blues

Great full colour spread in Classic Rock Blues magazine – thanks again CRB
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