Music

Clouds 

I've been asked by a promoter to explain the lyrics to "Clouds" which i released recently so here goes ...

A few years ago i had a spiritual awakening , i didn't know i had at the time , i didn't know what the hell was happening to me , it leads to you questioning every thing you once believed in , including yourself . Eventually i got help , from a Psychologist who it turns out had experienced the same thing when she was younger , so having drawn a few pictures with a box of crayons , she knew the help i needed wasn't conventional and put me in touch with a soul reader who has written several books about the process , i discovered that i was Clairsentient which basically is a heightened sensitivity to people and surroundings , picking up on the energy of situations and trusting your intuition rather than your thinking , i guess going with what you feel rather than what you think .

Clouds is about letting go of the need to think things , which took me a long time as the world thinks you're weak if you don't know but really the bravest thing you can do sometimes is admit you don't know , stop trying to make sense of everything in your life and just accept it , even if you cannot explain it , things happen for good reasons even if we cannot see that at the time , so out of this came my music , which has really been my love all of my life and the realisation that i had the ability to write songs and share those with people . So i stopped questioning and just decided "to be" sometimes the best way of making sense of things is letting go of the need to make sense of them , why do butterflies fly , they just do ......  these are the lyrics below , i hope you enjoy and thanks for reading .

 

I wander lonely skies 

Walk through a cloud of dreams 

I wander crowded streets 

No one knows where i've been 

I walk through showers of rain 

Way to and back again 

I walk through a sea of words 

With nothing to be heard 

Why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right 

Bye bye oh so long , bye bye , bye  bye 

Bye  bye oh so long , bye bye , bye bye 

Butterflies fly , why do butterflies fly , why do butterflies fly , fly fly fly 

I swim along this stream , in colour coded dreams 

I see that you see me 

Set free eternally 

Where no one dares to be 

Why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right , why nothing ain't right 

Bye bye oh so long , bye bye , bye bye 

Bye bye oh so long , bye bye , bye bye 

Butterflies fly , why do butterflies fly , why do butterflies fly , fly fly fly , fly fly fly 

Aaah , aaah , aah , aah 

Bye bye , bye bye 

Aaah aah aah aah  , aah aah aah aah , aah aah aah aah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High 

"High" was a song I wrote back in December whilst looking at the sunrise , its about the fact that we all spend much of our lives rushing around caught up in the madness of modern life that we forget to just breathe and appreciate it all . Little did I know that four months later we would be facing a situation where the modern world has come to a halt. So its not really about this song today , its about the people grieving , those working selflessly to save others and those facing difficult times , my heart goes out to you all .

Blue Monday 

Quick update on the music , I am currently recording new material , its heavy grungy with a sprinkling of punk , and I think its the real me  . Looking back I was very lucky to witness a transformational time in music with bands like The Clash and Sex Pistols through to what became the numerous indie bands of the 90's it gave music a raw emotion that makes you feel alive . The first of this should be available soon so stay tuned ….

On another note ( no pun intended ) today is Blue Monday supposedly the most depressing day of the year , I've done a lot of contemplating of things like this , I was lucky enough to receive a jolt up the backside from the Universe that leads to long periods of reflection and looking within oneself , and the problem isn't unhappiness in my humble opinion , the problem is that we expect to be happy all the time , to live a perfect life , to not make mistakes and the pressure is even greater nowadays with a plethora of people offering positivity advice everywhere you look and I've come to the conclusion that's its all utter bullshit , being overly positive is just as out of touch with reality as being overly negative , so here's my advice , its ok to be unhappy sometimes we only become happy again by going through it , nobody lives a perfect life they just like you to think they do , normally so they can sell you something ! and finally its quite ok to make mistakes , I should know ! laugh about it ! because none of it matters . Live , Love and Laugh that's all you need , sometimes it hurts but the good times always make up for the bad .

18th December 

Festive greetings ! The first of some new tracks is released today called "Fly" , thank you so much to everyone who has listened to my music this year , I hope everyone has a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and love filled New Year .

Sunday 3rd November  

Hello ! and a special hello to my namesake who it turns out lives nearby , small world ! 

What have I been up to ? well I am currently recording a new single which is going really well , I wrote the words to it four years ago along with some rough melody , but it never quite felt right until recently , at the time of writing it doesn't have a title and I am trying out different choruses but then as the old saying goes "Bradford wasn't built in a day " so hopefully we will stumble across the answers by trial and error and then proudly claim it was deliberate !

Away from Music , I can proudly announce I have just eaten a mince pie and its only November ! I love this time of year , so much colour as the trees change , crisp air and dark nights , nature is very much representative of our own lives , in the same way that we wouldn't know summer without winter you cannot experience happiness without also tasting sadness , contrast is what makes it interesting .

Huge thanks , once again to all the people who have listened to the songs and to those who have been my inspiration , I love you all .

Stay tuned ……… 

Saturday 28th September 

Sorry its been a while , but sometimes life just gets the better of us .

After a very difficult last couple of years , I've taken some time out this summer , from time to time you've just got to sit and breathe and reconnect with what you are , so i have  spent some time in the South of France and Corsica with my son  , who is now taller than me ! and it seems quite capable of drinking me under the table !  it doesn't seem two minutes since i was carrying him around , it just goes to show sometimes minutes pass like years and at other times years pass like minutes , but for all we know we only get one chance at this thing so you've got to make the most of the ride , so live , love , forgive but most of all laugh often and trust what you feel , because what we feel is far more relevant than  what we think as most of the shit we think is put there by other people and its not the truth its only what they want you to believe is the truth , sometimes we just need to sit quietly and remember that .

I have a new single called " My My My " out , available to stream on all the usual platforms , the song was one of those that arrived out of the blue 5am one morning as seems to be the case with me , it actually took about an hour to write but recording it has been quite an ordeal but eventually we arrived at the destination.

I would like to wish a heartfelt thankyou to all you amazing people who have taken the time to listen to my music , especially in the United States , I really have been overwhlemed by the response and would love to come and play some shows if there are any friendly promoters / venues out there ;)

In the UK i will be playing at the Northern Quarter , Huddersfield as support for the amazing "Snapping Twigs " on Friday 18th October so come along if you get chance .

Anyhow , i am back , good as new and working on new stuff in the studio , which I will keep you updated with together with more live gigs and a session for Youtube , so watch this space ……...

Sunday 26th may 

The single "Butterfly Dreams " is now available on most streaming services , thanks to Si for all your hard work with Production 

and ipicgr @ pixabay for the fabulous neon Butterfly .

18th May 

Finished recording my first album , just awaiting mastering before release sometime soon , time for a break ! 

The first two singles "Chaos and Disorder " and " Favourite Friend " available on most streaming services.

I'm currently working on new songs with a new producer and rerecorded one old track called "Butterfly Dreams " which will be out soon 

and is a little different ……….

Hopefully more live shows coming soon , I will post news of gigs on here .

Thanks for listening .

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