It has been a while since I’ve posted anything on my website. So here’s just a little post about what I have been up to music wise over the last few months.
Performance wise I’ve been hitting the open mics in London over the last few months. I’d finished writing a lot of new songs but as odd as it sounds, sometimes you need to learn how to play them. The best way to get working on a song or songs, to figure the ins and outs is to perform them live. A song can complete change with a live performance, crowd reaction, feedback off other musicians and simple just hearing it through a p.a. system. All kind of things really and open mics are perfect for this.
So I started heading out and playing 2-4 times a week, trying out my new songs. Apart from figuring out certain parts of the new songs, just the getting out and playing regular made an obvious improvement in performing. I think I can honestly say I’m not the same musician, weather performing or songwriting because of this.
Also it has been brilliant fun, minus a couple of times where it just wasn’t the right venue for me.
Not an open mic but for a while every Monday I was part of night playing at a venue in Camden, London. This was a massive help in helping me make the improvements I feel I’ve made. It was great just to have this venue where I could learn ‘my chops’ in kinda live rehearsal and hang out with some cool, brilliant musicians/people.
Unfortunately this has now come to an end, for reason out of my control and the others who took part in the night.
Recording my debut album, which I had hoped to had finished a long time ago has been difficult. Problems with equipment and also me being too fussy, but I know what I want and things have been put back. The delay has help me though just and iron out a few things, hopefully making the album I have in mind. More about the ablum very soon.