NEW MUSIC: ‘Post Punk’ Album Released for AudioNetwork

This week sees the release of my new album Post Punk.

The album, written by Kes Loy, Barrie Gledden & me, is a collection of 7 tracks reflecting the Post Punk era of the late 1970s & early 1980s.
AudioNetwork says ‘Dark post-punk with punchy band instrumentation, cynical vocals and up-tempo rock guitar combine with heavy bass and tight rhythmic kit’.

Shades of Black – Dark post punk song with tormented male vocal. Gothic
It’s All For You – Positive driving post punk love song with passionate male vocal
Who Knows? – Trashy driving punk pop with agitated & perplexed male vocal
Pinstripe Punk – Punchy post punk song with cynical male vocal
Power To The People – Revolutionary stomping post punk anthem with crusading male vocals
When It Feels Like This – Up-tempo driving post punk song with agitated male vocal
Vamp – Dark driving post punk with sinister male vocals

Hope you enjoy the music – you can listen, buy & download the album here.

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Old Man Stone: ‘Paisley Park’ Video Released

In 1997 I was lucky enough to be part of the band Old Man Stone (OMS), along with fellow composer Barrie Gledden, Rick Dowson & Johnny Rock.

Our debut album ‘Spork‘ charted well around the globe & we toured extensively in support of the release.

Here’s the official video to the single ‘Paisley Park’ from the ‘Spork‘ album.

There are a couple of blogs on here about OMS…
Old Man Stone: The Movie
OMS: A Blast From The Past

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MUSIC ON: ODEON Cinemas’ ‘Hello To Summer’ Ad Featuring My Track ‘That Happy Feeling’

 

This summer, ODEON Cinemas are offering adult tickets at kids prices.

Their ad ‘Say Hello to Summer’ features my track ‘That Happy Feeling‘.
Written by Frank Mizen, Barrie Gledden, Jason Pedder & me, it’s a feel-good power pop with vibrant brass, driving guitars & bouncing drums.

The track is from the album ‘Beats & Brass‘.

If you like it, you can listen, buy & download the track here.

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NEW ALBUM: ‘Sports Chants’ Album Released Today!

Released today… My latest album ‘Sports Chants‘; a collection of tracks for you to shout along to!

Written by myself & fellow collaborators Kes Loy & Barrie Gledden, the album features 6 new tracks & versions.

Here’s the track listing…

Heroes – Punk version of ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home’ with football crowd vocal
Silver Boots – Glam rock stomp with crowd ”nahs” to the tune of ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’
Kick It – Glam rock meets punk with crowd ”nahs” to the tune of ‘Ten Green Bottles’ (yes, you read that right!)
Stomp Clap – Folk rock stomp with ‘She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain’ crowd ”nahs”
Race Day – Galloping punky folk rock with ‘Camptown Races’ crowd ”nahs” melody
Winning – Fast pop punk with crowd ”nahs” to the tune of ”We Shall Not Be Moved”

Hope you enjoy the album. If you like them, please buy them and enjoy!

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MUSIC ON: ‘Pizza Hut Delivery’ Ads Featuring my track ‘Ready to Rumble’

 

I’m pleased to announce that Pizza Hut have released yet more ‘Pizza Hut Home Delivery’ Ads featuring my track ‘Ready to Rumble’.

Above is one from Oscar Season called ’57th Golden Motion Picture Awards’. Below are a couple more… ‘#BoxEnvy’ & ‘Transfer Deadline Day’.

This series of adverts have been with us for a while now – see my post from 2015 & 2016 – and long may it continue!

Ready to Rumble‘ is written by Barrie GleddenKes Loy & me
If you like the track, you can listen & download here.

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MUSIC ON: ‘Going for a Song’ Short Animation Featuring My Track ‘Twists and Turns’

I’ve recently been involved with the creation of music (writing, recording, mixing & mastering) for a new short animation helping people understand how copyright works.

The animation, for CopyrightUser.org via AudioNetwork, follows the writing of a song from inception to getting it ‘out’ & heard by the public.

Produced by ‘Worth Knowing Productions Ltd.‘, they took my track ‘Twists and Turns‘ and reverse engineered it – going from humming the tune, to adding lyrics; recording it, to performing it and making it available to buy, download or use.

The original track is here. Written by myself, Barrie Gledden & Key Loy.
Additional vocals & music were added for the animation by Kes Loy & Lucy Kimmings.

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NEW ALBUM: ’80’s Hair Metal’ Album Released Today!

80's Hair Metal

That’s right folks – we’re back… and LOUDER THAN EVER!!
A brand new 80’s Hair Metal album, with all the spandex and long hair you could wish for, is released today.

In 2013, Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy, Chris Bussey & I set about writing an album for AudioNetwork in the true 80’s Hair Rock style… Big drums, big guitars & even bigger hair!

The result was a riotous album that folks seemed to love – 80’s Hair Rock
Now, we’re here again with 80’s Hair Metal
The albums feature Nigel Bailey on vocals.

Coming Alive – Up-tempo rocker with hot guitar riffs, slamming drums & male vocals

Give Me Your Love – Positive power ballad with huge drums & emotional male vocal

Heart Break – Melodic 80s power ballad with shredding guitars, big drums & male vocals

Got To Rock – High energy big hair metal. Living life to the limit lyrics with male vocals

Night Warriors – Razor-edged guitar riffs & hard hitting drums with classic rock male vocals

Primetime Love – Fists in the air 80’s stadium rocker with loud guitars & male vocals

What You Do To Me – Strutting classic rock with massive drums, powerful guitars & male vocals

Hit The Top – High energy driving 80s rock with chugging guitars & positive male vocals

Hope you find the album as much fun to listen to as it was for us to make!
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