MUSIC ON: My Track ‘Free Falling’ Featured on ‘Labour Party TV Broadcast on Education’

As part of the 2017 General Election Campaign, my track Free Falling has been featured on the latest Labour Party TV Broadcast on Education.

I posted a blog about Free Falling back in 2013 – you can read it here.

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

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NB – The opinions expressed in this video are that of the Labour Party UK & do not necessarily reflect my own.

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: ‘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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MUSIC ON FILM: ‘RiCHARD KiMMiNGS’ IMDb Page Now Live!

IMDb (Internet Movie Database), the online resource for all things film, now has a RiCHARD KiMMiNGS page dedicated to the films I’ve produced music for.

The latest film featuring my music is ‘LOGAN‘; released this month.

As the page is new, only a few titles are covered at the moment, but updates are happening all the time so keep checking back to find out where my music has made it to next!

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A Month of Writing New Projects & Sessions…

Composing

It’s been a solitary month…

Following on from a hectic release schedule, album launch concerts and gatherings, this month sees me locked away in StudiOK working on ideas for new projects.

Whilst many of you are outside enjoying the beginning of a good old British Summer, the humble musician takes to locking themselves away in a darkened room, where the only tan you get is from staring at their computer monitors. It could be deepest Winter out there for all we know…

I do write music on my own, but it’s always more fun to work with others, as they bring along ideas you might never have considered for a project, plus the obvious camaraderie.

This month I’ve been working on tracks for various future albums which will see me busy writing, recording & mixing through to the end of 2014 and beyond.

One of the projects is a Bhaṅgṛā Fusion album with my good friend Prem Joseph. A relatively new style for me, but something Prem has a deep knowledge and understanding of. Prem is a well established Indian music specialist with roots in India and uses India based musicians for his work.

I’m also writing some funky 70’s music with Kes Loy and coaxing Lucy Kimmings into providing some suitably syrupy vocals…
Pop Drum & Bass, Dirt Rock… plus a few others, are also in the pipeline.

© Barrie Gledden 2014

© Barrie Gledden 2014

I’ve also been busy with drum session work. Drums are my main instrument (insert gag here) and I play on a good few tracks for others. I’m presently lending my drumming hand to a project with Richard Lacy. Richard has a great approach to music, I’d almost describe it as organic… his songs tend to evolve & develop and it’s always nice to approach his work in the same way he does. It’s very rarely a straight forward ‘play through’… it’s soundscapes and changing kit sounds & textures. Challenging for a musician, but very rewarding.

Here’s an example email from Richard describing what he visioned for a track…
‘It’s a steady 7/8 time. Needs to feel a bit like a 6/8 with an extra beat. I had this idea that in some places, we could move the snare by one beat in each successive bar. ie. snare on 2, then 3, then 4, then 5 etc.’…
I had a slight chuckle to myself when I read his direction… but dya know what? I knew exactly what he was after… It sure beats the old ‘… er… the mix… could you slow it down by 2dB?’

There are a further 3 albums about to be released for AudioNetwork in the coming months, which I’ll blog about when they are available.

SO, a busy time indeed, but I’m not drowning, just waving…

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