NEW ALBUM: ‘Dirt Rock II’ Album Released Today!

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Released today… My latest album ‘Dirt Rock II‘.

The follow up to 2015’s energy filled ‘Dirt Rock‘ album – Intense songs with real attitude.

Written by myself & fellow collaberators Gavin ConderJason Pedder & Kes Loy. The album feature 8 brand new tracks & versions.

Here’s the track listing…

Adrenaline Flow – Slow, pulsating dirt rock song with male vocal about pushing to the limit.
Ride Into The Morning Sun – Punchy dirt rock stomper with male vocal about living life to the full.
Speed of Light – Powerful dirt rock with feel-good male vocal about living life to the max.
State of Fear – Hard hitting heavy rock song with anxious male vocal.
I’m Alive – Frenetic driving dirt rock song with excitable male vocal about being alive.
Take A Ride – Supercharged hard rock stomper with adrenaline fuelled male vocal.
Sucker – Aggressive dirt rock with hostile male vocal about revenge.
Stone Cold Killer – Driving, aggressive hard rock with homicidal male vocal.

Really hope you enjoy the album & if you like them please buy them & enjoy!

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

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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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MUSIC ON: ‘Pizza Hut Delivery’ Advert Series

Here’s some more in the ‘Pizza Hut Delivery’ series of adverts featuring my track ‘Ready To Rumble‘…

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

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Dirt Rock’ Album released for AudioNetwork – April 2015


This month sees the release of the Dirt Rock album for AudioNetwork; an aggressive, angst laden collection of songs with real edge.

Written by myself & fellow collaberators Gavin Conder, Dougie Brown, Jason Pedder & Kes Loy, the album feature 7 brand new tracks & versions.

Here’s the track listing…

Can’t Get Enough – Slow, sleazy & aggressive garage rock song with insatiable male vocal
Sweet Lullaby – Angry, explosive heavy rock with tormented male vocal
Watch You Bleed – Dark, dramatic & violent dirt rock song about revenge. Male vocal
Blacked Out – Raw, heavy dirt rock song about a one-sided relationship with male vocal
House of Pain – Raucous, hard-hitting dirt rock with male vocal about sadomasochism. Ouch!
Take It To The Limit – Bouncing, up-tempo dirt rock song with male vocal about living on the edge
Ignite Power – Combustible dirt rock with passionate male vocal

Hope you enjoy the album & if you like them please buy them & enjoy!

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‘Battle Zone’ Album with Kes Loy Released

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Battle Zone‘ – A ‘High-Octane’ Blast Of An Album

Towards the middle of 2013, Kes Loy and I mused on an album project we could work on together for AudioNetwork. We wanted to try something a little different; something that would set a scene sonically & visually. An album that would be unified in its theme – a ‘concept’ if you will.
Bring forth the ‘Battle Zone‘ album.

Between us, we wanted to create an album that would build tension & foreboding, but one we could also twist and manipulate to create atmosphere and suspense.

For most of the main tracks on ‘Battle Zone‘, we created further versions which purposfully didn’t have the power & size of the main tracks. No power guitars, no drums… just a sonic ‘mood’.

When writing this kind of music, especially for TV & film use, you have to consider the musical needs of the producer and sound editor.  They may want something as an under-bed… some atmospheric tension maintaining a ‘constant’, as opposed to a ‘song’ format or piece of music that develops and changes.

Kes & I worked very closely on this project & always kept a focus on its primary purpose. Even though the project & track titles will lead you to a given preconception of what a project is going to sound like even before you hear it, the music still had to deliver and take you to a different place entirely.

Can music trigger emotion and take you out of the ‘now’? I personally think so, and with this album, I think we succeeded in doing just that.

Listen to the album here – ‘Battle Zone

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Here’s a full track listing…

Battle Zone – The title track… Heart in the mouth rocktronica with smoking guitars & ripping synths

Death Toll – Dark, brooding & cinematic with piercing guitars. Builds to menacing climax
Check out the ‘Death Toll 2’ version for a dark, electronica underscore

Outlaw – ‘Nemesis approaching’ rocktronica builds to half time metal onslaught
Check out the ‘Outlaw 2’ version for a stomping, rocktronica underscore

Secret Mission – Nail biting espionage builds to guitar hero rock with dark, dominant drums
Check out the ‘Secret Mission 4 & 5’ versions full of cinematic ambience with spy Rhodes

Hostage – Defiant electronics break into stomping heavy rock with face melting guitars
Check out the ‘Hostage 2’ version for defiant electronica; tense & atmospheric with flickering synth textures

Stay of Execution – Unnerving atmosphere disturbed by brutal detuned guitars. Builds
Check out the ‘Stay of Execution 2’ version for an unnerving atmosphere filled with mangled synths & heart beat pulses

Strike Down – Dark electro, guitar driven rock
Check out the ‘Strike Down 3’ version for a dark, tense & menacing electro mix with haunting fx

Hero – Tense electro groove builds triumphantly into heroic heavy rock
Check out the ‘Hero 2’ version for dark, tense cinematic electro which morphs around smooth pads

Please listen, buy & use… Thanks

300+ Tracks for AudioNetwork & ’80’s Hair Rock’ Album

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Following the release of this months albums from AudioNetwork… December 2013 takes me through the 300+ track mark for the company.

All my tracks can be heard, bought & downloaded from here

One of the big releases this month is the ’80’s Hair Rock’ album – see my earlier blog for more details & Barrie Gledden’s blog here.

The album has 8 tracks, all in the style of the 80’s Hair Metal bands – but not only are there vocal versions of the songs; Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy & Mark Pitchforth also recorded ‘Shred Guitar’ versions too! (Version 2 on all tracks).

Always Be There – Powerful stadium 80’s rock ballad about lost love.

Thirst For Life – Melodic, inspiring 1980’s heavy rock anthem.

She’s Primeval – Raw, driving 80’s heavy rock song about primeval desire.

Rock Is The Answer – Thumping 80’s heavy rock song with mighty call & response chorus – What was the question?

On a different note & despite the UK Winter being upon us (it’s always Summer somewhere)… another new track this month is ‘Lazy Summer‘ – Children’s sunshine pop with guitars, handclaps & cheerful bell melody.

Enjoy! if you like them… buy them… Thanks.