Writer’s Block

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“Have I used that line before? I’m sure it’s in another track. Hang on, have I ripped it off Bruce Springsteen? Those chords don’t work! Perhaps I should use a banjo for that part? Would this whole thing sound better if I slowed it down . . . ” All valid questions for any songwriter […]

LA LA Land

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Linkin Park, Macy Gray and Korn are just a few of the bands/artists that I don’t sound anything like. I’m not really a fan of any of them. However, I do concede that ‘I Try’ is one of my guilty pleasure records. So, when Multi-Platinum Producer Jeff Blue (the guy responsible for all of the […]

The Call

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It’s easy isn’t it? Buy a guitar, learn a couple of chords, start a band and wallop, you’re a rock and roll star, right? Not quite, well, not in my case anyway. Up until the “wallop” all is working out fine, but that’s when the wheels start to fall off . . . The Call […]

Its Taken A Lifetime

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“. . . A tune-smith of the highest order” BBC Radio 1 Great quote that isn’t? Yeah, it always graces the CV, really adds some zing to proceedings don’t you think? Well, truth be told, it’s a little old. You see, I’ve been doing this song-writing thing for quite some time now. . . It’s […]