I know right! It’s been an age! But where have I been I hear you ask? Well, let me tell you. I took a much-needed break to focus on some life stuff and finally breath a little. 2018 was an insane year for me, Two great Ep’s and an Album was for all intense and purposes a crazy one! I loved it but at the same time it drained me, my love of writing started to dwindle and I felt mentally exhausted. I write from the heart and I write purely on my own experiences in life and love. The drama wrapped up in my songs hurts when I sing them, I revisit every time and place that the points happened every time I sing. It hurts man! Truly I haven’t learned to disconnect from the songs yet and I guess that comes in time, well at least I hope so anyway.
The next question I must answer and this is one I get asked a lot actually. Why don’t you play live that often? Honestly, I don’t feel good enough, I suffer from stage fright and have this complex of trying to understand why anyone on this earth would like to listen to the tales of my life. That folks is why I’m not billing up and down the country playing every pub, club or shack I can find. Maybe that’s too honest but I think its time to get over that and start believing in myself. I don’t play the current brand that is country music, I play the old style, three chords and the truth kind of stuff. With that comes the story in the song, the tale I spin but you have to listen to the words to get it and in many clubs or pubs I’m just background noise. That is where my fright comes in and I just clam up and play soft and sing softer. So that’s why I don’t play live often.
So the future? Well, I will tell you, I’m now writing a new album! I Can’t wait and it will be a better-produced record, maybe a few piano tunes as well! I’m playing country on the coast 2019 on the 27th April 2019 followed by a Radio appearance on May 26th, 2019 with the wonderful Dirt Road Diary on the Russell hill’s country music show! Then we shall see! The album is the most important thing now and the first track is pretty special! and Yes this one will be a happier more upbeat affair! I promise!
‘Look, talent comes everywhere, but having something to say and a way to say it so that people listen to it, that’s a whole other bag. And unless you get out and you try to do it, you’ll never know.’ – Jack (A Star Is Born)