I wrote the song about mental health just before the dreaded C word hit the UK and as songs often do it has taken on a meaning of its own with so many wishing to hug there loved ones or see there children, parents or family. For me the mental health aspect of this lockdown is huge and I for one have also suffered, many of you who know me personally understand my own struggles with this game we cal life.
I thought I’d check in and see how you are, that you are all doing well and staying safe? It’s testing times isn’t it? It’s all a little nuts, the way the earth has suddenly stopped and everyone is locked in is very weird.
Wow, this last year has been a whirlwind, crazy times, crazy people and a very crazy world. Back last year I had a meltdown with music, a full-on Britney moment where I simply felt I couldn’t do this no more. It was all too much, it was all about the “Business”, no longer about the art.
That has an effect on my mental health and my well being, so I choose to simply do my own thing and just push forward elsewhere with music and life, but first a break and to be honest a long one! Then Phoenix will rise but not in country! Unless country starts to work with the music and get back to the roots of what made country a genre worth loving! Instead of the backstabbing bitchy gender hating culture that it is today.
I sit and wonder what happened to the artist, the real songwriter who would craft a story or a piece of music that puts with the emotion only a writer can add. What happened to the bands of misfits who banded together to create a world where other misfits could fit in? Everyday I hearContinue reading “The art form of music”
I remember actually announcing the Cardiff gig, way back in May. It seemed like so far away and the build up was insane. Three singles and lots of songwriting in between and the gig came around so quickly! It seemed like just yesterday we booked it and it was over in a flash. The driveContinue reading “We came and man did we play”
Hey everybody! Its been a little bit of a break right? So much time to reflect on some things and understand where and how I plan to move forward with the music I create. I feel somewhat jaded, I started to write music to help with my own world and my own mind. Better itContinue reading “Hello all!”
Hey folks, Well what a year it has been! I mean seriously its gone from strength to strength. So I wanted to just write about it all and share with you how it made me feel. So let’s start with ‘A Love letter to Charlotte’, My first EP that dropped in February. Yep, that’s whenContinue reading “2018, A Retrospective….”
Wow, lots and lots have changed! A life that’s good right? That’s what we all crave and try to work on as we go through this crazy world one step at a time. More than anything we simply want a peace, an inner peace that allows us to enjoy the world and the people we choose to keep in it.
So I played a gig! Another notch on the gig post, another night trying to conquer the dreaded Stage Fright. What a bugger this guy is, he shows up like 5 mins before I go on stage and manages to employ some sort of Jedi mind trick on me which forces such feelings as sweating, dry mouth, and the shakes.