I have started work on a new acoustic album. I am recording this slowly, taking my time, making music that I love, and, as I go along, once each song is recorded I am going to be releasing it as a single with every single penny going to a charity. The first song, which is called "Evermore" is set to be released in aid of the charity Shelter before Christmas (I hope!). I am enjoying making the music and somehow knowing that its not for my gain, makes it more rewarding.
So the gigging year is almost over for me and I am looking forward to spending the next few months concentrating on writing new material. I was planning on recording this summer but with the new band line up I have decided to leave it until after we return from playing a big French festival next spring.
Only one more gig is left for me to play this year, at Ain't Nothin But in Soho, London and I am looking forward to that, its always a nice gig to do with a great vibe there.
Writing, writing, writing
Believe it or not, I have been working on the next album since just before Butterflies was released. I am writing masses of new material and pushing my music in new directions. I am back in the studio in June/July recording some rock songs, the acoustic songs are coming along nicely too. Songwriting is very much my focus and writing over a cross section of feels and genres is so liberating. As ever, I am loving every minute of what I do.
Today's the release day!
Well, today's the day I offically release the new album Butterflies. The feedback so far on the album has been very positive, you can see some of the comments on my home page. You can order your copy here. I look forward to playing these songs live for you somewhere soon. Next on the gig list is a date in Norwich followed by a gig in Belgium at the 61, in Lixhe which is a special place for me as I have been made patron of the venue.