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Build – music2work2

5 October 2017

There’s something about metronomic repetition that just conveys the idea of “Come on – let’s go…”  The opening of the track sounds as though it’s written in 2/4 time – the classic marching beat – and that was intentional – the entire first minute is designed to have you thinking about getting started – getting moving – getting to flow.

Black & Blue – Samantha Whates

5 September 2017

I first came across Samantha Whates when she performed as a backup singer for Jess Bryant at the union chapel when I played there many moons go. I was intrigued by her voice and decided to check out her own material and this track ‘Black & Blue’ stood out for me with its lush guitar part, a bit of glockenspiel and strings, you know I love those strings.

The Fear – The Shins

29 August 2017

My latest post-gig come down happened at a festival when my band finished playing I ran over to the main stage at Greenman to catch the last part of the set by The Shins. James Mercer introduced the song and suddenly I was transported to such a calming place with such an incredible string line and gorgeous melodies built up around it…