Picking songs can feel daunting, here are a few things to think about when choosing them. 1. Are they suitable? Make sure that you make decisions based on the age you're catering for, the tastes of the people going to the event and if the lyrics send the message you want. For example, going down… Continue reading 5 questions to ask yourself when choosing songs
So this week's arrangement is Christina Perri's A Thousand Years Part 2. Part 2 is a beautiful duet version of the original with male and female vocals. To replicate this, I've used a piano trio, with the strings carrying the vocal lines. A Thousand Years is currently a popular choice for weddings, thanks to Twilight: Breaking Dawn.… Continue reading Arrangement of the week: A Thousand Years Part 2
Evolving is about keeping going and becoming stronger each time life throws something at you. It's in 5 part harmony, with the different layers being introduced gradually, so the song evolves. The artwork was inspired by a tree in Harlow Carr, which seemed to grow out of the concrete and spread across several walls.
I made a video while creating the artwork for Home Coming and put it on my YouTube channel. Hopefully I'll be using YouTube more regularly.
I've been creating artwork to go with my tracks. Here's the one for my new song, Cuthbert's Cave. This is about the story of the Lindisfarne monks carrying St Cuthbert's body to a cave to protect him from the Viking when they took over the island. I used djembes to give a tribal feel. Check… Continue reading Cuthbert’s Cave