Collaboration with Freight Drive Reprobates (music) and Darkarma (lyrics).
Don’t think it’s my best, but it’s been hanging around for so long, I needed to get it out so I can move on to the next one :)
The first of an album of collaborations with Freight Drive Reprobates. I’m interested to see what we come up with next. Enjoy!
They made a marquee on the Moon
They filled it up with candle light
They decorated it with silk
And hauled…read more
Just bashed this out whilst in the middle of cooking dinner :)
Please excuse wrong chords and dodgy timing…
Writing this song was a very cathartic experience. This gamut of emotions took place in just one week - last week.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t sing the first word without it sounding ridiculous, and so I decided to get back to my Northern roots.
(The real version will be with you shortly…read more
I decided to challenge myself by requesting some beats from a beat producer, Ant ‘Brave Toaster’ Hughes. One of the beats was named Popcorn Chicken.
I added a few bits and pieces with my virtual keyboard (including a little Blondie tribute) and then did my usual trick of standing in front…read more
This one’s a bit of a ponderous beastie.
It can be whatever you want it to be. For me, it’s got a lot to do with Sunday 18th June 1815.
Cold - A A J Russe
Is out of danger
And of course you never lie
Not to a stranger
How many times must we pull on…read more
Here’s a new one. Well, a new old one, actually… And a bit different than the last one!
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and, er, something blue…
Nobody Loves You - A A J Russe
Nobody loves you
Like you really want them to
Nobody needs you
For the…read more
Well, I’m almost on a roll now - this little love song was written, arranged, and recorded in just a week. I’ve been meaning to attempt something like this for years, just never got round to it.
I’d actually settled down to finally record a piano song I wrote last year… but that’ll have…read more
A new one…
I wrote it on 5th February, and managed to record it in less than a month (a head-cold and lack of hearing in one ear slowed the last lap somewhat).
But seeing as the last one took over 8 months, I think I’m already ahead for 2015!
**Dancing Girl - A A J Russe…read more
It was about time I got on with musical expression. This song is about our interconnectedness. Our identity. Serious mystic stuff eh? Yeah - wait until you hear it - haha.
Said the snail to the bird how’s your flight?
If I had your wings I might,
join you high in the air,
and soar and dip…read more
Based on a poem by William Sharp that I found while researching my family history.
The poem has been put to music once already, by one Christopher Goldsack, http://www.sundown.pair.com/Sharp/piratepoem.htm but I wanted to put my own little twist on it.
Horror meets pirate meets disco meets…read more
A moment in the time of my mind, captured for eternity.
With thanks to Marci Shimoff and Albert Einstein for their inspiring ‘lyrics’ :)
I’ve been messing about with my virtual keyboard this week, in preparation of an amazing collaboration I’ll be working on soon :)
Beat and sax are from Mixcraft.
Lovely, I love KT Tunstall, you did her proud little sis
Aye, that Captain is a creeper, a'skulkin’ down irie morning.
‘N'ah cannah tell from the way he is lookin’ at you, never you mind the peacock feather in ‘is hand, but, yea cannah be sure that his intentions are matching your ambitions, that, 'e be sure to sell you your hand, after you’ve had a hook fitted to replace:
in fact, the Captain will serve you your hand, parboiled with a side of parsnips, under the irie moon, if'n you 'aven’t found something to eat, by then.
Lyrics have been adapted from a poem Mike wrote when he was in his teens.
Simply let me know when your throat has recovered and you may give it another go ;-)
Came back for a second helping. Y'all make a great team. Sweet!