from Sound Cloud: States of mind
First ever video online
on Youtube: Christmas cartoon [PG
downloads available - click the
for the second year
running, plus two Commended Entry Awards, in the 2009 UK Songwriting
Contest. Two Commended Entry Awards in 2010, one. in
2011, four in 2012 and three in 2013. This followed being a
semi-finalist and two other Commended
Entry Awards in 2008 and a Highly Commended Entry award in 2007. This
makes seventeen awards for songwriting in six years.
The purpose of this website is to
make the songs (all written by me) available to listen to. This is
highly unusual music,
and you're unlikely to find anything quite like it anywhere else. Think
Basil Fawlty singing about anything and everything to tunes written by
Beethoven reincarnated as a computer twiddling pop tune writer,
influenced by The Stone Roses, Fleetwood Mac, the Jesus and Mary Chain,
Monty Python, Handel, Gilbert & Sullivan, etc., with
occasional instrumental thrown in. As I said this is very
odd and really has to be heard.
website also contains information about the songs and how they were
recorded, although you won't normally find lyrics to the songs (which
are included with any CD distributed by me).
- Beach Sounds was the last
CD recorded using Music Creator and the Advent; I have switched to
a MacBook Pro and Logic Express 9.
anyone who feels like
having a go themselves, a word about software.
New material is likely to be
uploaded to RVN
though bear in mind that these are likely
to be working versions; the finished ones will be significantly
- Completed CDs will be uploaded to other sites such as LastFM
SONG CONTEST: see Reviews
an up to date list of results. As of August 2015,
the latest three were still being evaluated, but
had definitely not made the semi-finals.
this annual contest don't have any official date although they are
likely to come out in August or September, sometimes earlier,
sometimes later, depending
on the volume of
entries and on whether it has been held early, as it was in 2010. These
days the entries are handled in several batches each year.
search engines find this site and some don't. I do get regular
hits from web crawlers. The site has been running since March 2007.