I brought my first
acoustic guitar from my moms catalogue back in 1987 after having a
mystical experience during a Suzanne Vega concert at the Birmingham
Odeon. I plucked, strummed, hammered and bashed the thing until my
fingers bled and the neighbours begged me to stop. A year later I
found out how to tune it, and was away creating three chord
Learn more on my musical journey
Below, information on friends who I've met through music.
Aaron is a singer and songwriter who I met at the Songwriters Cafe
B'ham in 1999. We both found common ground in the music which
inspired us and have been friends ever since. Supporting and
collaborating on each others work. Aaron is songwriter of
considerable worth - check out his music and web site here.
have been far and many over the years. Below are just
a couple who have really inspired me to pick up the guitar or sit in
front of the piano.
A Welsh singer songwriter of immense personal integrity and
I was aware of his music long before he hit the big time. His
music continues to grow,develop & inspire.
Cohn is one of those songwriters who can constantly make the
hairs on my neck stand on end. Incredible
More artists to be added shortly
I am currently in the
process of recording my first long player. It's been a long time
coming but hopefully will be worth the wait.
In the meantime you may like to check out my mysapce page where
there are intimeediate recordings of a few of my songs.
I have also produced a special edition of my Homegrown
podcast dedicated to peforming some of my more mature songs and
poems, it's podcast 30 and you'll find it on ITUNES or my Homegrown
Discoveries. I love
finding new artists and music, through doing my podcast and
searching the internet I have found some great upcoming artists.
Below are some of my current favourites.
Boy Lacks Patience. Beautifully delicate piano based Scottish
singer-songwriter, who debut album ill advised is well worth
Off is a complication put together by Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank
featuring a whole new wave of British and American artists who
are experimenting with the folk tradition. Enlightening.
With Sarah is Sarah Nelson who experiments with electronic
sounds and mxing audio from various sources. The results are unique,
unusual and quirky.
Big Adventure A very cool band from Birmingham. Instant
pop melodies mixed with foot-tapping beats, squared by angelic
horns, alongside weirdly relevant lyrics.
Fire Crow is a Native American flute player. His music
represents his peoples historic traditions and speaks to the heart.
When listening to the production on Stillman's recordings you
wouldn't think these perfect pop songs had been created by one
unsigned guy at home. Amazing.
This list will be added to and changed as more musical discoveries