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The Reactions are hoping to have an EP out on vinyl early next year, featuring three tracks. Hopefully there'll be a launch party and some gigs to promote it. Been a long time since I had a record out, or played live, so looking forward to it.

new songs

Just posted some new tracks...three are from an EP I am working on as a tribute to my father who dies 50 years ago this year. The others are just because I can't stop writing and recording!


Cool to see Lorde pick up a couple of gongs..but what happened to rock music? Still I suppose the fluff of the Grammy's and the sweat of of rock aren't happy bedfellows.

New Material

Just added some new material - excuse the slight historical inaccuracies, but they fit my themes better this way. Enjoy

Talent Shows (again)

This is an interesting piece on how to interpret a song..very relevant as so many people seem to make their attachment to music through shows like American Idol, where the "artists" are like hyped karaoke singers. This "fast track" to stardom misses the fact that honing your craft as a musician or singer takes years of dedication and effort.See http://www.nextavenue.org/blog/why-harry-connick-jr-couldnt-sit-idle-during-idol

Number one in my category

Cool to get to top spot on the Christchurch rock chart, especially as I have not played live there. Thanks to all those global musicians who have listened to and liked my work. The best recognition is from your peers.

New Songs

I just added three new songs - these are some of my favourites from the early days of recording in my studio. All "old school" mixes, not done with automation, just me and the desk.

Get Rid of Talent Shows

Can't help agreeing with Annie Lennox who says the music world is heading the wrong way..she says "In any case - It's all about collusion. The collusion of music industry and fashion labels. The corporate sponsorship deals with brands. The perfume deals. The soap powder deals. The reality shows, the horrible talent shows with their stupid row of judges. The endless tide of corporate advertising - Everybody's part of the feeding frenzy.. The exhibitionists and the voyeurs, all making Faustian pacts with brand empires.” her blog is at https://www.facebook.com/annielennox


Tough going getting creative at the moment, but plenty of work to do i the studio anyway, just keeping up to date with the technical things. Got a few more songs to mix...hope to be posting more soon.