Just heard from Sheffield co writer Paul Dunn that a female version of our song 'One Day' should be ready to be put up on both our sites tomorrow night.
Also heard that it's very likely that he's recording a full album with his daughter Beki singing all the tracks.... That girls a bird!
Just had an email from an old friend Johnny Finlay who wants me to write lyrics for his new album as well! I'm going to be burning the midnight oil for the next 2 months at this rate!! Everything is backing up on me so I better get moving! In this biz either nothing happens or you are flat out - There doesn't seem to be an in between but being active means progress! I better rest up for a couple of days first - Barry Gutterage is also working solidly on our first album together. P.S. If John MaCauley checks in - "Johnny - I need to speak to you about contract developments so get in touch!"
I am delighted to announce that Barry G and myself have just started work on a new album. Man that guy can play guitar and sing a storm! Check him out on RN! He's started on a total remix and recording of one of my old demo tracks 'Dakota Woman' to begin with and I can't wait to hear it!
Ken Lintern is also producing and mastering a different Country Album - we finished writing all the songs on some months ago.
Paul Dunn has cryptically told me to expect a 'mystery' recording featuring his lovely daughter Beki Dunn on vocals - on an unnamed track we wrote some time ago...
Kappi (Klaus Kappes) from Kloudworks also tells me he is almost ready to write and record some more tracks with me soon.
Derek (from The Magneto Flobe) is also slaving over a recent co write: 'Rockerfeller Had A Dog' - He gave me that title and left me to do the lyrics...Yes, we ARE both crazy because I actually did! I believe other members of The Flobe are involved with it, and if it turns out anything like their recent tracks (BAYBAY and LIL ANGEL) it should be well worth waiting for.
I am also waiting on that celebrated Ohio singer Kim Guthrie to complete vocal tracks for the as yet unfinished 'Lady Ella Sang The Blues' - Not a jazz track BTW! Another Flobe member Tom Hendricks is going to then put the finishing touches to the song with Piano and guitar... Can't wait!
On top of that, I now have 3 working monitors in my studio and I'm still working solidly on Reason based recording.
It's all happening around here these days....
Oh yes, and Ken Lintern and I have been pitching a half dozen Classical-Crossover tracks here and there.
Back to work and thanks for taking the time to read of these momentous events in my little corner of Northwich cyberspace.
My best to you all,
The absolute final mix has just been finished for 'All The Way Down The Line'. Ken Lintern has done a top job - Especially since he has not been working with the technology that long. Love the vocals to! Jules
As I gracefully slide down #1 - # 2 - and currently #3 on the RN ratings I will be content in future to just keep writing and recording songs than madly typing to keep a rating that people can buy with a 'fan collector' thing. What's a ranking anyway?. Have a great holiday all. Jules
This song is from a cartoon film script I wrote collaborating with my old friend Len Bretel 'The Guernsey Minstrel' (as he is still referred to locally)… Blessed as that ma is being married to the legendary and lovely 'BIG S'. he is also a very much failed table tennis player...
We wrote a series of songs for the project which I will put up on this RN site shortly. There are also a series of Disney style painting Len commissioned from a very fine Scottish painter lady named Shionnah Mckenna. (I know I have the spelling wrong but I will correct it shortly…)
I spent every Saturday afternoon for about a year writing and re writing the script, and I was very proud of it at the time when I completed it.
My song idea "Child of the Lights' was adapted, completed, and expanded upon by my friend and co writer Jayson Jackson from Manchester.
It's as a dramatic throne room scene because… Well, maybe we will get a backer for the whole Disney style project one day..
'ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?' is a another beautiful song Len did as a solo write - and that will get put up soon as well.
My musical life is so long and convoluted I keep wondering what I will remember next.. lol
Best to you all, jules
I have been privileged to write lyrics for and with these guys!
I will add others as soon as more songs are mastered etc. All writers are credited in the lyrics sections of each individual song.
The list will be extended soon with Johnny Hoeve and others please visit us all! Jules
The first rocker off the production line with Klaus Kappes (aka Kappi from Kloudworks) Our motto is going to be: 'Write and record fast and keep it real'. Hopefully, we will get young bands interested in covering this stuff as it's not that hard to play live. Thanks for checking us out, Jules and Kappi
With great courage and no sense whatsoever I have put up an old roughcut of MARGARET .... Can he get any worse I hear you ask?... Well I'm working on it!!! lol Now you know why I work with so many talented and gifted musical writers and producers... to avoid this kind of car crash demo! Forgive me... Jules
Zee Zakima! What a truly awesome songwriter and human being that guy is. I'm shellshocked at how great he is. Listen to CLOSING TIME about the sad passing of his wife and make sure you have a big box of tissues on hand. This guys got a soul deeper than the dark river he mentions in one of his songs. I'll never stop listening to this guy and I think you should to. Welcome back to songwriting Zee - I think you are one of the truly great ones. Bigtime Respect, Jules