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Derek J Rainey / Bio

Was a bassist with The Mystics in 1960's but stopped playing in a band in 1969. I suffer with Osteoarthritis and in the ages of 61 and 64, I suffered a heart attack. I then retired and decided to try to record for my own pleasure.

Having owned a cheap six string acoustic for a few years, I treated myself to a fender Strat, and now I own fourteen guitars and a mandolin (including four basses)

With a failing voice and arthritis in my thumbs, I purchased a Tascam 4 track recorder and set about making my own music for the first time ever, the best results are here.

Inspired to write about the heroes of Afghan, our servicemen and women, I wrote Nightmares and a few other songs. These are in the A Tour of Afghanistan set.

I realise my work is not up to the standard of many here but I do love making music and creating songs and sounds but I have to record without drums....but the other instruments are all played by me. (Since found a simple drum machine an old 67yo brain can fathom out). Bought a Boss Micro BR 4 track recorder since but now at the age of 69, have given up trying to work out how to use it!!!

There is one track, Vision of Dreams, which I wrote the music for and a Bristol lad, Switchee Deltz sings.

Farrington Gurney was the name I decided to use to hide behind but decided that I would 'come out' and admit......it was me!!!

Play, record and write just for fun now but would love to get together with some other oldie to jam with and generally get back to playing with others, even if it was just for fun.

All the songs uploaded have been written and performed by me and rhythm, lead and bass guitar played by me.

Don't judge me on my voice or my lead guitar ability as it's the song writing and music creation I wish to be judged on

Many thanks for listening and I hope I haven't bored you.

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Derek J Rainey
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Singer Songwriter / anything

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Bristol, UK

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