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Liam McFadden / Blog

Liam on Internet radio 1st November 2010

BOB BIRCH RADIO Tonight - Music Into The Night 10pm UK time on Venture Radio & RFTK Radio - Denise Brigham, Patrick Basile, Ade Carr, John Denver,Tommie Brewster, Ray Charles, Orly Vardy, Liam McFadden, Marco Maenza,Jo Staffard, Beatles, Nick Barnes, Liz Ryan, BB King and much, much more! Don't forget: clocks went BACK an hour in the UK so please check your local times around the world.

'Talk To The Wall' exclusively at Bandcamp

‘Talk To The Wall’ is a new compilation of the best of my material from 2006 to 2010. The collection features old favourites such as ‘Gliders’ and ‘Can’t Change The World’ alongside brand-new, previously unreleased recordings like ‘You Must Think I’m Stupid’. The new songs do not feature on any other album and are available ONLY from Bandcamp (http://liammcfadden.bandcamp.com/) or on CD at live shows. Bandcamp charges artists like me a lower rate of commission so, in turn, I can offer listeners lower prices than iTunes and the like. Payment is easy and straightforward and you DON’T have to open an account with Bandcamp or with Paypal or anyone else. Your card details are dealt with securely and confidentially by Paypal (representing me): I don’t ever see them. You can also listen to the entire album online for free, and yes, technically, you could ‘bootleg’ the music, but the online preview quality is not as good as the download quality. Besides, I hope you’ll support me by legally downloading your favourite tracks to your mp3 player! Please consider that I don’t have a record company behind me and I bear all the costs of production. Single track downloads are only 40p (half the price of iTunes) and a full 16-track album download is only £5. Thanks for your support! (http://liammcfadden.bandcamp.com/) Liam

Tranquilisers

'You Must Think I'm Stupid' and 'Rivers And Bridges 2010' posted on the player; gradually getting my head around my new recording system. Relax. Liam

New toy

Evening all. This afternoon I've been playing with a new piece of recording kit and I've recorded a new version of an old song to try out some of the bells and whistles. It's a stripped down version of 'Rivers And Bridges' and, aside from the bongo drums, represents the sound Richard Currie and I are making in rehearsals for our live show on October 3rd. I'm pleased with this first effort with the new gear and excited about the possibilities. So much so, that I'll probably re-record sections of the new CD in progress, which will delay its release by some months. Apologies to those who are waiting for that, but hopefully I can improve on what's already 'in the can'. This new version of 'Rivers And Bridges' is available to stream or download for free. Best wishes, Liam

Liam on Bob Birch's 'Music Into The Night' on Venture Radio

Included in tonight's show (3rd May 2010) are: KATHLEEN GORMAN LIAM McFADDEN TODD GORDON ft JAQUIE DANKWORTH ADE CARR with his brand new song McGOOZER MONICA CHAPMAN PEGGIE PERKINS DONNA GREENBERG JEFF BECK with a haunting song from his new album ft IMELDA MAY PATRICK BASILE ORLY VARDY And many more! Music Into The Night 10pm - Midnight UK time,,,,, only on Venture Radio! Tune in via the website www.ventureradio.co.uk

Update April 2010

Material for a new album is gradually accumulating and I've booked some time in August to record new songs and add overdubs to work already in progress. Many of you will already have heard the working versions of some of the tracks which have been posted here over the past few months: Foolish, Cathedral, Father’s Day, Master Of Disguise, My Last One Hundred Days, Self-Portrait With Piano #2, Wouldn’t Get Excited, Determined Protector, Frida On A White Bench and Helpless I'm also working on 4 new tracks, all of which are up-tempo and just what's required to balance the ballads: Anniversary, I’m Here, Happy and Birthday Card. Richard Currie and I continue to work on a live set and will meet up again in a couple of weeks for some further rehearsal. We plan to inflict our efforts on an unsuspecting public for the first time at The Station on Sunday October 3rd in Richmond, North Yorkshire. It'll be a laid-back free concert in the afternoon, and if you can be there, we'd love to see you. We successfully tried out a new PA system at Gear4Music last Monday and now have the wherewithal to stage small, intimate gigs. There are rehearsal videos, here and on YouTube, that will give you a flavour. We are particularly interested in trying out house concerts and if you live in the UK and would be interested in hosting one, there's some excellent advice to be found at this link: http://www.lisafitzgibbon.com/pdfs/AcousticRoutesHouseConcerts.pdf Finally, a reminder that my albums and individual tracks are available from iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and many others. Your support is much appreciated. Regards, Liam

Buy music directly from me

Everything is in place now to enable you to buy my music as downloads directly from me. I can’t offer a slick iTunes interface, but I CAN offer the personal touch! Please contact me at manonatrain@hotmail.com if you’d like to find out more or buy some music. Regards, Liam

Liam @ NME

I'm delighted to be referenced on the website of the New Musical Express, a great institution here in the UK. It may be that the page is a result of some algorithm with no human input, but I'll take it! If you're interested in having a quick look, here's the link: http://www.nme.com/artists/liam-mcfadden Regards, Liam

Gold Selection

A family birthday is approaching, and yesterday Mrs Mc and I visited a chocolatier where we were able to choose chocolates individually to fill a birthday box. Hopefully, we chose some of the favourites of the intended recipient. Certainly, all our favourites were included. It's good to share. But it struck me that if you're interested in my music, you can also assemble your own 'Gold Selection' of my songs. There are hard and soft centres, some dark and some light, some that are gone too quickly and others you can chew on for an age. You can choose all your favourites and not have a single Turkish Delight among them if you don't wish. And these confections won't add a single calorie! All are reasonably priced as individual downloads from: Amazon (UK, US, Germany and France) Apple iTunes iTunes UK iTunes Europe Napster PayPlay (who will also provide album artwork!) CD Baby Go on! Indulge yourself. Just leave me the Dairy Fudge! Liam

'Lights In The Distance' OUT NOW on CD Baby

Form an orderly queue; no pushing from the back! http://cdbaby.com/cd/liammcfadden2