On The Edge front cover

Lady Will You Be My Friend from On The Edge by Tony Ashman

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of recording an original song in my studio; Lady Will You Be My Friend is a song from the debut novel On The Edge by retired Norfolk GP Tony Ashman – the song appears in the text of the book, and is sung by one of the main characters at a pivotal point in the plot. Without giving too much away, the song has quite an impact on the narrative!

Because the character in the book is a guitarist and singer, I was able to ask my friend James Porter to play guitar on the session at my studio in Norfolk. I then sang the track, and mixed it.

The finished track is now available to listen to on YouTube here:

On The Edge is published by Paul Dickson Books, and is available to buy from the publisher direct or on Amazon.

Digital release: Jamie Roe Band – Reach For The Tide

Digital release: Jamie Roe Band – Reach For The Tide

It may have been made eighteen months ago… But the inaugural Jamie Roe Band EP – ‘Reach For The Tide’ – is finally available online!

The four track EP showcases some of the early songwriting work of the band, and was recorded at Tide’s Reach Studios in Lowestoft.

I am contributing piano, organs and backing vocals on all four songs.

Click here to buy ‘Reach For The Tide’ on iTunes. Or listen to the tracks on Spotify, below:

Jamie Roe Band’s ‘Reach For The Tide’ streaming now on SoundCloud

Jamie Roe Band’s ‘Reach For The Tide’ streaming now on SoundCloud

Slightly belatedly, Jamie Roe Band’s 2015 EP ‘Reach For The Tide’ is now available to stream in full on SoundCloud.  Recorded and produced by blues recording maestro Lee Jacobs (Ron Sayer Jr., etc.) at Tide’s Reach Studios in Lowestoft, the record is a collection of four songs showcasing the Jamie Roe Band.

I co-wrote all four tracks with Jamie and the band, and contributed piano, Hammond organ and backing vocals on the recording session.

Listen here:

Lucan Mills: Level 1 EP

The Lucan Mills EP ‘Level 1’ which I contributed some keys parts for is now available to stream live on SoundCloud.

I was one of two keys players involved in making this record, which was done at 4D studios in Milton Keynes, and it’s been a very interesting and creative journey, working with Lucan and the rest of the band, to get the tracks to this stage.

The EP will also be available to buy – either digitally or as a physical copy – later this summer, so keep an eye out for more details.

I will also be playing various music festivals with Lucan and his band over summer this year, so I shall post a list of those dates as soon as they’re available, too.

In the studio with Jamie Roe Band

Here are a few photos from this weekend’s sessions with the Jamie Roe Band – recording with Lee Jacobs at Tide’s Reach Studio on the east coast, working on our first set of studio tracks for the new project.

 

Keep an eye out for the tracks, when they’re available.