A short video clip of Willowspin playing the Burns Night céilidh at Norwich High School for Girls.
As you may have noticed, Witchers have been on something of a ‘hiatus’ lately. We’ve been through a couple of line-up changes, and various of the band members’ personal lives have taken priority recently. However, out long-awaited self-titled album Witchers will be finally be released this year, in May – after three years of work! – and tomorrow you will have an opportunity to listen to Undivided, one of the tracks from the album, on Soundcloud for the very first time.
Personally, I’m extremely proud of my involvement with Witchers and my playing on this album; it’s been a long time coming, but I can’t wait for people to hear the fruits of all our hard work!
The idea is that, as we get closer to the release date there will be some live shows (our first live appearances since Cambridge Rock Festival in August 2013!) to promote the album, and to get people talking about Witchers again. I will be able to reveal more about these shows, and more about the record in general and its release, nearer the time.
Here are a few shots of my keys rig in the studio with Lucan Mills yesterday:
Kawai MP8ii stage piano
Nord Stage 2
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 09 PE
Moog Little Phatty
Lucan’s EP will be released online soon.
Here are a few short video clips from my gig with Ultra ’90s at Oake Manor Golf Club in Somerset last weekend.
I am delighted to be able to announce that my debut solo album, Bones From My Back, will be released on 8th December – and available to stream here at www.manek.org.uk from a week before (1st December).
Making this record has been quite a journey for me, and I can’t wait for people to hear the music I’ve been working on for the past year; I hope you’re all as excited about it as I am!
I am very proud to announce that my first ever solo album is soon to be released. Although I write soundtracks and other music to commission, and do a lot of songwriting with various bands and other projects with which I am involved, I have never put myself out there as a solo artist, and hadn’t ever expected to be releasing a record under my own name – however, over the past year, the album has unexpectedly come together in a way I never could have imagined, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.
The title of the album is Bones From My Back, and it will feature sixteen original songs, with contributions from a few of the fantastic musicians I have been lucky enough to work with in the past. All the tracks have been recorded and produced in my studio.
I shall keep you up-to-date with more details of the release in the coming weeks.