Practice, sketches and a new recording

After having a bit of a rest post tour, I have been getting back into practice again. I cleared out my music room and, have a bit more space now.

It feels good to reconnect with my songs, and they still feel relevant although I am leaving a couple behind that don’t feel right anymore. But parts of those songs might resurface again in future songs.

I bought myself a sketch pad the other day and have been finding it a lovely way to while away the evenings. Last night I finished a big doodle and then wondered if it might actually work as an album cover. I will share it with you soon and you can let me know what you think. It is in a similar vein to this one I did in the summer. This isn’t really the right shape for an album cover….

The album cover may of course end up just being a BIG PICTURE OF MY FACE, in true singer/songwriter fashion. We will see!

A couple of weeks ago I recorded the song Guardian Angel at the Soundcafe, for a compilation CD in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The CD features some lovely new music that was played at the memorial for Esme Macintyre who died from a brain tumour in July 2013. She was only 18. To find out more you can visit Esme’s inspiring facebook page Esme’s Adventure The CD is going to be available to buy within the next couple of weeks (in time for Christmas!) with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust. More information about this coming soon.