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Red Red Rose

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Now this is some song… Originally a poem by Scottish poet, Robert Burns… and turned to song by many over the years. This is my own adaption of the song. I like the romantic Scottish nature of this song. The lyrics are really something else… this man will love this woman until the rocks melt wi’ the sun, i.e. forever. Truly brilliant. Enjoy!

Dream Catch Me

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Arguably Newton Faulkner’s most famous/recognisable song and for good reason. Great harmony, melody, lyrics & dynamics. This was a little tricky to play and sing but as ever, had a bash for fun.

Tornado of Souls (Solo)

Monday, July 5th, 2021

I was struck by this tune after not having heard it for some time. The solo is exceptional. I did plan on doing a “proper” video of this but I got in from home one night and this was a half-decent take (not perfect, by any means… but it captures the spirit) and so, lazily… I just uploaded it. Not bad for playing acoustic 99% of the time these days.

Tae the Weavers Gin Ye Go!

Monday, July 5th, 2021

This is a very upbeat Celtic tune which I transcribed (difficult as is very chordal and couldn’t find any music online).

It was great to get a break from fingerstyle – more strummers, required!

Played on my Avalon acoustic.

Hey Julie

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Never Going Back Again

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Acoustic cover of a great song and real finger twister.

Lindsay Buckingham is one of my favourite musicians and this is one of my favourite songs of his. He is an outstanding guitarist and this is quite tricky to play and sing.

I added some harmonies points for the first time in any of my videos.

It might be some time until my next video – possibly early 2021.

Have a great Christmas!

I am Alive…

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

For anybody reading this, I’m still here!

Things have been incredibly busy. My day job is very demanding and life “gets in the way” – however I’m working on other (very interesting) cover tunes to make videos of (one is a REAL finger twister), and I’m still thrashing out parts of the album. It’s just taking time. No rush!

In the meantime, here’s a picture of me with a squirrel, to keep you happy.

Eddie Van Halen

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

There’s too much to be said so I’ll keep it simple. Eddie Van Halen was and will always be a massive inspiration to me. It’s sad to see your heroes go. RIP Eddie. If you haven’t heard it, Dave Lee Roth wrote a song with John 5 in memory of Eddie. I love it.

Times Square Birthday Bash!

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

I spent a great three nights away in a lovely Scottish manor. Fine dining, Scottish palace visit, movies, laughs, a visit to the owl centre and also to see the works of Ray Harryhausen (I’m a big fan of his movies and filming techniques). And last but not least, I was featured on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square for five seconds (100% genuine!!) – what a great birthday. Big album coming soon so keep an eye on my channel! By and large, the guitar work here was done by me (many moons ago).

Jackson

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Cover of Johnny Cash and June Carter’s song, “Jackson.”

I’ve always loved this song.

I tried to switch between Johnny and June’s vocals.

Super fun to play on my Avalon acoustic!