Lessons in listening to your heart.

Published: 20 September 2014

So I feel I owe everyone an apology, the track (Those Little Things), had so much potential but for some reason I took the same old tried and tested path to record this track. What I should have actually done is just listened to how it sounded when I played it.

What are you on about?!?

This track is one I used to play my children, beside their cots, to get them to sleep. It was a lullaby, A soothing piece of music that could be changed with regards to tempo, phrasing and note intensity. It was created to be fluid and rolling, long hanging notes and most of all, it was created to be played on a single instrument.

It was not created to be played alongside a bass track, with a backing set of keys and some fancy sound effects. It was not meant to be anything other than a track that could be played over and over and over, finally ending when their eyes gently closed and they fell asleep.

So why you apologising?

Well I know that everyone's time is precious and I sincerely appreciate every minute you spend listening to the music I create. I also believe that if someone has donated their precious time to listen to one of my tracks, it is because they believe the music to be sincere and not something designed to just get them to listen. I feel I failed you, not because I was trying to get you to listen to the track but because I didn't produce something sincere.

This might be put down to fear of letting everyone down, fear that my playing couldn't carry a single guitar track, that the single guitar track wouldn't be sufficient or any other number of ridiculous fears. Once I sat down and thought about this I decided to redo the track without wasting another person's precious time.

In closing

The track has been re-recorded. With nothing more than just the line I used to play for them and a few effects, the track is now in it's purest form. It is what it should have been in the first place, an honest rendition of the track that so faithfully soothed my little ones and guided them gently into dream land.

I thank the Lord for giving me this moment of clarity and pray He will continue to give me the strength to be honest and true.

Other Articles

27 October 2017

Album Launched on all digital platforms: 7 Kinds of Strange

20 September 2017

Play through of the track 7 Kinds of Strange

9 March 2016

Here is a full track preview of one of the songs that will be included in the new album

14 December 2015

My initial project has finally launched the album. Pretty excited about it all, finally, there is a line in the sand

25 June 2015

Last week friday I received news that my musical mentor and dear friend had passed away. His family asked me to do an eulogy. Having delivered it this afternoon, I decided I wanted to let the world know about the man that had shaped me into some semblance of a musician.

14 April 2015

My sincere apologies for being so quiet. Things have been really busy my side and some really exciting developments are under way. So here it is, a long over due update.

27 October 2014

Loads of fun and games in the last studio session!

14 October 2014

Often we strive for perfection and give little thought to the untold pressure it places on us. This pressure has a significantly adverse effect on our creative ability.


[played {{track.playback_count}} times]


[played {{track.playback_count}} times]