Thank you to everyone that came to last week's gig - both audience members and performers. It was an amazing night, and it was great to share it with you all.
How did we even get to the point of launching this album?! Well, in May 2013 I was sharing a coffee with Mark Aubrey and telling him that I thought I had an album in my head, but I didn't know how to get it out. He suggested we start recording and just see how it goes... So, after discussion about reference points, including Paul McCartney's Ram, we started laying down tracks with Paul Wigens on drums.
The songs were written over a three-year period and lyrically the album is in some ways a musical reflection of Shakespeare's seven ages of man, reflecting our lives, births, deaths, and all the stuff that happens in-between.
It also reflects the music I was weaned on. Everything from Herp Alpert's Tijuana Brass, Percy Faith, and Arthur Askey, to The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, and Brian Wilson.
As the ablum pregressed I revived my musical partnership with Steve Hogg and we added a host of amazing local musicians (many of whom played with us last week) and for their continued enthusiasm we are grateful.
Please enjoy The Arrogance of Time from start to finish, as it was intended. You can get your copy from our website here, Amazon, iTunes and Spotify etc.
More videos and pictures from the night coming soon!