2015


#3 My Top Ten Mistakes as a Songwriter Fan Likes

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#3 My Top Ten Mistakes as a Songwriter Fan Likes Listen to your fans is the motto that I was guided by, this is true but not 100% full proof in today’s market which has so much choice it is like looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack and music definitely falls into this […]

#2 My Top Ten Mistakes as a Songwriter Excluding my Songs from the Set

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I have covered countless songs, it’s what pays the bills. When you write a song, seeking approval is essential, I’m sure there are super confident songwriters who are totally assured about there own work but that certainly wasn’t me. I started to introduce my own songs in a live set of about 13 numbers of […]

#4 To Croon or not to Croon in Reaching Inject Feeling

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I must say that I’m very impressed with the new wave of young actors and actresses in the UK, they seem to capture reality in their acting, finding all the varying shades from sad to very happy, and make it all seem so very real. The vocalist needs to have the ability to apply this […]

#3 To Croon or not to Croon Phrasing

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When I started learning the Sinatra songs I listened to them over and over and copied his phrasing which I did almost without thinking about it because I just wanted to learn the songs. I’m very pleased to tell you that I’ve moved on from this and now interpret the songs in my own way […]

#2 To Croon or not to Croon in Reaching the Notes

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#2 To Croon or not to Croon in Reaching the Notes When I listen back on my first efforts in the recording studio, I have to admit that there is at least 3 area’s where I need to make improvement. Reaching the right notes may sound obvious but I do need to work on this. […]

#5 Live You Tube Broadcast What Next?

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Now that we know that it is possible to broadcast live via you tube, this does give us some new interesting opportunities. Almost anything can be done live as long as we have the correct Wi Fi connection. Improvements 1…I think we need to look into the pros and cons of a second perhaps roving […]

#4 Live You Tube Broadcast Rehearsal Verdict

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The live broadcast is tonight and we did the rehearsal last week. The title is simple “House Concert Demo” We chose this title because we are planning a new promotion for me to perform at a homes hosted by fans, this is a back to basics thing because it’s how I got started performing the […]

#3 Live You Tube Broadcast Rehearsal

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Although it is only me in this performance a rehearsal is still needed for camera and audio cue’s. We can also workout the timing better for the live event giving a start and end time. The director can give advice on what to do and what not to do, what kind of lighting will there […]

#2 Live You Tube Broadcast The Programme

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I have had a little experience of live TV but that was in the late 60’s in the BBC studios in Glasgow. The planning was meticulous cues were given and there was a link man as the presenter and everyone was given a programme format so I will try and use some of this experience […]

#1 Live You Tube Broadcast Preparations

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We are preparing for our first You Tube live broadcast, this is much like television but limited to You Tube viewers. There is a lot of technical stuff to learn about the set up for the broadcast but I’m not going to write about this because I have Darren my tech man who does all […]

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