When you feel that your world is falling apart as John Lennon wrote “Love is the Answer” The love from the people who love you can help you get through it. This song was written in such a time.
I still love this song after 31 years. There is never enough time to record my music and it has taken 31 years to return to a song that I had quickly put down on a 4 track. I was so shy when I wrote this song, there were girls I liked but at that time lacked the confidence to … Continue reading
Can’t believe that so many years have gone by. Thirty years ago, before the record deal, before I went to Australia. It is a shame that my old band never got to record it. I love this song especially dancing to it with my wife. Its a good song to end a show and a good excuse to hold the … Continue reading
Rebuilding your life when all you treasured has gone is hard, sure the drink helps you get through the night but you still are alone. The distant lights tempt you but can you go on while still grieving?
Working long hours I long to get away and find some time for myself, time to do what makes me feel free and time to be with my wife.
This song was recorded in the run up to recording our album Foreign Land
Teenagers are such hard work, girls are especially hard. I remember when my little god daughter would always give me a cuddle, as a teenager I sometimes think that she has devolved and lost the power of speech. I see so many people who live for their kids attaching to their lives rather than letting the kids just join theirs. … Continue reading
Work in progress, looking to add a second vocal
This was written while I was recording our album. It should have been the best time of my life after all we had our recording contract with BMG Records, we had Rupert Hine producing us, we had a music publishing contract with EMI, we were about to record at Metropolis Recording Studios in London where Queen, Paul McCartney you name … Continue reading
This simple two verse song was written before I met my lovely wife so if love is a game for fools, then I am a happy fool. Twenty plus years with my wife and my best friend not too bad.
After the trials and tribulations of the end of the record contract, publishing deal, manager, my band and losing someone who I thought of as my best friend I looked around and found that not all was lost. I have found someone special to spend my life with and still had the support of friends, they were there for me … Continue reading
This is one of my early solo recordings. Despite the recording many flaws it has an innocence that I would find difficult to recreate.
I can’t believe that I wrote this song over 20 years ago. I spend a lot of the time driving and while driving I listen to either audiobooks or my music, sometimes and old song that I recorded long ago comes on , like “The Family” and I think I would like to rerecord it bring something different to it. … Continue reading
It is hard to believe that we have now been married over 20 years. The world is moving around us, constantly changing but neither of us feel any different. I am still trying to deliver a better life for us and living away from home so much I so need to have that hug, to take her in my ams … Continue reading
My time in London and Sydney had a marked effect, seeing people begging on the streets is heartbreaking. Nothing makes you realise how lucky we are like situations such as these. We walk around with blinkered eyes trying not to see these invisible people. We tell ourselves that they probably deserve it, because of drink, drugs, whatever. I have had … Continue reading
This song was written at my lowest point, when everything around me was crumbling. My career that I had fought so hard for was gone. The one thing that kept me from falling apart was my wife Susie. There are times even now that all I need is to have a hug.
This is a new song for August 2013, I don’t know where this song came from and I really had fun doing it. I love listening to bands like Nickelback, etc but not being a rock guitarist it means that I seldom write a song in this style. This current mix is missing the lead guitar, the good news is … Continue reading
This is one of my top favourite songs from the 404 era. The song has a great energy and I have always had fun performing this song and what makes it even more unusual I was not the principle writer of the song. Paul had got the basic down before I had heard it and of course I loved it … Continue reading
I’m scared like everyone, doing what has to be done. the opening line of this song says it all really, we do the best we can even when we would rather run away from it. Not running from a fight, fighting for what we think is right and although I have said things that hurt people, many times it has … Continue reading
One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t either choose my friends carefully enough or that I made the ones I had turn their backs on me. I know I am obsessive, especially about music, when I am not doing it I get twitchy. You could say that I am a music junkie. I have often thought that the … Continue reading