I have started work on writing a Trumpet Concerto. I don't expect to complete this quickly due to all the other things currently happening in my life - my Musical Access work has got very busy as all my clients are finally completely out of lockdown (about a year after everyone else!) and I am also re-arranging a musical I composed the music for many years ago for string quartet. In the meantime here is the opening section of the Trumpet Concerto
The culmination of an international meeting of talents from Texas, Michigan, Warsaw and the UK, 'I can feel the light ' is released on February 1st 2023. Here is a lyric video of it to be going on with -
When a friend put up a clip on Facebook from the film 'Into the Wild' with Eddie Vedder singing a song called Hard Sun, I knew I recognised it, but not from that version. I couldn't get it out of my head though, and it was only after a few days and some googling I realised that the version I knew of this song was by Indio, aka Gordon Peterson, who wrote it. He only released one album, Big Harvest, in 1989, which I was given by a friend who thought I would like it - and I did - it is a brilliant album, and now something of a collector's item, if you have the vinyl (sadly I didn't - I only had a cassette, which I lost, which was why I hadn't heard this song for so long). By this time, the song had wormed its way into my ear, and the only way I could cure myself was by doing a cover of it. Claire Dunn and Mella agreed to help me out with it. It was also a good excuse to use my 'personally manufactured', baritone guitar remodelled from a bass acoustic guitar by my friend and talented guitar maestro Paul Belben.