I’ve had a long week. After Midsummer finished last week I completely crashed and spent the whole week recuperating. My dissertation is due in a couple of weeks (so very close) so I’ve been mainly focusing on that. I thought I’d blow off some steam and put up a chilled out cover, enjoy!

Forgot about this gig

(Source: end-of-neil)

Sorry I haven’t posted anything recently BUT….

I’ve really super busy right now, I’m doing the music for a play, which as it happens I’m also starring in.

Also been asked to do some session work, which is cause for big smiles

And then there’s…oh, I’m sure there was something else…

…oh yeah…

…uni work…

…oh dear

A few weeks ago I did a photoshoot for The Busk Club, and this weekend I’m going to be their featured artist, head over to their website over the next few days for videos, interviews, videos and even a competition. Right now there’s a busking profile as well as two free downloads, one here, and one here

A few weeks ago I did a photoshoot for The Busk Club, and this weekend I’m going to be their featured artist, head over to their website over the next few days for videos, interviews, videos and even a competition. Right now there’s a busking profile as well as two free downloads, one here, and one here

This is one of my favourite songs right now, and working out this arrangement was so much fun I can’t wait to play it live.

I love it when it’s possible to do a cover of a favourite song, live-looping means I can sort of keep some of the original’s spirit and feel. I’m really proud of this one.

It’s a rough recording, you can actually hear the washing machine in my flat half way through!

3. ‘Travelling Musician’ Playlist

A few people have been asking me specific things about my taste in music, things like ‘what music do I listen to before/after a gig’ ‘what music do I listen to for inspiration’ so over the next few weeks I’m going to be putting together a some playlists in an attempt to answer these questions :)

I spend a lot of time travelling to and from gigs. There’s a strange solitude in making my own way around the world with Beverly and all my pedals on my back. The other integral thing to this activity is of course my iPod and my music, and this tends to be what I listen to:

  • Chocolate - The 1975
  • Yes Yes - The Colourist
  • Fix This - The Colourist
  • Hejira - Joni Mitchell
  • River - Joni Mitchell
  • Since I Left You - The Avalanches
  • First Train Home - Imogen Heap
  • Woods - Bon Iver
  • I’m On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
  • Gun - CHVRCHES
  • David - Nellie McKay
  • If I Had You - Nellie McKay
  • Roll Away Your Stone - Mumford and Sons
  • If This Is It - Newton Faulkner
  • Write It On Your Skin - Newton Faulkner
  • Learnalilgivinanlovin - Gotye

Are there any songs that you listen to while travelling? Or any songs that make you feel like you are travelling? Let me know :)

shewalkswithwings:

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate my birthday I want to give away a Blind Date with a Book! What is it? A Blind Date with a Book is a surprise book mailed to you wrapped like an old vintage package! You have NO IDEA what the book is. So, you open the instructions, the tea, and the journal page to commit to sitting down and enjoying a book WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO JUDGE what the book is! 

PRIZE:

  • surprise (but fantastic) Blind Date with a Book mailed to you! (This one will be extra special!)
  • A packet of TEA, chosen specifically to be enjoyed with this book!
  • Pondering’s card to journal about the book!
  • Cute instructions on how to use the Blind Date with a Book!
  • A pen pal to discuss the book with!

RULES:

1. Reblog this post to enter. (You can reblog as many times as you want to bring up your chances!)
2. Likes don’t count.
3. Must be following Shewalkswithwings
4. Anyone can enter! I will ship internationally!
5. ENJOY!!!!

END DATE: FEBRUARY 28th 10:30 pm! (last day of the month!) 

A name will be picked at random by a generator to determine the winner. The winner will be posted on my blog and notified through their ask box.

(via thoughts-of-a-guirufa)

Rowan is my best friend whom I’ve lived with for the past two years. I wrote this song a while ago and showed it to her, but never really done anything more with it.

It’s her birthday today so I thought I’d reupload it and properly release it.

Happy Birthday Rowan

x

stubbornsub:

fucking love jim carrey

This man

(Source: embraceyourboing, via squishy3000songbook)

A little E.P I challenged myself to make in two weeks. It’s me experimenting with sequencing and sampling (leading up to a much bigger project this summer).

There are no instruments in these songs, just samples I made myself using various things like bottles, kitchen sink, wine glasses, a door closing, my flatmate etc.

Please have a listen and if you like it, it’s absolutely free to download, and if you could share it with anyone you think might like it I’d really really appreciate it!

I hope you like it x