Ive taken 6 /7 months out from the band to get all my own stuff down so please take some time to follow me and listen to my work.
my own material that ive been writing for a few years now just come to light and im writing now better than before, i play all the instruments on my tracks, including acoustic, guitar, bass, vocals, cajon and backing vocals. and its a mixed bag of goods and like to keep my vocal transparent.
yup still working through the songs im just giving the songs identity i guess, everybody has there own way of writing, now ive been co-writing with matt for around 18 years, when it comes to writing yourself its a different kettle of fish! im plodding through and getting better all the time, ive a nice hendrix fueled tune on the horizon that kicks pure ass.. so keep a watch on the blog for updates, ive started self teaching the drums thats going well so i should be putting drum tracks down soon!! its all quiet exciting stuff! also im planning on testing out two of my own a the open mic night when i get song two finished ill go and give them a go! any way here is a couple i wrote, the first one i brought back to life from 1992 and im just re-jigging and the second one i wrote in 2013 which i prefer to be honest all though its only one verse as it stands ….
i made a harsh decision to break away from managing bands im playing with as ive been doing it for to long now and realised the only person that suffers from this is myself. I have no problem with any of my bands ive just decided im moving myself forward musically and as a person. Although i still will play with the bands and still be available for any gigs im just not involved in getting gigs, setting up rehearsals, setting up recordings and finding band member replacements for when other members cant attend. I admit i take on to much and ok I create the bands but i can see my bands have sufficient people in the bands to manage these tasks taking the as what i can only express as depressing and soul destroying tasks. I must note i have no intentions of leaving any bands or not being available and would not wish any out quarrels or silly fall outs from this im just moving my own music career forward gracefully 🙂
I did my first night were i fronted the band last night and thoroughly enjoyed having the choice of what to sing and just basically fronting the show infact i dont know why ive never done it before! i think its the move to guitar it gives me more scope and more space to rip into it and show some stage presence. Ive set up my own sound cloud and reverbnation as ive started writing my own songs for your pleasure! im going to put music to the ten songs i have from when i went through my bad times a couple ago and i was levelling! the songs are deep and the lyrics are well thought! ill update ill my new songs to my blog aswell as reverbnation and soundcloud and on here aswell. A good mate of mine said keep the faith and i believe thats true. Im now unleashed so watch this space, old lightning here went to drove into kendal last night to show the cats some new tricks. Take a listen yer its a rough live recording but listen to the music thats all that matters. Me on guitar / slide guitar and vocals – frank on drums, steve on bass and my pal barry on the harmonica. Have to say i really enjoyed it and its great playing to a crowd who love and appreciate music. peace out folks