Thursday, January 22, 2009
Shrek Rap - The Single
I'm very excited to announce that as part of my commitments to DJ Kirkby's book launch I'm am recording three new tracks to put on CD to sell at the event (and over the internet). All money raised will go to the Portsmouth Autisim Support Network (and other selected charities). The single itself will feature the following tracks:
1) Shrek Rap (by Casdok)
2) The End Of The World Part 1 (Acoustic)
3) After All (Acoustic)
All three tracks have been recorded in one take - with a "live" feel. Shrek Rap was written by fellow blogger Casdok and features a backing track created with my Boss LoopStation RL-20 pedal. This is a pretty fair representation of how I'll be performing it on Monday, although there is always scope for improvisation in this approach and no two versions will be quite the same!
TEOTW I and After All have both been recorded very simply, the former in two takes (the end part was created separately using the loop pedal again) and the latter in one take - that is to say that the guitar and vocals were recorded at the same time. I've been looking forward to recording a version of this song featuring my ever improving picking skills.
I'm just in the middle of mixing the last of these tracks, and once it's all done I'll let you know how you can get hold of a copy either on CD or as a download.
If you are free this Sunday or next then please come along and see me play at The Living Room in Islington (this Sunday) or The Boston Music Rooms (next Sunday - 1st Feb). Also please do vote for me in the Surface Unsigned Festival by texting "London 6004" to 64343 (Please remember to include a space between the area and the band's unique number otherwise we will not be able to use your vote. 16+. Texts cost £1.00 plus standard network charges. Please get permission from the bill payer. Customer services: email@example.com or contact us on 0800 434 6076). As far as I am aware there is no option to vote other than in person on the night or via Text.