My friends at Resound Worship have just released a new book. Joel Payne and Sam Hargreaves host the wonderful Resound Worship Songwriting Podcast which every month offers thoughts on the songwriting process, interviews and other content including my favourite segment, ‘dissect a classic’ – which is pretty much what it says on the tin. There’s … More New Book for Worship Songwriters
“I like lists”, one prominent worship songwriter once told me in passing after glancing over my shoulder during a songwriting conference. (I’ll leave you to guess who.) Lists are great. Lists are options. Lists are brain dumps. Lists are low investment, high return. You can have a list for everything. I don’t just mean your … More Songwriting: The secret power of lists
While we try to deal with a few punctuation-related technical issues for online distribution of Spring Rain, the album is now available to stream, download or order as a hard copy from Bandcamp! I’m really pleased with the album and have been getting some great feedback from the Kickstarter supporters who have received their pre-release copies. … More Spring Rain: Hard copies and downloads now available from Bandcamp.com
Behind the scenes It might be erroneous to advertise that I can give a full behind-the-scenes tour of the writing of this song, as frankly it has been a couple of years since its genesis, and I can’t remember much of how it started. I don’t know which part was the first idea to come. … More Behind the songwriting process for ‘Spring Rain’ (with lyric video)
So it’s confession time: this song is made up of Christmas leftovers. … More A Child Is Born – lyric video and a confession
As you may have picked up, I’ve been working on an album. Spring Rain has been through writing, arranging, recording, editing and, just last week, mixing – and I’ve reached the stage where I’m just putting the final touches on the mixes before sending it off to the mastering engineer. Also in the works is artwork … More Quick album update
I’m excited to be able to share another song video to showcase some of what’s coming on the album I’m currently working on. This one’s called ‘Rejoice My Soul’ and is taken straight from Philippians 4. As I say in the video below, I love writing songs straight from Scripture as it makes for good … More New Song taster – ‘Rejoice My Soul’
Here’s a little taster of what’s coming up on the new album I’m making (which you can support right now through Kickstarter – until 21 September 2018). I enjoyed writing this song and filming the video – I hope you enjoy watching it!
I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign! Until 21 September, you have the opportunity to help me reach a funding goal of £2,500 to produce an album of fresh songs handcrafted for personal and corporate worship. If the funding goal isn’t reached, however, the hard work I’ve already been putting into writing and recording the songs will … More Help make my new album happen!
As I write, the skies are beginning to rumble. May is drawing to a close, and Summer is breaking upon us with thundery conditions expected over the next few days. But you didn’t come here for a weather report – unless you’re interested in more than just what the meteorologists have to say. In other … More Spring Rain