Some friends of mine just did a thing. I was pleased to be one of the Kickstarter backers for Songs for Sundays, a new project from Resound Worship, and it arrived in the post today! Headed up by Joel Payne – who I’ve known since my days as a student in York (he led the worship … More Songs for Sundays – new album from Resound Worship
I’m reading Pat Pattison’s wonderful book, Writing Better Lyrics. One of the many, many great things about this book is its inclusion of useful exercises to do as you go along. I have devotedly set aside a notebook for the purpose; it lives with this book, getting pig-eared and dog-chewed as I read and re-read … More Lyric writing: A window on a coffee shop
This morning at 7.30am we proudly took delivery of the hard copies of my new EP, “Where I Am Free”. I recorded the EP during the Summer of ’14 and blogged about it at the time. It’s always exciting to release a fresh set of songs after the loving process of recording, mixing and mastering … More New EP release just around the corner!
Since Dan Lank and I announced that we’ve written a new song for Christmas, we’ve had hundreds of listens through our Bandcamp page, with lots of great feedback from friends, family and strangers! I’m pleased to say that the song is now also available to buy on iTunes for the princely sum of £0.79 (English … More New Xmas song now available on iTunes and YouTube!
Last year, my good friend Dan Lank (a worship leader in West Sussex) approached me with a song idea he’d been working on. I straight away got hooked on the catchy chorus – “Come and see, come and see Emmanuel…” What a brilliant invitation to imagine and encounter again the wonderful truths of the Christmas … More New Song for Christmas!
The dreaded “whoah” section. You’re standing shoulder-to-shoulder on a Sunday morning with a friendly stranger, trying to get your mouth and vocal cords around another new song, and then you see it flash up on the screen. “Whoah! Whoah! Whoah!” Just to confirm, the worship leader encourages everyone, “Ok everyone, let’s lift our voices, sing … More Worship songs that go “whoah”
By way of a very brief update, it’s not long now until I will be able to send off my new EP to the press, and upload it to Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify. I’m just waiting on the artwork, which is in progress. The working title is Where I Am Free, and will include … More An update on my new EP
Last week I went into the The Neighbourhood studio in Greenwich for two days with a good friend of mine, Dan Moyler. Dan has cool, round, thick-rimmed glasses which he wears with an air of quiet confidence. This confidence is well-deserved; as a fledgling audio engineer he’s already working across a circuit of top London studios. Recent … More EP 2014 progress update
I’ve just come back from Ichthus Revive 2014 where we were so privileged to welcome Argentinian revivalist Carlos Annacondia and his team for his first ever visit to the UK. I’m shattered now so will keep this brief: I introduced a song called “This is the day of salvation” at the conference, so for anyone … More New song – lyrics and music on the way
We seem to have a tendency in modern worship songs to want to write simple statements like “God, you’re so good,” or “Your love is so vast” or something – statements that try to capture how big and how wonderful this love of our God is as we’ve discovered it. Often though, if you’re anything like … More Singing “Our God reigns” in a world of genocide