“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
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!
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!
As readers will know, last year I released my second EP Invitation, and was very involved with two other big releases from our church – an album of live worship, and an album of Christmas Gospel arrangements. These were exciting projects, and the EP especially pushed me to be expanding my listening and assessment of … More 2013: Music I discovered last year
I thought it would be fun to provide a couple of thoughts behind some of the songs that make up my new EP, Invitation. So over the next week or so I will try to sit down regularly to write a song story! And seeing as You Are With Me is the first song on … More Song Stories 1 – You Are With Me
Hi folks Following the news that Invitation is available on iTunes, it is now also possible to stream it via the online music service Spotify! If you’re not sure what it’s all about though or just want a taster for now, look no further! Check out the Soundcloud sample player below – right now!
Hi folks If you haven’t heard, I’ve been posting some new songs at the brand new Ichthus Worship Soundcloud page. These are songs that we are going to be teaching at using at Revive 2013 this year. To make it really easy for you to hear some of the material, I’ve posted a Soundcloud player … More New songs and EP release news
Hi folks By way of a rare update on some of my music/worship/songwriting activities, I can safely say that this has been one of the busiest seasons of my life so far in terms of writing (and rewriting) a bunch of songs. Recently I had the great privilege of co-writing with Graham Kendrick; the result … More Lots of Songwriting…
Hi folks! Here’s a new track for you to enjoy! I had a lot of fun writing and producing this track – especially because I was able to get Louise Gibbens to sing and Tim Boniface to play his horns! Watch this space for news of my forthcoming acoustic album to feature many new songs!
For a long time (a LONG time!) I’ve been talking about producing an album of some of my latest songs. People have been keen on this so I must apologise. Time, money and not a little bit of artistic perfectionism have hampered my attempts at various turns over the last few years, but I’m pursuing … More Progress on a new album