Firstly my apologies, it has been quite a while since anything was posted on here, I am going to keep it updated more (pinky promise). So I have been pretty busy over these past few months, I have played two of my friends weddings, I have written the score for a hilarious new family show Herlock & Swatson and had a surprise birthday party to celebrate me getting old and wrinkly. I haven’t been playing as many shows recently as I wanted to take the time to write some new songs/poems which i will get round to recording and sharing with you soon.
When my good friend Stu (from york theatre company Paper planes & Daisy Chains) asked me if I would like to be involved in writing some original music for his new show Herlock & Swatson (that’s currently showing at Edinburgh Fringe) I was stoked, he is a great guy and a great writer so I knew I should just say yes and then work out the finer details as i go along. Before this project i had little experience in writing instrumental music and even less so on writing for a children’s play. After weeks of reading my trusty home recording for dummies book (don’t laugh its true) and playing around with different instruments I came up with some tracks that I thought fitted into the fast paced & comical theme.
Here are some of the finished tracks I did for the show
Bob The Farmer
This piece I wrote for a grumpy Yorkshire farmer named Bob played by the hilarious and talented David Phillipps.
Wild Goose Chase
Dun Dun Dun Duhhhhhh
A panto-style ‘I solved the mystery’ soundbite I wrote
Impostor Queenie (Harpsichord)
I had some help on this one with my sister in law/BFF/bandmate Abi Young, she made something aptly pompous and comical. Abi is ace and always has great ideas so big thanks to her for this one!
This was the piece i wrote for the scene were Herlock & Swatson curl up in bed after a hectic day of crime solving.
I had so much fun recording all this, the recording side was certainly a challenge but a good one that i learnt a lot from. I did get a chance to see a preview of the show before the team took it to edinburgh and it was fantastic, i found myself laughing and grinning so hard the sides of my head hurt. A big thank you to everyone at the Paper Planes & Daisy Chains team for inviting me onboard this great project.
I have other updates and announcements to come soon on a new podcast I am setting up, new music from me and more. So expect more blog posts very soon.
Toodlepips for now folks!