The next album is really coming together now.  Over the last few weeks we’ve been adding in instrumentation on top of the foundations of drums, bass and guitar.

 

There’s a little bit of mandola in places, some violin and some great hammond.   It’s been a pleasure to work with such great musicians.  There are some seriously talented people out there, in fact, really lucky to get them.  Bass and drums were provided by Rex Horan and Evan Jenkins who play with the jazz genius that is Neil Cowley.   I managed to get Rich Milner off tour with James Morrison and play some hammond and wurlie and then virtuoso violinist Georgina Leach who plays with Seasick Steve when he’s touring in the UK.  To be honest man, my job is, firstly, to deliver a performance in the studio that is up there with their performance.  I’ve been working hard…  So a few more things to consider in terms of instrumentation, some strings in places, and then we’ll be into final mixing.   You know some songs can be with you a long time and you can remember where you were when you wrote them and it’s great to think about where they came from and then see them taking their place on the new album…

 

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