Monday, August 31, 2020

Acing the Bass!

30th Aug 2020

Our bassist Simon turned up to session 9 tonight to lay down some stunningly groovy, creative basslines with a brand new (to him) Status Shark Bass.

His grooves on two of these tracks in particular are just essential, we wouldn’t want any other approach than Simon’s.

Awesome work!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Waterways Arts Podcast.

 I was delighted to be asked to be a guest on the Waterways Arts Podcast. Zoe Hunn asked me about my new single “Lilt”, how life on the water influences my songwriting and working as a songwriter/musician through lockdown among other things.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Vox Pop. Day 8.


I should point out that when I entitle these recording posts “Day #” etc it’s nothing like a whole day, normally we’re  starting at roughly around 5ish and done and dusted in a couple of hours or three. I’ve honestly never known band recording to be such a breeze (though our friend and producer José has all the detailed craft of mixing and production to do). This efficiency says much about José’s skill and how much at ease we, The Blue Yellows all are.
The same was true tonight where the main focus was backing vocals, so Em (pictures) came in to do her ‘live’ backing vocal parts plus a few other backing ideas we came up with. I also added some lead vocals and an acoustic guitar part we somehow forgot about earlier.
It’s all going just TOO well! 

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Recording Day 7. Pedal to the Metal (Blue Yellows EP)

A beautiful July evening for recording electric guitar and doing all the lead vocals and backing vocals. Again, José’s skill and the fact he’s a good friend help things run as smoothly as ever. 
This is just going TOO well. I sang and played with quite a lot of improvisation and with all the emotion I could muster, and feel pretty spent now, but that’s a great feeling. As it should be.

Photos by Manu Arteaga Photo by Manu Arteaga

Photo by Manu Arteaga

Photo by Manu Arteaga