Myself and the author George Monbiot recorded a podcast for the Guardian a few weeks ago. In it we talk to each other about the musical project we've spent the last year working on collaboratively - turning written word and idea into song and music. We also talk about the topic of loneliness that lies behind the project, and the politics and social issues that are attached to it. I also sing and play some of the tracks from the album live. You can listen to the twenty minute podcast here....
George Monbiot has written an article, published in this week's Guardian's, about our new project - an album and tour. His article touches on the issues and politics that lie behind the project, how the project came about, and what the process was in putting it together from word to music. You can read the article here.
The new album, a collaboration with the author George Monbiot, had its first radio play on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction programme. With loneliness being the theme for show, our new project was discussed and a couple of tracks were played. You can listen again to the show and the feature here.
July 17th marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War. Huge numbers of men and women from around the world went to fight in Spain between 1936 and 1939, against the fascist uprising that was taking place in that country. They joined up and fought under the banner of the International Brigades. Having had the priviledge of meeting and hearing the stories of some of the last living members of the International Brigades, I wrote a song about one Brigader. It's called Hol...