General Ramblings 1

Hi ! 

I thought I should add a little background on how an older guy ends up releasing his 1st album now for anyone who's curious or interested . 

Well the abbreviated version is that in my 20's I was based in Hamburg , Germany ( yes , where one of my musical heroes The Beatles kicked off ) and there I was a co-writer and lyricist with a couple of acts , which was a lot of fun including sell out shows in Hamburg , an 18,000 festival show in Moscow and ALMOST getting signed by Polydor . After this , aged 29 ,  I returned home to Scotland and focused on raising my kids and an engineering career , becoming basically a " bedroom songwriter " , and had a lot of fun doing this too !

So into my 40's and I had accumulated a bunch of songs so decided to record them for posterity's sake nothing more which , rather surprisingly to me , led to live shows and tv/ radio stuff and some cool adventures playing in South Africa , Germany , Portugal & Estonia amongst others , as well as opening for great acts like Glenn Tilbrook , Nick Harper , Jon Gomm and Bob Cheevers . It was through Bob that led me to Austin , Texas  to record PYS , which is my first proper release , although I did record 3 eps " Dysfunctional But Happy " , " Falling & Landing " and " Upwards & Onwards " which I sold mainly at gigs but will post some tracks on here from time to time .

So that's how I got here folks , the album is part of promo campaign just started run by https://www.birnamcd.com/  which has garnered some radio play and I'm told press reviews coming up but it's early days on that score .  

So I'll keep it short ( mainly as I have a limited attention span myself ) and post some more ramblings soon in the future about influences , inspiration sources and blueberry muffins .

Peace to all ...

Mike  

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  • Rod Marshall radio presenter Revival.fm

    Rod Marshall radio presenter Revival.fm Cumbernauld, Scotland

    Hi Mike listened to your promo CD Paint your Sky and liked tracks 1,2 and 6 and will include these in my show Cutting Tracks. You can get it using tunein app. It goes out on Thur 10pm and Sunday 4pm both British Time. Gb rod

    Hi Mike listened to your promo CD Paint your Sky and liked tracks 1,2 and 6 and will include these in my show Cutting Tracks. You can get it using tunein app. It goes out on Thur 10pm and Sunday 4pm both British Time. Gb rod

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