’Too much life gets in the way’

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As an early no-man lyric once stated, sometimes, ’Too much life gets in the way.’ Well, that’s my lame excuse for months of non-blogging and I’m sticking to it! As it’s been such a long wait, here’s a long update. ———— As mentioned what seems like an age ago, completing Late Night Laments was something I felt compelled to do. … Read More

Late Night Laments – Album Notes

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Sometimes music appears so quickly and seems so right that talking about it seems pointless; cheap even. It is what it is, and what it is is an instinctive force of nature. Conversely, when music comes unnaturally, there’s often a desire to overexplain it in order to justify its existence. As such, expect all the Late Night Laments interviews to … Read More

Lockdown Listening 3

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The final instalment! The podcast with Mr Wilson, The Album Years, has been dominating my listening choices of late, so I thought I’d draw this extremely short series to a conclusion. I’m pleased to say that the random Covid-19 giveaways are still in place in my neighbourhood (with an excellent Flannery O’Connor short story collection being this week’s choice find), … Read More

Lockdown Listening 2

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Lockdown Listening 2 This rather brief edition of Lockdown Listening is truly a C-19 special. Every day during these ‘unusual times’, various neighbours have been leaving boxes of CDs, DVDs and books out on walls and benches throughout the neighbourhood (thoroughly disinfected no doubt!). This has led to a few discoveries and a fair bit of reassessment. Consequently, I’ve deliberately … Read More

Lockdown Listening

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This may be the start of an occasional series or it may just be an end in itself. I thought it might be interesting to offer an honest, unedited lockdown listening list along with comments explaining some of my thoughts about the music. In effect, a collection of what I’ve been listening to since sitting indoors became the new sunbathing … Read More

Tuesday 31 March 2020

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One problem with very occasional blog writing, as I’ve just found out, is that the world can be in a very different place at the end of the process compared with where it was at the beginning. I started this in January/February in the midst of a song-writing frenzy (well, 7 songs completed in a month) and ended it in … Read More

8th September 2019

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The seven month gap between diary entries has been taken up with the release of solo album #5, a mini-tour, recording for no-man’s forthcoming studio release, and – most recently – the start of what may very well be solo album #6. Yippee ki-yay! ———— In terms of recording, the first part of this year was spent re-singing the vocals … Read More

13 Feb 2019

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Solo album #5 is now ready and about to make its way into the wider world. As mentioned in several interviews, Flowers At The Scene feels like something of a necessary refreshing of the palette. At the very least, it’s a decisive move away from the long-form conceptual nature of Lost In The Ghost Light, which was an album that … Read More

August 26, 2018

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A gap and then some! This constitutes the second blog entry this year and only the third over an eighteen month period. Below, find some reasons for my protracted ‘slow blog’ absence. ———— Work is now complete on T-Bo solo album number five. It feels very much like I’ve pressed reset and, in some ways, has the air of an … Read More

1st January 2018

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Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who’s supported my music over the past 12 months. 2017 was a great year for Lost In The Ghost Light which gained the most reviews and sales of any of my work outside of no-man. The album’s artwork winning a Prog Award and live performances at the Marillion Weekend, IB Expo and Birmingham’s … Read More