Category Music

The Music Of Ignite Liverpool 17

Hello folks, my last post here was building up to a regular event in Liverpool we like call Ignite. No, it’s nothing to do with setting fires (that joke just never gets old does it?). It’s actually a great night…

20lb Sounds Kickstarter

Dan in black Stetson hat playing harmonica on stage.
As some of you will know I play guitar and sing in Liverpool rock band 20lb Sounds. I have done for about 2 and a half years now. In that time we’ve done some really good gigs, written some good…

Live Song: The Stringman

Hello again, time for another live song. This week it’s a Neil Young tune called “The Stringman” which I’ve arranged for guitar. Usually he plays it on the piano. There’s a good version on his MTV Unplugged album which you…

Live Song: Medicine Man

A picture of me playing my usual red guitar at the party
Hello all, I realise activity has been a bit slow on the blog lately but I aim to fix that soon (don’t I always). I have some ideas for interesting little techy articles to come. In the meantime I hope…

20lb Gig & Website Update

The 20lb sounds logo, a weight with 20lb written on it.
Hello, hello hello, I don’t know why you say goodbye I say hello. A bit of Beatles Tourette’s there, *ahem*. I’m sorry that writings have been sparse here in the last couple of weeks. It’s been busy. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed my weekly…

Liverpool Sound City Recap – Part 2

LSC logo - simple text saying Liverpool Sound City 17-19 May 2012
Ahoy hoy! Sorry it’s taken me a while to get around to concluding this personal account of the Liverpool Sound City festival. I’d like to carry on today from Friday May 18th, the second day of the conference. So let’s…

Sound City Recap – Part 1

LSC logo - simple text saying Liverpool Sound City 17-19 May 2012
Hello everyone, how are you doing? Things have been more than a little hectic for me in the last week or so. I’ve had 3 gigs with my band 20lb Sounds, a load of live recordings to process for Rathole…

A Plan Comes Together

Hello again everyone, I hope your 2012 has kicked off well. It seems to have brought with it ridiculously strong winds in the UK, and many other parts of the world. So watch out for flying debris if you’re out and about.…