Haha so despite being busy writing and recording my solo album plus learning new songs for our Fairport Beginnings band gig at the Apex Bury St Edmunds on weds 31st Jan, I have discovered a new career on eBay making random fancy dress costumes…
Any requests? Colonel Gadaffi? Rab C Nesbit?
God, anyway I also have stuff to learn for my last min trio gig with Ruth And Ashley at Bamford on Sunday 4th feb. Wow that’s nice that were nearly in Feb. It’ll soon get springy xx
4th Dec 17
This weekend Dave Creffield who produced Dandelion came to film Ruth and I. We decided since we’ve only done one gig as a duo and have no shots of us together and very little footage of us live that we needed something to promote ourselves with. I think it’s going to be just brill. We did it in Newton Church and it was freezing. Hilariously, the photo shoot outside in the snow was warmer. So, we filmed two songs from my new album and one of Ruth’s songs. They will definitely be in our show when we come to a venue near you. Now I need to get my head down and finish writing this album. I had 9 songs but one of them just wasn’t good enough. I’m going to either rewrite it or do away with the bugger but what ever happens I’m feeling very simulated by this bonkers weekend we’ve just had. I can feel a few songs coming on !!! X
Stu Stu studio time 21/11/17
Anyway so last Thursday and Friday I was in Chesterfield recording some bits and bobs for Ashley. It was a proper old school studio and smelt like studios should. Cigarettes and electrical things and fan heaters. I loved it! There was a loo only suitable for tiddles in a vocal booth with a window. If you needed an EP* you had to nip to the tea shop next door but they had an arrangement so all was well. I must say I felt very out of my league with the other musicians there. Blair Dunlop and the rest of his trio Fred (drums) and JJ (keys). Outstanding in their field they left me standing in my patio 😂.
Anyway soon it’ll be time to get recording my album. I’ve got 9 songs but would like at least 3 more so I have the choice of booting some out. Feel free to email with song ideas. I work well under threat or competition. Recording a music vid the weekend after next with Ruth Angell. We must not have a gin tasting again!!until after anyway.
*Emergency Poo (which being mostly royalty I never ever do)
So busy, busy at the mo and a tiny bit run down. I’ve got songs to learn for other people (recording project with Ashley on thurs) and my own songs to finish off and a case of thrush that just wont shift. Sorry men thats a bit TMI but let me tell you this… I just went to the doctors about it and decided this time I wasn’t going to be fobbed off. I told the doctor everything just in case there was anything they might be missing then there was a tap on the door and a little voice whispering “you’ve left the speaker on”. So, a packed waiting room got a little bit TMI this morning. Chortle.
Ruth and I enjoyed the Scarborough gig so
much that we’ve decided the time is right for a Becky and Ruth duo. I’m beavering
away at my album (beaver! huh huh) and hope to whip it out in the spring so I’m
going to work on organizing a tour. Who wants us? Eh? come on if you’re hard
Scarborough Market Hall grand opening (it’s been open for a while after it’s regeneration but we opened it last night, oh yes!!)
What a fabulous night playing beautiful songs with Ashley Hutchings, Blair Dunlop and Ruth Angell. I have to say with our two rehearsals we were pretty flipping good. Blair played and sang my song “Barry Sheene” and my life is now complete thankyou, please