New album ‘Return of the Native‘ is now here in the physical sense, you can listen stream and pre order via the Bandcamp link, or pre order the CD directly via the site – pre ordered CDs will be released end of April. Please do support and share with friends and of course spreading the word on social media is always appreciated. The band on the album are the same band I’ve used for the last three releases. Paul Tsanos on Drums, Bobby Kewley on Bass, Rob Steadman on keys, and Leah Walch makes a welcome return on backing vocals. Worcester musicians Dan Bramhall & Wes Dance also contributed percussion and guitar. The album was produced and mastered quite brilliantly I like to think by Dave Draper at UNIT 31 in Pershore. I really hope you enjoy the album. I’m really pleased with it and after a shaky start its now comfortably holding its own alongside the others. Rob and I are playing shows over the summer incorporating the new songs, we’d love to see you there, the GIG page has the details. Thanks ever so for supporting it means a lot, best wishes all, VPx
Heres the ‘Malvern Winter Gardener’ video shot by regular VP associate Andy Squiff in a lovely garden in The Forest of Dean. We did approach Malvern Council but they wanted exorbitant fees to film the hills so we made some pragmatic choices. The song looks back at the iconic venue Malvern Wintergardens where I saw many of my early gigs, the song unfolds through the eyes of a faded old rock star gently reminding the listener of former glories. There are band name checks, and a pot of tea, always the tea. Since writing the song a few people have told me that the cover of ARGUS was shot in Spain not in Malvern, if this is the case please do forgive my poetic licence! Hope you enjoy it. Its taken from the album ‘Return of the Native’ which gets its full release 4.5.18 once again on Shadrack & Duxbury. You can PRE ORDER the album here.