New Silver Meadows Sampler & Bandcamp links

Pre orders for Silver Meadows [Fables from the Institution] on BANDCAMP now – plus a three album download bundle for silly money, have a look see. I’ve also added a new sampler from the album for your delectation…… Read More >>

Say It With Garage Flowers

New Interview on the creation of Silver Meadows – from SAY IT WITH GARAGE FLOWERS – have a look, share , comment do xRead More >>


Heres a little interview I did with Dougie from S4L previewing the Silver meadows album…

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In case you missed it here’s the first video for ‘Hospital Wing’, taken from the Silver Meadows album. Andy Squiff directed and there are some lovely little performances from the ensemble cast of actors all based in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, they did a grand job. Its not easy to get the balance right, we’ve obviously used a liberal helping of stereotype, Cuckoo’s Nest style so you immediately know you’re in a Mental health art group. The twist in … Read More >>

Cover Art

If you’ve pre ordered the Silver Meadows CD you should have received it by now and seen first hand Paul Cliffs superb artwork [if not heres a link]. The front cover depicts empty chairs, a Roberts Radio and meds dispenser in a bay window scene over looking hospital grounds, there are a couple slippers and the feel is suitably remote, there’s a real depth of tone to the photograph in all its silver greyness and frankly it looks ace, … Read More >>

Hospital Wing Video Shoot

So here we all are assembled at The Bream Community Centre in The Forrest of Dean on a windswept Thursday in March, video director Andy Squiff has hired the place and we have four hours to shoot.  I can’t quite get over how good a location this is, it looks right and it feels right, yep, its just so right. This is as good start. We’re shooting a video here for ‘Hospital Wing‘, it’s a song from the ‘Silver Meadows‘Read More >>

Listening to Silver Meadows

Hello reader’s n writers

I am thrilled to report that SILVER MEADOWS [Fables from the Institution] is finished and has gone to pressing, initially on CD but with a Vinyl option to follow later in the year. That’s the plan. You can pre order the CD from the website here. There’s an album sampler here so do have a listen do, I’ll be adding more in the next few weeks

The release date has been delayed further to 6.6.16 … Read More >>

Silver Meadows [Fables from the Institution]

As I’ve probably already mentioned after a major studio reconfiguration and all kinds of audio remodelling and software wobbles we have finally finished mixing the Silver Meadows album. Producer David Marsden, who’s patience and fortitude were stretched all way up to eleven has delivered the most cohesive and sonically balanced VP album to date and its fair to say we are thrilled with the results. Of course everyone says this when they are about to foist their work into the … Read More >>

New Years News

Happy New Year everyone – Firstly I want to say a big thank you to those who supported my music in any way this past year, posting, sharing, coming to gigs, streaming, liking it all helps. We are relatively small in number but growing subscriber-by-subscriber, always growing. It’s been a busy year. My relationship ended and I moved back to the midlands after many years in the north. I’m still adjusting as you do but all is good. I have … Read More >>

Postures New

I’m in the new kitchen of my new house ordering a 1970s german table lamp and perusing a draft press release for the new Silver Meadows album [below], a concept collection rooted in 80s long stay psychiatric/learning disability hospital culture. I have a very good press agent editor friend who will carve it all up for me as and when, its become something of a ritual for us both. The album isn’t out until April next year, parts are tracked … Read More >>