For those long term followers, of which I’m assuming there are none of you (other than maybe my mum… (hi mum!)), you may remember earlier in the year Red Kites and I traveled to Cheltenham to record a few acoustic videos. Many months have since passed but now has come the time for the creations to be released into the world! As mentioned in a previous post, I was only happy with two of the three videos we recorded and, although I haven’t heard anything specifically from the band, wouldn’t be surprised if only two videos make an appearance. Regardless, the first to be unveiled is a cover of a Death Cab for Cutie song – I Will Follow You Into the Dark, and can be found on Red Kite’s YouTube page as well as my portfolio page. Check it out and keep an eye out for the next video: Salt Water.
In other news, a couple of weeks ago, at the Phoenix Cultural Centre, I was introduced to a self proclaimed jazz guitarist called Stuart Palmer. He plays in a metal band and they are looking for a new vocalist. To cut a long story short, I offered my services, an audition happened and a recording of me singing on one of their tracks has found its way onto SoundCloud. I should point out that nothing has been set in concrete as of yet, the original band may still decide I’m not the right fit for them, but the response has been positive so far so we’ll see how it all shakes out.
Lastly, I was contacted via my Xebec SoundCloud page two days ago by a person who had taken a liking to one of my cover tracks, namely Egg Rocket Zone from the video game Sonic Advance. His original post was simply asking if he could use the track in a fan-made Sonic game but, after a request if they’d like an extra pair of hands on the project, I may now be involved more deeply. At the moment all the information I have about the project can be found here. Though as per my meeting with Stuart, nothing has been made “official” but again, here’s to hoping!