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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:42

Ian's Art Attack At The Old Bank Gallery

Starting on September13th sees me starting a four week course. Ian's Art Attack explores a different theme each week - The Importance of Drawing, An Introduction To Abstraction, Life Drawing, and An Introduction To Pop Art. This promises to be a fun course and enlightening for both student and teacher no doubt! The classes take place on Thursday evenings from 7pm - 9pm and there is space for up to fifteen students. For further information please contact Claire a the gallery  http://www.theoldbankgallery.com/ I look forward to meeting you!

 

Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:18

Copy of Latest Paintings in Acrylics

 Hot off the easel. Some  new pop art takes on some great stars of stage, screen and music, all of which are currently hanging at The Old Bank Gallery in Bromley. http://www.theoldbankgallery.com/

 'Gonna Change The World' shows Matt in the recording studio, as debonair as his wonderful singing.

Why not pop in and see Matt along with some of my other pieces.

Sunday, 20 August 2017 12:04

Born To Sing - The Songs Of Eurovision

I'm very pleased to announce that all vocal work as been completed on my new cd, that being my lead and all backing vocals. All that is need to complete the project is some instrumental work and then mixing and mastering can take place, so to say I'm excited would be an understatement! Due to a heavy work schedule, this has taken longer than anticipated, but I always say, "If a jobs worth doing, it's worth taking ages!"

I thought you might be interested to learn about the forthcoming track list and how we came to choose them - there are so many to choose from!

 
One Step Out Of Time - Michael Ball 1992
What's Another Year- Johnny Logan 1980
I Belong- Kathy Kirby 1965
Un Jour, Un Enfant- Frida Boccarra 1969
I Love The Little Things- Matt Monro 1964
Unchained Light - Tommy Körberg 1988
Puppet On A String - Sandie Shaw 1967
Go- Scott Fitzgerald 1988
Vicky Leandros - L'Amour Est Bleu 1967
Another Time, Another Place - Clodagh Rodgers 1971

 

Bonus Tracks: 
Come Back & Shake Me (Single)
Shake Me - Daniel's Jolly Woodman Pub Crawl Mix

So as you can see, it's a Eurotastic dazzler! Bonuses include, the single release Come Back & Shake Me, doing quite nicely on its way up the charts, which is included, as well as my producer Daniel Beach's funky mix on the song, which should be fun! We are indebted to the fabulous musicians who are playing on the album, who have really lifted the songs with Daniel's arrangements to a new level, and given a powerhouse treatment to some of the more familiar tunes! I was anxious not to just include winners as that's been done before, and although the Euro has it's detractors and there is an goodly element of kitsch about the whole event, many songs written for the contest over the last sixty years have entered into musical life and are now considered classics. The obvious example is Abba with their smash hit 'Waterloo', but many countries have provided some very good pop songs indeed, and it is a small selection of these we have made our own particular interest, and think will make a very enjoyable disc.

Release of the album will be sometime in Autumn ready for the Christmas market for with some promo gigs happening at a venue near you, so watch his space, and don't forget my lovelies, I can't be number one if you don't buy the single, so get those digits on your keyboards!

 

Work is progressing well on my forthcoming new CD. What started out as a project to record the first song I ever sang professionally way back in 1970, which was Clodagh Rodgers' big hit 'Come Back & Shake Me' has now turned into a full blown disc containing songs from the Eurovision Song Contest!

Release date on CD Baby & iTunes will be in the autumn so watch this space!