Sorry I’ve been a bit of an absentee in the last couple of weeks. I’m still recovering from my injury at home at the moment. I’m getting better at getting around though. I still can’t walk so I’m either in a wheel chair, or on crutches.
Here is a couple of reminders why.
I’ll have triceps like Geoff Capes by the time I’mm off the crutches. You don’t know who Geoff Capes is? You should. It’s what google is there for. 😉
I’m off the heavy painkillers now so I’m beginning to function a lot better. That stuff masks the pain but sends you into orbit. I’m happy to be a little bit closer to Earth now.
Alongside the music, I am actually training to be a Personal Trainer. I know it’s not particularly rock and roll, but we all have to pay the bills. These days, 98% of music is stolen. That only leaves a few little crumbs for us poor musicians to scrap for. I need a regular wage like everyone else.
I am doing quite well in my training and have flown through the first few exams. I was marked at 485 out of 500. Round of applause? Problem is because I can’t walk, I can’t do my practical exams. Hopefully it won’t be too long.
I’ve also been setting up a few things for when I am up and about. Obviously I can’t tour yet, and I am also waiting on my album to be mastered. But once I’m walking, and it’s done, I’m on the road again. I can’t wait.
I don’t have secure dates yet but there will be plenty of shows across the UK, Europe and hopefully, further afield. There should be a few Festivals in there too.
As soon as I have contracts signed, I’ll let you know the dates.
The album, A Brand New Battle, is being mixed and mastered at the moment. I was sent a mix of Beat Up today. It sounds awesome. I’m very excited.
The first single off the album is available now. You can download Remember Who You Are by clicking here.
The video for the track is creeping towards the 50,000 mark on youtube. Thanks a lot for your support. It really is appreciated.
The single, Remember who you are, it currently being played on Kerrang radio. You can listen in the Midlands on 105.2 fm or across the UK on DAB and Freeview TV channel 722. If you want to listen Worldwide, just click on to radioplayer.kerrangradio.co.uk.
I’m writing from my hospital bed. It’s been a weird couple of days in the life of moi.
First of all, a massive thank you to everyone that has checked out the video for ‘Remember who you are’. The track has now received over 21,000 views in it’s first three days online. That’s not bad going!
If you haven’t already checked out the video…here it is.
The track will be available for download from itunes, amazon, play.com etc in the next few weeks. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s up.
The rest or the album is currently being mixed and mastered and will also be available within the next month or so. The record, ‘A brand new battle’ features ‘Remember who you are’, as well as eleven more brand new tunes.
Again, I’ll keep you up to date with progress.
As I said earlier, I am writing from my hospital bed. So if there are any spelling mistakes, blame the copious amounts of morphine I have flowing through my system.
This is why I am here.
I’ve been pieced back together with 7 screws, a plate and a bone graph. That will teach me for playing football won’t it!?
I get out of hospital and it’s a long recovery of 6 weeks in a wheelchair, then 6 weeks using crutches. But what this extra time does mean, is plenty of booking gigs.
I’ll be booking up UK and European tours for July and August.
It’s all about being positive, and that’s not just the medication talking!