The Album Is Done!!!

Oi!

At last my second album is complete. It still needs mastering and mixing but as far as recording, our job is done.

Now I just need to sort out an album title and get it released and out into your eardrums.

The mixing and mastering shouldn’t take long at all so I’m looking for a release around the end of March.

One track off the album, ‘Remember Who You Are’ will be released well before that. I had a meeting in London on Friday to put together ideas for a music video to be released on YouTube by the end of February.

While the record won’t yet be for sale, it’s quite a cool way to advertise it’s release and get some interest around the internet. Well, that’s the plan anyway!

This is a self release and while that’s amazing because I get the record to sound how I want it to, it’s also down to me to sort everything else out.

Once it’s released, I’ll piece together a tour and hopefully come and play somewhere near you.

Until then, stay lucky. x

The G and Tippers Show…

Hello everyone!

Last weeks show was great. Really nice to have so many new listeners in one week. I hope you enjoyed the experience!

This week we’re back with another belter show full of banter, quizzes, prizes, prank calls, good music and the odd use of the word ‘gash’.

The themes this week are as follows…

Your favourite person of all time? And why?

School memories. How bad were you?

Awkward sexual experiences?

Get your tweets in to @gandtippers and let us know!

Don’t forget to tune in from 7pm British time at www.vectisradio.com.

x

 

This Weeks Theme!

Hello everyone!

You remember when the G and Tippers Show only had one theme? Me either. That was the past, this is now. Move on people!!!

Tomorrows three themes are…

Celebrity crush you’re scared to admit.

Worst lie you’ve ever told.

Best way to die.

Tweet us @gandtippers or email gandtippers@vectisradio.com. We want your tales!!!

Also, we’ll have the shite joke of the week, pranks on listeners and I get the feeling…we might just see…the return of…

Chris & Rafael!!!

Tune in. 7pm. Vectisradio.com.

Word. x

 

Happy New Year!!!

Hello everyone!

I hope you had an awesome New Years!

I went as Gary Glitter and Tippers went as a 100 dollar bill. As you do.

Thursday night is the first show of a brand new year, and we want to get off with a bang!

All your favourite features will be there.

Quizzing against a listener for some bloody awful stolen prizes.

Shit joke of the week.

The 5 steps game. You have to get from 2 seemingly unrelated topics in no more than five steps.

For example, Karl Pilkington to a vacuum cleaner. They seem unrelated…but…

Karl went down route 66 on an Idiot Abroad 2.

Route 66 goes across the United States of America.

The United States is policed by the FBI.

The former head of the FBI was called J Edgar Hoover.

A hoover is the most well known brand of vacuum cleaner.

There you go. It’s fun.

The themes this week are…

Best covers. (What are your favourite cover versions? Mike Flowers Pops does Wonderwall?).

Losing virginity. (Who or rather what took it and where?!)

New Years Eve stories. (What happened and that?)

That should be enough to be getting on with huh?

Tune in this Thursday from 7pm til 10pm at www.vectisradio.com.

Do it. G

 

Album finished tomorrow…

Hey guys and gals,

I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Mine was blurry, but thems the rules in England.

I’m in the studio tomorrow to finish the album. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I really hope you like it!

Next year will be a good one. I can feel it.

Have a great New Years Eve. Be safe. Make love not war.

x

Merry Christmas…

Hey all,

Just a quick message to wish you all a merry Christmas. Not a religious man, but I am a beer and food man. So have fun being merry and friendly with each other.

Check out gandtippers.com to see what this weeks show is all about. It’s a Christmas Special y’know.

Be safe everyone. xxx

Barely Born Charity Show Tomorrow (Friday)…

Hello people,

I am playing a charity show tomorrow (Friday 16th) at Coburgs in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The event aims to raise money for the Isle of Wight’s ‘Barely Born’ Foundation. They do a great job raising money for the Islands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Please check them out by clicking onto Barely Born.

On Friday there are three bands. Bandit The Panther, The Rozzers and myself. There is a suggested donation of £2. Two quid for three acts, and you’ll be helping give babies a fighting chance.

Do something good this Christmas. £2 isn’t even the price of a pint, but collectively, it can make a massive difference.

I’ll be on stage around 9:30.

Hope to see you there.

x

 

 

 

8 tracks done, 4 to go…

Hey folks,

I went into the studio today and blasted out the vocals on another 3 tunes. I have now completed 8 tracks and only have 4 more vocals to do before the album is complete.

I know it seems like it has taken ages but all together so far, it’s only taken 14 days. I have had to spread it out due to costs but to nearly have an album done in two weeks, is pretty impressive in my book.

The financial situation that musicians have to face is incredible. Did you know that my first album, It gets worse at night, was released on iTunes on December 7th 2009? That is nearly 2 years to the day, and I have still not seen ONE PENNY of the sales revenue that album generated. Pretty mad eh?

So for that reason, this album has taken longer due to the distinct lack of funds at my disposal. I guess that’s why so many acts these days come from privileged backgrounds and attended private schools. They need Daddies money just to fund their careers.

But, despite what you may have read about my family in the papers recently, I come from a normal working class background and therefore, funding an album takes it’s time.

They may have the funds, but at least I have the soul.

Basically, I just went round the houses to say, ‘Sorry it’s taken two years to come up with a second album’. I just hope you think it was worth the wait!

I was using the working title ‘The Non-Delivery Boy’ for the record. Based on the fact that I have promised much in several different areas and failed to deliver in each. Did you know I was once voted by Bob Wilson (Arsenal & Scotland) as ‘The most promising goalkeeper in Britain’? There’s a fact for you!

But despite not quite making it in football, Ice Hockey and music, I am very proud of what I have achieved. Representing your Country is certainly not something to feel bad about. So for that reason, I have scrapped the title. It’s too negative. I want this album to be a positive thing. A rebirth after a couple of pretty horrible years personally.

Now I’m thinking the title ‘The long road to the middle’ is more fitting. Some people have bumpier rides than others, but fundamentally, we’re all going to the same place. We’re all equal.

x