I've scored a cheeky work from home day... kids at nannas house, wifey at work... so currently warming the speakers up with nu-disco before winding the system up to THX reference and watching something loud! Usual go-to is John wick or crank, but I've a pile of unmatched to try...i may try ghost in the shell
I met Robert Plant in a pub in Monmouth many years ago. He was recording a record at Rockfield studios. Big Q at the bar and no one would let him push in and he said don't you know who I am............My view of him changed after that.
About 6 months ago I was listening to an album on Spotify while i was working , album finished then a song I'd never heard before started playing
It's not often a first listen has me stopping what I'm doing to listen but this did , it was first and last by Alex Cornish.
I bought the album on eBay as he was sold out, ordered hang on the word and was surprised when a signed copy with a handwritten note arrived.
Last night I saw him live at the black **** mills heritage venue in Bradford
I hadn't realised how small his audience actually is , 100 people in a small hall , tables and chairs , home made curry and bring your own booze.
I can say with total honesty I haven't enjoyed a gig as much as that in years, love the music , his musicianship and vocals are excellent , fantastic atmosphere , he's playing Winchester Tonight then Putney, Â£10 a ticket .
When you hear the dross on the radio constantly repeated every 3 hours I've no idea how someone so talented is still playing in pubs after 5 albums
It's not often a first listen has me stopping what I'm doing to listen but this did , it was first and last by Alex Cornish. I bought the album on eBay as he was sold out, ordered hang on the word and was surprised when a signed copy with a handwritten note arrived.
Aha, thanks for the recommendation. I'm now listening to that album on Tidal. Really impressive - I'm particularly liking the keyboard playing (but his guitar is also excellent), and the quality of production actually. What an impressive sound-stage and clarity.
I'm glad you're enjoying him , Beyond the serenade is an excellent album as well , when I emailed his team to ask when CDs would be coming back in stock I was surprised when Alex replied saying he'd have a look in the garage to see if he had any left
A few days later a parcel arrived with 2 commercial CDs and 3 CDRs with hand written track listings, I pointed out I hadn't paid for them , no payment needed was the reply, I'm just glad you're enjoying the music.
On Saturday after the gig I thanked him for the CDs , he replied ,you're welcome, is it Darren which surprised me a bit , we then had a 10 minute chat , a genuinely nice guy , he needs a new promoter though, on his BBC page there's a link to upcoming gigs which has 3000 watching but this tour isn't even mentioned