AUTUMN CATCH UP

I say Autumn catch up, because for the first time yesterday I felt like winter was on it's way. . . . . So what's been happening?
Well for one thing the Smokie gigs have been rather good and the recent trip to Israel was pretty awesome let me tell you. Three gigs in a row were totally sold out, One in Haifa and two in Tel Aviv. Great place, wonderful people and great food!, what more could you ask? . . . however I'd also like to add that it's been a long time since I've enjoyed three gigs together like that. I thought the band played really well and the audiences were certainly one of the noisiest in a long long time! Everyting just came together and yes, great memories.

"LUKE"
I'm enjoying my Musicman Luke guitar at the moment, very nice instrument to play and quite inspiring, I might just keep it on the road a little longer.

MIXING OF UNDER MY SKIN
Pete Greene sent me the first three tracks and after a few agreed tweaks, they really do sound amazing, however a Record Company gig took Pete off my album onto another project, but he tells me he'll be back at the faders before Christmas!

MUSIC STREAMING
I was reading about the new Adele release that WILL NOT be available on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music and I totally agree that bigger artists such as Adele and Taylor Swift stick up for matters that they feel is right? Maybe this stance will allow smaller artists who don't have such clout, to have their opinions heard and possibly allow change that may enhance earnings that a truly deserved, who knows?

MUSIC I LIKE AT THE MOMENT
I've just dropped the latest James Bay album into my music library along with the latest offering from one of my favourite guitar players, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, I love buying albums and reading the inner sleeve booklets, you can't do that with streaming!!!
Now here's one for you to look out for, especially if you like Cross over Country . . . . Chris Stapleton who's based in Nashville has a brand new album out entitled "Taveller" He's a great songwriter whom at last has his own release after penning so many hits'  He's written for Brad Paisley and the likes, so quality material on show here.

Best wishes
Mick



 

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  • Sharon Causer

    Sharon Causer sydney,Australia

    hi there how come you guys aren't coming to Sydney? There a lot of fans here that would really really love to see yous!!!!!! We are in the middle of tassie and qld, are you sure you can't just drop in for a couple of concerts, please please!!!!

    hi there how come you guys aren't coming to Sydney? There a lot of fans here that would really really love to see yous!!!!!! We are in the middle of tassie and qld, are you sure you can't just drop in for a couple of concerts, please please!!!!

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