A server failure took this site down in late 2012 / early 2013 and I’ve been far too busy with more important things to get around to getting it online again, but found a fairly quick fix, so here it is, like an unwanted apple. The music and videos have been added, so there are plenty of links to albums and singles from across the years, with more to be added as time permits. Have a listen and let me know your thoughts on anything that interests you. Peace, enjoy!
The last few weeks I have been madly putting together a playlist for a new web radio station, Psychedelicized. Check it out. www.psychedelicized.com
Where does the time go? Another mad but productive year. I finally compiled The Mandrakes available recordings as a free EP, helped Nathan Persad release another single, whilst also recording his new album. The 286 released their debut EP on MHM, I shot a video for them and produced a couple of their tracks. We’re already working on their next album. Ewa Reciak’s new album is well on the way to completion, John Ashdown has a new single ready to roll, there are a bunch of other artists and projects on the go but more on those later… busy, busy, busy.
Considering Shine & Rise is a collection of songs I wrote for different bands, with very different aims, it hold together well. My first proper collection of songs since 2001′s Bank Holiday Life EP, so about time huh!
Reviews and feedback have been good, such as:
“Shine & Rise is an enjoyable, varied and sometimes crazily joyous collection that sees Christy pillaging from the past and reinventing it in his own image, while transporting the listener back to the 60s, 70s and beyond.
For this reviewer, one of the highlights of the set is ‘Try For The Sun aka Surf Tune’; it kicks off with crazy castanets and the sort of spaghetti western melody that usually accompanies Lee Van Cleef emerging from the saloon to shoot ‘em up on Main Street, and explodes into a punked-up Beach Boys stomp – a delight!”
– Rock’n’Reel magazine’s Diane Mason, Dec 09.
There are new videos on the MileHighMusic Youtube page, but aside from the current release I’m excitedly working with a talented young songwriter from Poland, Ewa Reciak – video on Youtube now, and have been rehearsing a new band with a view to recording material in the new year. It’s time to move…
Listen & Download Shine & Rise from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/la-fille-francaise/id340744575?i=340744729&uo=6 – although it is cheaper for you to buy it direct from MileHighMusic 😉 See the recordings or downloads page.