Bellmetal Banana Company – the CD

At last I the CD is finished….and here is the title track (with a few extra beats added). Penny and Jan provided extra vocals and Charlie bass. The video (and those extra beats) were put together by Dutchbeat from the Songwriters in the Kitchen Forum. Thanks all!

Nonsuch at Launde Abbey 2016

The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club celebrating both the hammered dulcimer and the mountain dulcimer at Launde Abbey in October, encouraged by our wonderful tutors Bonnie Carol, Anne Lough and Dan Evans:

Looking for a home

Looking for a home

We worked hard for this

We worked hard for this

Getting in tune

Getting in tune

Bridge compensation?

Bridge compensation?

Time to pause

Time to pause

Bonnie at morn

Bonnie at morn

Let's try a different tuning

Let’s try a different tuning

DAa or DAd?

DAa or DAd?

Track Listing

1 BELLMETAL BANANA COMPANY

2 LETTER TO DIANNE

3 iT’S SO EASY (LEMON SQUEEZY)

4 SCALERAKERS AND SCAVENGERS

5 FADED AND FORGOTTEN

6 MAY

7 DRINKING ON TUESDAY (M.I.B)

8 THE WAILING SHIP

9 OUT OF THE BLUE

10 EVIE CRIED

11 DEAD ROCKSTAR

12 CRAZY UKULELE

13 PLAYING CRICKET

14 FALLING NEVER KILLED

15 NO TIME FOR YOU

16 SUNBURN

17 WALKING HOME IN THE DARK

18 BIG SCREEN

19 BELLMETAL BANANA COMPANY (REPRISE)

May

“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.”
― Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life – Fennel’s Journal – No. 1

Here’s my song celebrating the month of May, featuring vocals from Penny and Jan of the Cherrypickers and the Spectacles:

Life’s A Beach

The full concert live from the Newcastle College songwriting students on 4th June 2015. We give you:  “Sandy Cornet and the Winklepickers”….