PRE-ORDER new MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY ALBUM 'WAKELINES' NOW! Hear first single!
Very pleased to share my new Mull Historical Society album ‘Wakelines’ is now available to PRE-ORDER on LP/CD/DL (landing 21st Sept) on Xtra Mile Recordings. Produced by – and featuring – Mercury & Brit Award-winner Bernard Butler.
PRE-ORDER ‘Wakelines’ album on LP, CD, DL HERE!
The lead single ‘Wakelines’ is ready for your ears HERE. Let me know what you think… Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
|The album title ‘Wakelines’ in part refers to the child inside when I would wake early to watch as my father left the island for his weekly work at the BBC back in the city. He didn’t know I was watching. I missed him dreadfully. The first song I wrote for the album was ’14 Year Old Boy’. It tells the story of my first electric guitar being waded ashore to the isle of Mull, held high above the waves by my father. It was a Fender Telecaster guitar. Whenever I play the guitar even now I still expect an electric shock, to be plugged into the mainland. Talking of which, we recorded the album in Bernard’s studio home in London and that has left its mark too – it just all felt right. Fitted. But it is also about people on the move in a global sense, families being forced to leave their homes due to war: migration, and how “home” travels, have been themes across much of my recent work. In both music and words it has been the most creative time I’ve ever had.
MHS UK Autumn Tour also announced further below!
And two new books – my ‘Hometown Tales’ memoir, and ‘The Humdrum Drum‘, my children’s book with accompanying music CD – are now in the shops/online (more info further below) as well as my return to Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Mull Historical Society UK Autumn Tour dates: BUY TICKETS
SEPT 20: GLASGOW, HUG & PINT – ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY (Venue change from CCA due to fire)
SEPT 21: EDINBURGH, PLEASANCE BAR
SEPT 22: ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE
SEPT 23: SHEFFIELD, GREYSTONES
SEPT 27: BRISTOL, LOUISIANA WITH BETH ROWLEY
SEPT 28: MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY
SEPT 29: OXFORD, JERICHO TAVERN
SEPT 30: NEWCASTLE, CLUNY
OCT 1: LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
OCT 2: LONDON, BORDERLINE WITH BERNARD BUTLER, SUPP FROM BETH ROWLEY
OCT 4: BRIGHTON, PRINCE ALBERT
OCT 5: SOUTHAMPTON, HEARTBREAKERS
OCT 27: ISLE OF MULL, MULL THEATRE – Tobermory Book Festival – Colin MacIntyre/Mull Historical Society ‘From Stage to Page’ Words & Music event.