Featuring: Nick Hornby, Ian Rankin, Jacqueline Wilson, Liz Lochhead, Val McDermid, Jennifer Clement, Alan Warner, Sebastian Barry, Stephen Kelman, James Robertson, Jackie Kay and Jason Mott.
Very excited to announce details of my new Mull Historical Society album ‘In My Mind There’s A Room’ – to be released on 21st July 2023 on Xtra Mile Recordings. It’s a special one this for me, bringing together my worlds of words and music. I reached out to some of my literary favourites, listed above, and asked them to write about a room that has significance to them, and I then wrote the music to their words and recorded the album in a significant room to me: in my ‘Bard of Mull‘ poet-bank manager grandfather’s old flat in Tobermory on the isle of Mull which – unbelievably – is now a recording studio! His name was Angus Macintyre, he was a huge inspiration to me and now I’ve recorded 14 songs in the very room where he wrote, where I spent a lot of my childhood and many a ceilidh took place.
I am very honoured to have such inspiring words from the writers, a list of Booker-winners, Poet Laureates, Best-sellers & US National Book Award-winners. I’m really proud of the album and I hope you might enjoy entering our rooms.
The cover art is an original painting by John MacLean, Bafta-winning film director, artist and BETA BAND member.