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Sunday, 11 June 2017

New EP out today - Norfolk Island Sound


It's been six years since I properly released any new music. Today marks the launch of the first of a series of EPs that will, in time, cover that gap.
They're not recorded with a label, just recorded, mjxed and mastered here in my downstairs room. Despite that I'm pretty happy with the overall quality of how they're turning out - and I'm learning and improving every day.
The new EP is available from bandcamp: https://drewstephenson.bandcamp.com/album/norfolk-island-sound
or to stream on soundcloud if that's your thing: https://soundcloud.com/blinddrew/sets/norfolk-island-sound
or youtube if you're down with the kids: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKZj0zfIVJjYdcX8DHnwqRA (no videos though I'm afraid).

Sadly it won't be available on Spotify or i-tunes because the rates charged by intermediaries make it likely that I'd lose money on it, and I like you all, but not that much.

So there you have it, the first of four. Next up will probably be the band EP though, recording at the end of this month. It's all go :)

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Use your vote!

Nah, I'm not talking about the general election for once, I've entered a song-writing competition. It's the usual please-go-to-a-page-and-vote thing, so please can you go this page and vote for me http://eononetake.uk/entry/66
And we can all help JBL with their marketing, I mean, maybe I'll have a chance of winning...
Thank y'all!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Still writing...

Just in case anyone does stumble across this site...
As well as the band stuff (www.thesouthernwild.com) I am still writing solo stuff as well. Most of it gets published on youtube as I write it and then soundcloud as it gets more worked up.
I'm currently planning on pulling finished versions into a series of EPs that will be available to download from Bandcamp.
The first of these is not far off ready and will be called A Norfolk Island Sound.
Stay well
Drew

Monday, 6 June 2016

Zombie blogs from hell!

Ok, so you may have noticed that there's not a lot happening on this blog at the moment. I'm still making music but it's mostly with the band: The Southern Wild.
So to keep with the music stuff check out the website, our facebook page or our twitter account.
We also have the usual soundcloud and bandcamp pages to listen to the music.
There's likely to be very little happening on this page for the foreseeable future but I'll leave this post here so you've got the shortcuts. See you at the bar.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Solo gig at the Basement

On Thursday night I will be doing a solo gig at The Basement - Live Music & Comedy Venue. It's a singer-songwriter evening with Dan Webster, Rich Hardcastle from Karno's Circus, Chris Mather from The Savoy Ballroom and Carol Henderson.
The music will start around 8:30ish and we'll be going round in a circle taking turns with the songs. It'll be £4 on the door.
The challenge is what songs to play!
I've made a shortlist:
Stressed - http://drewstephenson.bandcamp.com/track/stressed
The song of the henchman - https://soundcloud.com/blinddrew/the-song-of-the-henchman
A ballad of installations
The White Tower - http://drewstephenson.bandcamp.com/track/the-white-tower
Not like this (a brand new song - about death of course)
6 Monkey Song
Ok (also known as the dead girlfriend song) -http://drewstephenson.bandcamp.com/track/ok
Goodnight - https://soundcloud.com/blinddrew/goodnight
The engineer
No dreams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBoZ9NxWf_E&list=UUKZj0zfIVJjYdcX8DHnwqRA
so if there's anything you particularly want to hear, shout out in the comments.

Here's the link for the gig:https://www.facebook.com/events/518235204945473