“a stunningly beautiful voice and an immense talent for songwriting” Welsh Connections
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Here’s a copy of the review and hopefully myself & the boys will be doing a spot on the Welsh Connections radio show late spring, early summer. Thanks again x Diolch yn fawr.
After a gentle walk at Southern Down, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales,this September, I sat on a hill overlooking the breathtaking Dunraven Bay and the words of Dunraven Bay began to form.
Just a few weeks later, I learn’t to play a basic Travis picking style on my guitar via talented musician and teacher Shemi Jones. It fitted the song so well, the rhythm of the picking rolled like the waves of the sea.
Happy coincidence and a helping hand from my local poet friend, saw me heading over to Shabbey Road Studios, Caerphilly to put the song down. After a very warm welcome from the Shabbey Road Team, Al Steele and Ceri, a few hours later, I left the recording studio with this beautiful song Dunraven Bay.
Percussionist Andy Constable, added a clay bodied Tabla, that drives the song all the way though, with an undulating beat.
As the track came together, Al Steele, opened it up, by laying down a beautiful piano and bass accompaniment.
Since I began writing this blog, Dunraven Bay had its frist radio play on The Acoustic Programme, on Radio Tircoed, thanks Andy Boyt, a fabulous folky show every Friday eve 🙂 It is also listed to play on the wonderful HonkyTonk with Jeremy Rees on his November 20th Show, Galaxy 105FM (Malta) on Thursdays at 21:15. Dunraven Bay is on its journey.
My many thanks to Andy Constable, for his encouragement and percussion, to Al Steele, his lovely partner Ceri, and to everyone who’s been part of this musical journey.