aprilm 26


  Feb 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   Blues, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits, Stevie Nicks


Hit my goals - lots of songs written (some still to be recorded and added to the site, got my rock hands, and my century club trophy. Now to get back to all those who've been commenting so kindly on my songs! You all are just so awesome!

It has been a productive start to FAWM this year. I have a couple of collaborations I am working on so hope to have some time to do that this week.

Hope you are all enjoying this FAWM!

Looking forward to this year's FAWM! Missing my FAWM-ily!

Trying out a country-folk sound this year. Let's see where this goes...Happy FAWMing!

Songs (26)

#1 If You Want Him 8
3 weeks
#2 Stay the Night 10
3 weeks
#3 Temporary 11
2 weeks
#4 Fork It Over, Spoon It Right Up @kahlo2013  12
2 weeks
#5 It Was On Fire 4
2 weeks
#6 Spies and Lies 8
2 weeks
#7 Next Time @kahlo2013  9
2 weeks
#8 And I Stay 3
2 weeks
#9 I Like My Men 9
2 weeks
#10 The Desert of Your Heart 4
2 weeks
#11 Fork it Over, Spoon It Right Up @kahlo2013  7
2 weeks
#12 Next Time @kahlo2013  8
2 weeks
#13 Purple Storm 5
1 week
#14 Let Me In 6
1 week
#15 Winter River 20
1 week
#16 Winter River 5
1 week
#17 Rain @kahlo2013  3
1 week
#18 Rain @kahlo2013  5
1 week
#19 Fallin' At Your Door 1
6 days
#20 I Know Nothin' 2
4 days
#21 I Know Nothin' 3
4 days
#22 When I Need You Most 3
4 days
#23 When I Need You Most @oddbod  9
2 days
#24 Hear My Body 3
1 day
#25 My Shadow 3
1 day
#26 My Shadow @andrewjtaylor  1
51 mins


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  • @factorytale 5 hours

    It's done now. I post it tonight when my kids are sleeping. I can't wait to hear what you think about it. I'm very happy with it myself 🙂

  • @factorytale 19 hours

    Cool. Do you only want it on mail or would it be okay to put it on soundcloud to po s t it here?

  • @oddbod  1 day

    Thanks April. Glad it turned out okay for you.

  • @mmmmarcus  1 day

    Thank you for the comment on "Make Peace With Me Darling"! Glad you liked it, and thank you so for the continued support through FAWM!

  • @oddbod  2 days

    I've sent you an email with the MP3 - let me know if it comes through okay. Otherwise I can upload it and send you a link to download.

  • @wacha  3 days

    Thank you for your kind word on "I'm Okay With That". I was honored to get to work with such wonderful lyrics.

  • @oddbod  3 days

    I got the lyrics but my emails are still not getting delivered.
    How do you want to do this? I will record my vocal parts on a separate track, but what then? Do you want me to send you my vocal as a separate track? If so, do you want it dry of any reverb?
    Alternatively, I can mix my vocal in with the track you sent (i.e. just you singing +guitar backing). Or I guess I do it both ways!

  • @oddbod  3 days

    Okay I managed a quick listen.
    If you have the lyrics for my part if would be good. I could jot them down from the mp3 but if you have them written down already. Thanks
    BTW, it says the reason the email bounced back was being “over the quota”. Perhaps you could grab yourself a fresh gmail account?

  • @oddbod  3 days

    Hi April
    I got your email but when I replied I got a “failed delivery” message.
    I will listen to the mp3s later today. I’m at work today so might be a few hours before I come back. Cheers Tim

  • @mmmmarcus  3 days

    Thank you so much for continued support! Glad you liked "Svårt Att Nå Dig". It's so unfamiliar ground for me to sing in Swedish, but it was fun so I might aim to do something more in Swedish.

  • @khowie  4 days

    Thank you for listening to our songs and your positive comments. I added you to my watchlist and look forward to listening to your songs. 😊

  • @mmmmarcus  4 days

    Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my tracks! I'm glad you liked them. I'm personally very happy to have some variety in the songs and not just all in "one genre", it usually depends a bit on the initial idea for the track but also what instrument I write with. Acoustic, electric, piano - they all give me different ideas for the music and arrangement of the songs.

    Glad you liked the rock stuff too. I don't feel as home on electric guitar nowadays as I mostly play acoustic when I do play guitar. The solos are most tricky since that's where I'm super rusty. Coming along at least. But you play guitar and rock out too, so don't be too humble about that.

  • @scubed  4 days

    Thank you so much for your lovely words on "Insomnia"! 😀

  • @kahlo2013  6 days

    Aww sorry about your foot! We grow kind of dependent on those so when they fail us it kind of sucks - hope you heal up soon! And glad you were planning on doing music and not a marathon tennis tournament tomorrow

  • @brownium 1 week

    Thanks for giving a listen to Blessings and Promises!

  • @kahlo2013  1 week

    April!! Loving this. Raining happiness making music with you!!! Hit me up anytime! Grateful for your musical magic!

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @debs  1 week

    Hee you're welcome, and thank YOU for the very awesome comment, too! Listening to skirmishes is one of my favourite things. You're in Kingston, April? That's so cool! 😀 A bunch of my coworkers are there and we did a work event there last year!

  • @whispermouse  1 week

    Thanks for listening! Any percussion on that track is just lucky finger squeaks and raindrops. I hear it too, but I'm sure I didn't record anything but rain, guitar, and vocals!

  • @mikkojuhani 1 week

    Thanks for the comment! And wow, congrats on the win already.

  • @engebretsen  1 week

    Thx a lot for comments on "If I Said I´m Sorry" Much appreciated.

  • @kahlo2013  1 week

    Hey April, since we've been riding some of the same wave length, would you want to try doing a co-write? I could email you some lines and you could add and semd back and the I will add and send back till we have some lyrics and then we can share music ideas? Let me know and I'll get it going via email...

  • @skittycat  1 week

    Thanks for the comments on "He never Saw It coming" 😀
    Always feel a little sorry for the other guy 😉 My friend is a combat specialist and swordsman. That idiot mugger never stood a chance lol.


  • @mmmmarcus  1 week

    Thank you so much for continued support and the comments on my collab track with Colleen! Was great working with her. I'm happy you liked the track!

  • @kahlo2013  1 week

    Well your music is so darn good - insightful emotionally intelligent lyrics and emotional delivery with outstanding phrasing - those are the kind of songs that reach deep to the core.

  • @scubed  1 week

    Thanks so much for your nice comment on "Art, Politics, and the Meaning of it All"! I think many of us lived that undergraduate life. 😄 Makes for pleasant memories - well, except for the cheap bee. My tastes have evolved.😊

  • @colgoo  1 week

    Thank you for your kind feedback on my collaboration with Marcus ("Other Side of the World"). He is the real deal, and I am honored he took my ideas and made them a reality!

  • @wacha  1 week

    Thank you for your kind words on "Start Again". I kind of fell into folk music lately. I had always considered myself more a of a rock person but am accepting that I'm more of a folk artist than I thought.

  • @aneil 2 weeks

    Email me alexneilmunro@gmail.com it would appear African artists have internet fobia can’t find a link that plays.

  • @mmmmarcus  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on Sushi Sunday! Haha, I do love sushi for real also. I had an idea for thrash metal but didn't want to write a stereotypical lyric for it.

  • @jorh 2 weeks

    Thankyou for the wonderful comments on our song 😀

  • @aneil 2 weeks

    April Janine Bartlett album is call Echos off the wall http://www.musicsense.org/album747550...

  • @berni1954 2 weeks

    Actually April, I live in Catalonia, (which as many people here would tell you IS NOT SPAIN) but my passport says I am Irish 😀

  • @kahlo2013  2 weeks

    Aww... totally mutual - I am so grateful and awed by your talent!

  • @kahlo2013  2 weeks

    Love love love!!! Thank you - you captured the sentiment so beautifully!

  • @mmmmarcus  2 weeks

    Hey, glad to find you on here! You've got a ton of tracks already! Well done! And thanks for the nice comments on my track!

  • @berni1954 2 weeks

    Thanks, April. Have you really written ten new songs already? That's impressive! This is my first year here. Is there a limit or are we supposed to stop at 14?

  • @kahlo2013  2 weeks

    Hi April, I was hoping to find a woman with a great bluesy sound in her pocket to bring a song to life - thought I would check with you first before asking around more broadly to see if you would have any interest:

  • @arthurrossi 2 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comment on "Hell-Baby"! I would look very forward to it if you gave it a try... 😀

  • @nedflangers 2 weeks

    Oh my goodness, April! Your voice is really something special. The people demand more!

  • @unkept 2 weeks

    Thanks for your feedback on "Never Saw Me". NIN and MM, woot.

  • @kristi  2 weeks

    Hi April!! Looks like you're off to a great start!!

  • @brownium 2 weeks

    Hi, April!!

  • @kahlo2013  2 weeks

    Of course! Please!

  • @barbara  2 weeks

    Go, girl!! Get it all out there while you can! I am determined to slide some into the nooks and crannies, or wedge it in with witchcraft if necessary...

  • @barbara  2 weeks

    Hi April! I just started a new job on the 30th. I will be limping along on limited FAWM-time, but wanted to thank you for stopping over to my soundboard. You're off and running, which is wonderful! Go get 'em!!

  • @musicsongwriter 3 weeks

    You are very welcome April, fantastic to be able to re-connect with you!

  • @musicsongwriter 3 weeks

    Hi April, thank you for your warm welcome and your kind comment on "You are no longer here".
    Have a fantastic time.

  • @kahlo2013  3 weeks

    I would love to collaborate! Glad to see you here!

  • @ustaknow 3 weeks

    Hey Welcome back! Happy FAWM2018!

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    Welcome back and have a great FAWM!!! Hope to SuperSkirmish with you!

  • @julesbf 3 weeks

    Hi April, welcome back and good luck this year.

  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Toss off that new coat of yours and break into song girl!!!

  • @andygetch  5 weeks

    Hi April!