Influences: From The Beatles onwards, including Free, Neil Young, Robert Cray, Boo Hewerdine, Tom Petty, Brad Paisley, ZZ Top, Prefab Sprout, Del Amitri, Julian Cope. Lucinda Williams..
Been writing and recording songs and playing in bands for a few millennia.
Guitarist in a local covers band and fortunate to have my own studio. Active member in songwritersforum.co.uk. I collaborate and co-write with lots of musicians and lyricists around the world in various styles from pop, rock, folk, country, blues. Will occasionally through in a poorly judged jazz chord
Oh and I've started to collect vintage Watlkins and Selmer guitar amps from the 1960's - dont ask me why
|#1||Manic Game Of Love @ajna1960||
|#2||Made new @joyfulbliss22||
|#4||Give my regards to Broadmoor @thefuneralcrasher||
|#5||Living Life Out Loud @karismitchell||
|#6||Mind The Gap @thefuneralcrasher||
|#7||Top secret @igg||
|#9||Wrong (or At Your Earliest Inconvenience) @karismitchell||
|#10||Long way round to heaven @igg||
|#11||Found wanting @thefuneralcrasher||
|#12||Road Trip To Hell @ajna1960||
|#14||Jellyfish captured my brain @poptarthero||
|#16||Deeper than the grave @petra777||
I had a feeling I should keep back, good I did! That's sooo awesome! It's a great recording, with all the guitar bits, harmonics, solos and everything. This is way more then I ever thought you'd do with it. Great job it's awesome to hear! Thanks for using my lyrics!
tina that converter it works really well. Thanks a lots
Thanks for all your help, Neil...I just managed to crawl over the finish line 😀
crisp, Hi let me have a look at it. I've got a backlog to record properly so if you don't mind waiting that would be great.
Thanks, Neil. If you want Trail of Tears, better take it. Time's running out! 😉
Re: No Strings Attached -- I'm looking forward to hearing it. Have fun!
omg neil you have beaten me to 14 ..i had no idea you were there already & have even got 16 done
well you have certainly sussed this FAWM thing out well & got it licked!
I'm going to go change the song title to Wrong. You're great at hearing what I'm writing. The music is fabulous
Thanks for the nice comment on In the Gathering Dark. One of the things that makes collaborating with you such a pleasure is that you are very attuned to the lyrics. I really appreciate that.
No Strings Attached -- go for it, Neil!
I would be thrilled for you to work with At Your Earliest Inconvenience. Done!
Oh Neil! You did amazing things to my lyrics. I am really really pleased and you captured my intention so well. Beautiful! Thank you.
Phew, thanks for all the people who gave me feedback and lent me their lyrics to play with. Been an experience think i'm going to have a lie down now. 😀 neil
Thank you for that demo Neil 😀 Are you having a nice holiday ? The scenery looks incredible... am I allowed to be a wee bit jealous ?
Wanted to thank you for your comment on my random storycube song! I haven't been around much, but always really appreciate comments, especially, when I'm finding the old creativity a bit elusive. So thanks!
Thanks for the reminder, just put it up. Suggestions are just that, so no problems.
Hey, Neil. You haven't put In the Desert up with your other songs! Thanks for the comment on Dive. I'll have to look at it again. I'm afraid if I cut out the future tense it will sound like a parent's commands instead of their wishes. I'll keep at it. Thanks for taking a look and making some suggestions!
Ah right on, ya that edit is a lot better ha ha. It cuts all of the bs and psychobabble out of there. It can be sang now!
Ha ha sure if you want it. It's pretty silly but ya go for it.
I'm glad you enjoyed Road Trip to Hell 😀 I have added you as a collaborator 😀 I can't wait !!!!!
Hi Neil 😀 Re Manic Game Of Love - you can email the demo to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you don't have time, just add it to the Song yourself 😀 I can DL from there if I need it 😀
New vocals on Whitewash sound great!
In the Desert came out really good, Neil. You have a talent for very classic sounding tunes.
Ha ha, thanks for commenting that was just a deceiving track that starts semi normal and explodes into...what it is. I'd do that in spoken word ranting most likely if I record it.
No worries Neil 😀 I am really looking forward to it 😀 😀
Thanks for your feedback on "Storm" 😀
Neil, thanks again for your approval of "The Kinda Lovin' I Love".
Neil, thanks pard, for your review of "Charro Gold". A dressed up Mexican cowboy (Charro) might translate it and cash in for some gold
I like the way it came out, Neil! Has a very classic 60s protest song feel to it. Nice work. I especially like the harmonies. Shoot me an email when you get the chance at email@example.com.
Hi, Neil. Feel free to attack my song "If I was a millionaire". Sorry about long line lengths. I'll look at it and make some notes. I know I wasn't thinking about length, rhythm, or anything musical when I wrote it.
EDIT: The easy fix I see is to make line 1 "If... swarmed by" and drop "in suits"
Can't wait, Neil. Thanks!
Thanks for the comment on "The Note." Posting songs like that makes me nervous so I'm glad it comes across as sympathetic.
Ah, I understand. Sounds good. Looking forward to hearing it!
Re whitewash excellent, I don't think the words need to change for the chorus just that they're delivered powerfully 😀 Neil
Hey Neil, I'd be delighted if you want to take a shot at Whitewash. Do you want to come up with music first and then we can talk about beefing up the chorus?
I'm a lyrics only Fawmling. You had me at Del Amitri, Julian Cope, and Lucinda Williams. (Okay, you had me a Beatles, but you sealed the deal at the end). If there is anything I've done that suits your sound, I'm happy to have some music.
You've been granted "Top Secret" clearance.....New territory for both of us....Let's show Tina what we can do......
Hiya Neil 😀 I have added you as the collab onto Manic Game of Love 😀 Thank you so much for asking 😀
Thank you! I may change the name..
Thanks for that feedback. And agreed. that was my initial thought.
Yeah ...a little Fats Waller on the piano and the world is sounding good....I think I'd drop the chorus between the first and second verse since we're starting it off that way...I think it will give a better build...Whenever you're ready post it as our collab! Thanks man!!!
Thanks for your feedback on "No Place" 😀
great stuff, Neil...thanks! i'll get to work 😀
Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed 😀
Put up a demo of Farewell Moon Lover if you're into checking it out
Thanks for the feedback on Farewell Moon Lover - do you mind letting me know exactly which never you're suggesting I replace with can't? Is it at the end? I love and appreciate suggestions on improving my work!
Thanks for listening and your kind comment....Really looking forward to hearing your music...
Paul, exactly what I thought, fab lyris thanks. Need to add the broader silent and polish the vocal delivery but its all there.
Need to finish my lyrics for you - its called Mind the gap ( between me and you ) and get on with the Found wanting pair of lines.
Back to life and watching rugby
Onward and upwards
I like that, Neil...that'll do me fine for song #2
Hey! I would like to thank you very much for your kind and profound comment.
Joyfulbliss, of course. I'll enable you to be able to download and of course happy to post as a collab. I would like to get a better vocal but of you say its WIP that's cool. 😀 Neil
May the FAWM be with you
Hey Neil can you post an mp3 version or one I can download? Are you okay with posting it as a collaborative?
Neil that is so awesome. Thank you so much. Shall we post as a collaborative effort???
Yeah I build few guitars....I just finished 3 pretty sweet ones...redwood top w cocobolo sides and back, Adirondack Spruce top with Padauk back and sides and a Mahogany with a European spruce top...They're all Grand Auditorium cutaways...Just finishing up some details and the final setups...I'll send you some photos if you're interested.....
Neil please feel free to add music to ANY and ALL my lyrics. Lol. Cheers
Hi Neil - yeah...let's get something going...titles/themes...do you have anything in mind? Or should I just throw some ideas at us?
If you can put any of my lyrics to music, please do!
It would be great doing a collab with you on "Long way 'round to heaven"..Any way you want to roll....music, vocals, whatever Anything you need from me I will provide...
Thanks for the kind words on Shot O Whiskey!
hiya Neil! fab to see you here..
so which one are you in the picture? 😀
Hi Neil...great to see you here! What have we done 😂
thanks iigg. let the fun commence
Hi Neil..... Great to see you here!!!
My attitude is to participate in any way that suits you.... You can take stuff you've written and just now put to music as an act of FAWMing ...so lots of little tidbits come together....Don't be shy about asking people to collaborate....That's one of the great things ...Just put it out there an see who salutes....Even though the stated goal is 14 anarchy rules....Let the people rise......