The Serviettes 14


Chatham UK   Jan 2011

Artist Bio

Influences:   Benjamin Clementine, Paul Draper, Jacques Brel, Scott Walker, St Vincent, Dagmar Krause, Kishi Bashi, Eels, Isaac Hayes, Sigur Ros, Rilo Kiley, Sufjan Stevens, Guy Fox, The Small Faces, Neil Young, Goldfrapp, Brian Eno, Lalo Schifrin, James Blake, The Beach Boys, Serge Gainsbourg, Pulp, Son Little, Elliott Smith, Bjork, The Beatles, Grandaddy, Beck, David Bowie, Radiohead, Postal Service, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Daft Punk, Beta Band, Portishead, 60s Soul, Funk, Blues, Psychedelia, Tropicalia.

I can't believe this is my eighth FAWM!

Since last year, I released my debut album, which you can listen and download(free) at the Bandcamp link below, so it would be cool to get some songs written for the follow up.

Myself and my partner bought our first house this year, so I now have a dedicated room for recording. This means that I no longer have to annoy her by leaving recording detritus strewn across the front room! Woop!

The always fascinating equipment and programs list:

AXL acoustic guitar
Lindo Rosetta
Danelectro Wild Thing
Boss CE-1 Chorus Pedal
Red Witch Violetta Delay Pedal
Electro Harmonix Mel 9
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal
Boss RC-300 Loop Station
Vox AC4C1
Mahalo Ukulele
Akai LPK25
Akai LPD8
Violin(even though I can't play it)
Hydrogen Drum Sequencer
Various bits of percussion
My human voice

Check out other erstwhile Medway-based Fawmers:


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  • @benjaminnolan Jun 19

    Thanks so much for the comments on my minimalist piano thing. 😁 Is really appreciated. ^^

  • @audrey  Mar 7

    Thank you so much for all your great comments on my songs. It means a lot to me.

  • @ampersandman  Mar 5

    Thanks for your feedback on "Again". Yes, you are right, the riff has a ring of ... Trail Of Dead, and since they are one of my favorite bands I take that as a huge compliment. I didn't know that they use that specific tuning, but it makes sense, Mistakes and Regrets is much easier to play that way. Thank you,

  • @fonte  Mar 4

    Thanks so much for the multi listens! Some great thoughtful comments and very much appreciated - I'm coming back to go through your album soon!

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 4

    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!!

  • @andrewjtaylor  Mar 3

    That’s a lot of listening to do! Thanks! And congrats to you for completing the challenge as well.

  • @andrewjtaylor  Mar 3

    Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to and comment on 4 songs. Really appreciate the feedback.

  • @teapot Feb 26

    Teehee, thanks for your comment! Very encouraging- I struggle with my confidence with my songs so it's sooo lovely to get some positive thoughts. I would so love to get another one done *fingers crossed*

  • @splittybooms  Feb 2018

    thank you...plaintive is a great word and it perfectly describes how I was feeling

  • @splittybooms  Feb 2018

    i have never had the word "jauntiness" used on my stuff before, and I do believe i like it very much.
    i'm glad the melody works out, seems I did an ok job there based on comments like yours.
    thank you!

  • @emplate Feb 2018

    Thank you for your comment on "Like The Night's Claws On The Face Of Creation"! I actually really enjoyed trying something totally different this time, so who knows, maybe I'll make something synth-based again 😀

  • @misterd Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments on my song 'look to the light (of the road' . . It really means a lot !

  • @fonte  Feb 2018

    Hey sailing magpie! Thanks for the kind comment on 'Stay', much appreciated. And thanks for the tip off on Guy Fox am listening now and absolutely love it! Keep FAWMing I wanna hear more from you!!

  • @radicalmguy  Feb 2018

    Thanks a ton for the kind words!

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments. Catching up on my FAWM listening now.

  • @balancelost  Feb 2018

    Oh heeeell yeah!

  • @balancelost  Feb 2018

    There is still plenty of time to complete your goals, especially since you're ahead of the game now (do I detect a FAWM-holiday Friday?). For our collab we could go down the synthwave route? It is a favourite of mine.

  • @thelowestbitter  Feb 2018

    Thanks, looking forward to hearing your stuff too!

  • @owl  Jan 2018

    Have an awesome FAWM!

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 2018

    Hey, great to see you back too. I'm polishing my ears in anticipation.

  • @susyblue  Jan 2018

    Hello and thank-you! Ooh and Benjamin Clementine, fell in love with him last year. Hope you have a great fawm, looking forward to hearing your tunes again 😀

  • @tomski  Jan 2018

    I'm really excited to hear what sonic goodness you create this year dude! I also expect a classic murder ballad, the more brutal and tragic the better!

  • @lanasolyluna Jan 2018

    Welcome back!!! Looking forward to your stuff. And congrats on the new house.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2018

    Hello There!
    congrats on buying a house...a huge step but one of the most sensible things a grown up can do...hope your enjoying it and most of all the new recording studio set-up...
    I am looking forward to hearing what you are up to...
    good luck and have fun...xxc

  • @teapot Jan 2018

    Aww, thanks ever so much. Here's hoping the ideas start flowing 😉

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 2018

    Welcome back. ANd have an amazing FAWM!

  • @judypie  Jan 2018

    Hey, thank you! Welcome back on board : ) I hope your FAWM bears many fruits : )

  • @petemurphy Jan 2018

    Hello, hello! Thanks, and I hope you have a great time. Wishing you all the very best!

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2018

    Hellooooo! Yeah I have no idea what I'm doing this year, we'll see what happens.

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2018

    Same to you! Congrats on your new recording room!

  • @oddbod  Jan 2018

    Hey my fellow denizen of Kent, thanks for popping round. I'm sure to be checking your tunes out.

  • @shortdan  Jan 2018

    Hey hey hey, you betcha! You’re all in for 2018 too right?

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    Hey there! Happy FAWM 2018!!!

  • @balancelost  Jan 2018

    Thanks, it makes me feel popular. Should we collaborate this year?

  • @zecoop  Jan 2018

    Oh yea... I remember that Murder Ballad! So good - Thanks for posting it again. Looking forward to 2018. 😀