The Serviettes 15


Rochester UK   Jan 2011

Artist Bio

Influences:   Kishi Bashi, Eels, Isaac Hayes, Sigur Ros, Rilo Kiley, Sufjan Stevens, Guy Fox, Childish Gambino, 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, The Black Angels, Radiohead, Postal Service, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Daft Punk, Beta Band, Portishead, 60s Soul, Funk, Blues, Psychedelia, Tropicalia.

Hi, kids. Back again for FAWM number seven. Going for my third win in a row, fourth overall. I made some pretty big steps forward last year with my production work, so hopefully I'll continue that this year.

I'm hoping to get enough good material for a long promised, never delivered album release for The Serviettes. You can listen to and download some tunage on my Bandcamp, which is linked above.

Generally I try to listen and comment on songs of people that leave comments on mine, as opposed to thanking people on their soundboards, so don't think I'm being aloof! Everyone prefers a comment, right?

The always fascinating equipment and programs list:

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

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  • @teapot Mar 6

    Wow, thank you so much for your comments and so happy your girlfriend likes my stuff too. It's just the best to get positive feedback from other musicians. I have absolutely loved doing Fawm and getting comments like yours light up my day. Thanks again to you and your girlfriend 😀

  • @tomski  Mar 4

    All my drums (and bass) we played on my MIDI keyboard. Usually it would have been my banjo/pillow/tambourine combo but I I tried to mix it up this year. The only percussion I recorded was the (good old trusty) egg shaker!

  • @tomski  Mar 4

    You rumbled me with the Everlong inspiration. It wasn't exactly intention but at some point it did notice that the first 3 chords were the same!

  • @owl  Mar 2

    Ah well the rearrangement and your vocal are a brilliant combo even if you can't take credit for the bendy part!!

  • @piney  Mar 2

    Thank you so much!

  • @vomvorton  Mar 1

    Re: Perfect Scents - guilty as charged! If there's a better method of songwriting than "reverse engineered from a pun" then I don't wanna know about it 😁

  • @tomski  Mar 1

    I'm finally playing catch up. For some reason I'm going through your FAWM backwards. Loving what I'm hearing so far though. Congratulations on finishing! 😀

  • @colgoo  Feb 28

    So happy to have discovered your music. You are fun to listen to.

  • @balancelost  Feb 27

    Hahaa, I'm glad that I didn't make it too transparent but you are bang on the money. I've just got a thing for that song.

  • @balancelost  Feb 25

    It IS Blur. Good so far, but can you get the song?

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 24

    ..thanks for your say the sweetest things..Grace Slick!
    well I do hope it's the 60s version and not the current
    hope your weekend is filled with song...

  • @balancelost  Feb 14

    Bit weirded out by the lack of Jose myself. Did my best to remedy it.

  • @mattblick  Feb 14

    Thanks for commenting on Exploding Cigars. Would you be up for doing a bit of crowd vocals for the chorus? or even just a "thighs" harmony? or tiny bit of glockenspiel? deets here

  • @mood481 Feb 14

    Thanks for your comments on Soleil Noir. It wasn't consciously a Bowie reference, but the mind works in mysterious ways 🤓

  • @jodv  Feb 13

    Thanks for the comments! My spoken-word stoner impression isn't my favorite, but I'm glad someone likes it.

  • @dancrook Feb 12

    thanks man- appreciate the feedback! you have the gift of encouragement- keep using it!!

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 12

    Thank you a million for your encouragement, friend.

  • @tjeff  Feb 12

    Thanks for your comments - much appreciated. All the best.

  • @yam655  Feb 12

    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 11

    Thanks very much for your kind comments on my songs! I really enjoyed "A Walk with the Devil." Well...not literally. 😀

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 11

    hey there!!! thanks so much for your late night visit.
    I have been nothing but plagued with recording issues..( app crashed) only to try another one which is truly crap...all my big blues plans went down the drain and I am playing a baritone uke for many songs, a uke I have never played before but am finding it very satisfactory...hope you are doing well....I'll go up and have a listen to Walk with the I have a devil tune also...evil is in the air...xxc

  • @airbagtester  Feb 6

    Thanks for listening and giving me some feedback on my song; you're right about the drums, I think I mixed them way too low. I was probably wearing the headphones for too long and couldn't hear straight.

  • @radicalmguy  Feb 3

    Thanks for the positive feedback and the watchlist, I really appreciate it, man!

  • @dawn1 Feb 3

    Thanks for your suggestion on the 'Ebonfyre the enchanted' lyric. I was going to go for a straight Led Zep IV rip off (if possible) but I love prog rock and you are dead right about the wizards, I'm gunna get my cape on and do a Rick Wakeman on the keys...and grow a beard like a rhododendron bush...

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 2

    Why, thank you for your kind words, good sir. Work's kinda taken over so far, but it's nearly the weekend!

  • @tinam Feb 2

    hiya Dan!
    ive been too busy to even get on the site
    good luck for FAWM!

  • @owl  Feb 2

    happy FAWMing! looking forward to hearing your stuff!

  • @hanley  Feb 2

    Good to see you back again, looking forward to hearing what you can come up with!

  • @airbagtester  Feb 2

    Thanks! Good luck to you as well!

  • @tomski  Feb 1

    I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year. I hope that there will be some amazing murders and deaths happening!

  • @mdavisto Feb 1

    Hey @sailingmagpie, good to see you again, too. Rochester, eh? I seem to recall getting quite drunk there once or twice. Fally down castley business, as I recall.

  • @antlion Feb 1

    Thanks, you as well!

  • @juoppis  Feb 1

    Thanks! I guess it's going to be a theme album this year, I feel like I've got a few things to say. Happy FAWMing and looking forward to your stuff as well!

  • @vomvorton  Feb 1

    Hey! Good to see you too. A shadow of catlessness shall be cast over my tenth FAWM, but hopefully I can turn it into an air of melancholy, rather than "fourteen tracks of unaccompanied sobbing".

  • @santadharma Feb 1

    Hi! Welcome back 😀

  • @dawn1 Feb 1

    Hi Dan, thanks for the welcome! Best of luck to you too, looking forward to hearing your songs 😀

  • @shortdan  Jan 31

    Hey hey! Good to see you here again 😀

  • @johnstaples  Jan 31

    Thanks for listening to Burn the Ground!!! I just checked out Cosmonaut on your BandCamp page and thoroughly enjoyed my listen!!! The music is so touching and perfect for the song!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 30

    Hiya!! Welcome back to another exciting FAWM!!!

    And thanks for the heads-up on the Burn the Ground video. Seems its a rights issue so I posted the song to Soundcloud in case you'd like to hear it,

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 30

    I'm a huge fan...
    Looking forward to hearing this years amazing tunes...

  • @balancelost  Jan 2017

    In the words of Bowie "all you've got to do is win"