Pearse O'Byrne 14


Branford C US   Feb 2014

Artist Bio

Influences:   Swimming in salt water, the sights and smells of Spring and Summer, fellow Fawmers' songs, bicycling in the dark on country roads, early John Martyn, Mike Heron, Nick Drake, Traffic, Joni Mitchell, John Meyer....anything melodic.

Moved around a lot since my teens, never settled down, needed room to move, worked lots of different jobs, never looked back,
the past is gone, the future never gets here,
one of these days I'll meet someone on the narrow road to the deep north and we'll share some sad stories and heavy red wine......
until then, I'll shut up and play the guitar.....

Songs (14)

#1 Listening To Rain 2
Feb 27
#2 Amsterdam #3 1
Feb 27
#3 Covered Bridge or Saxtons River Road 1
Feb 27
#4 Amsterdam #2 1
Feb 27
#5 Amsterdam #4 1
Feb 27
#6 Three Bridges 1
Feb 27
#7 Candle for John 1
Feb 27
#8 Inflamed By Love 2
Feb 27
#9 Flatbush Avenue 2
Feb 27
#10 Everyone I Know 2
Feb 27
#11 Figure Five In Gold 2
Feb 27
#12 From A Four-Way 1
Feb 27
#13 Girl with Red Hair 4
Feb 27
#14 Pop 2
Feb 27


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  • @zecoop  Mar 20

    Thank you... I was a terrible start to 2020 and FAWM was a challenge but ultimately a huge healer. My listening was way down and now that we are in isolation I'm still figuring out how to get routines figured out. This year just keeps getting stranger. I'll be checking your music out as well - thank you so much for the nice comment. 😀

  • @audrey  Mar 5

    Oops! My last message got cut off. As I was saying, I don't know what extras Sibelius has in the full version, but my version serves me well. After buying Sibelius, I took a few music theory courses online that helped a lot with my music writing. If you're interested and want any suggestions for music theory courses, let me know. Hope you had a great FAWM. 😀

  • @audrey  Mar 5

    Thank you for the kind words about my pieces Caring Neighbours and First Day on Campus. You asked if Sibelius was hard to learn. I'm not technically savvy at all, which is why I still haven't learned how to use a DAW beyond Audacity which I only use to convert my Sibelius wav files into mp3 files to upload here. Anyway, back when I bought my Sibelius First software by Avid in 2012, I just printed up and studied the tutorials contained in the software to learn it. It took a while, but it worked out well for me except for something (can't remember what) I didn't understand, but I found some kind soul on YouTube with a short tutorial explaining it that solved it for me. I'm so glad I learned Sibelius. I think it's well worth it. These days, I understand, for a monthly fee, Sibelius licences the version that I bought outright for $80.00 Canadian, but maybe they still sell the full version. Not sure. My version seems to have everything I need. Don't know what the full version has that's ext

  • @barbara  Mar 2

    Thanks so much for listening and for the very high compliment!! When you do get your hands on ThumbJam, here's a comment I left for downburst to explain what I did to get that atmosphere.

    "Good old ThumbJam. There’s so much waiting there to be used! I was just hanging out messing around with it one day, just freely experimenting to see what I could make it do that might be a little “off-label” and I ended up taking the flute sound down into extremely low octaves, drenched it in reverb, and played it in the non-stair-stepping pitch slider mode. Exported the audio and plopped it into GarageBand underneath my other two tracks where trimming, looping, and a bajillion automation points later, it is what it is in that song. I’m so happy you heard it; for me, that one song by itself would be enough for this year. I can’t even believe the result. Writing music is magic"

  • @dzd  Feb 28

    Not quite enough to chop off a hand, but hey hahah

  • @dzd  Feb 28

    Very lucky indeed, pinky only one suffered any real major permanent damage and it really just gets extra cold is all, lol it kinda works...mostly, for now. It is scary, but also could be looked at as a new challenge, I would of for sure loved a robot hand that played a badass slide with multi multichanging slidingers

  • @dzd  Feb 27

    ahhh I sees you were busy 😉 hahaha

    sucks about the fingers man, sliced open all 4 on my left hand about 5yrs years ago almost lost the pinky gave up playing for awhile...other factors were involved too(loss of equipment, etc, blah blah blah sad stories hahah).....but damn that is a great moral! I'll remember that 😉

  • @dzd  Feb 26

    no nuts nickie and the knee knockin shite hawks eh?

    hahah, sorry this fawm didn't go well for ya song output wise, but damn, if I ever need a band name I know where to go hahahah

    at least you got it out somewhat, somewhere

    take care man!

  • @fourzeroes Feb 24

    Is it "Hot Love" by them? Thanks for your comment. Hope you manage to get some songs done in the remainder of the month

  • @barbara  Feb 14

    You must do as the heart commands... the candy heart, that is...

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 13

    Hello friend, I hope the sun and moon are smiling on you, thinking of you and your art and hoping to hear from you soon........

  • @dzd  Feb 2020

    Yeah I understand about the work issues....I'm lucky I had a few days off at the very beginning of the month, might not get another good break before end of the month. Think I'll shut up and go play guitar myself 😀

  • @ampersandman  Feb 2020

    Thanks Pearse for your kind words! That made it worth staying up until 3 am to finish that darn song. Have a good February!

  • @oddbod  Jan 2020

    welcome back once again
    ...anything melodic - that's my sentiment mostly too

  • @middlec Jan 2020

    Hello! I look forward to hearing your songs and sentiments this year.

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  • @crisp1  Jan 2020

    Hey, thanks for the comment and I'm here for collabs so if you see a lyric you like, just holler! And have a great FAWM!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2020

    Hi, welcome back!

  • @barbara  Jan 2020

    *knock, knock*
    I hear some killer piano coming from over this way...zat you?

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2020

    Where are you my friend? What musical creations are you holding in your heart??? Miss you.........