The Serviettes 17


Chatham GB   Jan 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Jonathan Bree, Matt Maltese, Timber Timbre, Karen O/Danger Mouse, Superorganism, Francoise Hardy, Eels, Tom Waits, Low, David Sylvian, Goldfrapp, Brecht/Weill, James Blake, Mel Torme, Bjork, Benjamin Clementine, Serge Gainsbourg, Kero Kero Bonito, Dagmar Krause, David Bowie, Beatles, Portishead, Scott Walker, Jacques Brel, SFA, La Femme, The Unthanks, Pulp, Mitski, Big Thief, Courtney Barnett, Charles Mingus, BC Camplight, Sufjan Stevens, John Barry, Chamber Pop, Lounge, Ye-ye, Surf, 60s Pop, Psychedelia, Tropicalia.

EDIT: I released a new track at the end of January on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes etc


This year I celebrate a decade of FAWMing or 28% of my life, if you inexplicably prefer.

I've not had the busiest year musically. I did release an EP in September. Other than that, I've been putting the finishing touches to my second album.

I did discover how time consuming making music videos can be though:

I had fun last year writing uptempo, funky stuff but I think I'm gonna slow it down a bit this year and go for more of a noir-ish, torch song style. I've also got an idea for a song cycle percolating in the back of my brain and one for a sci-fi krautrock side project, so who knows what will come out!

I feel like I was a bit lax last year as far as commenting was concerned, so I'll be making a concerted effort on that front this time around.

Check out some other Fawmers hailing from the Jewel of the Garden of England...Medway: 


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  • @emkaydeebee  Mar 5

    Thanks for commenting on ‘Alone’, you’re very kind.

  • @sbs2018 Mar 3

    Thanks for commenting on “Galaxy’s Edge.” Funny, by the end of FAWM, I’ve forgotten what each song is so had to take another listen to see what it was all about. Lol! Thanks, again!

  • @ayehahmur  Mar 3

    Thanks, again, for your generous comments.
    Matt Maltese, aye, I came across him a couple of years ago in the run-up to one of those inner city festivals and really enjoyed his set. I'll need to catch up on what he's doing now.

  • @jeyemusik Feb 23

    Thanks for your feedback on both my tracks. Really appreciate you taking the time to listen and to give your comments. Also, super-pleased that you enjoyed them!

  • @balk Feb 19

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I've been in love with Sufjan Stevens since I was a Freshman in high school, so I take that as a complement of the highest order 😁

  • @teapot Feb 18

    Thanks for your thoughtful comments! So awesome 👍

  • @ampersandman  Feb 17

    Thanks for all the listens! Much appreciated!

  • @uonfsofficial Feb 15

    Thank you for your kind words on our national anthem!

  • @petedc Feb 14

    Thanks for your comments and advice for a FAWM newbie, much appreciated!

  • @tjeff  Feb 13

    Thanks for dropping by, listening & commenting! Much appreciated!

  • @owl  Feb 11

    Thank you for the comments! as you know, I love Big Thief so the comparison is a lovely compliment!

  • @msisto Feb 10

    Thank you for the kind words on my track "The Superb Owl"! It means so much 🙏. Added you to my watch list, and will come back tonight to listen!

  • @teapot Feb 9

    Woah, that's a massive compliment re Joni Mitchell. Thanks sooooo much! Thanks for always giving me lovely feedback 😀

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 6

    Thanks for your comments on my song "Stay Forever" I showed my age on that particular lyric. Hmmm.

  • @piney  Feb 6

    Thank you for your lovely comment

  • @owl  Feb 3

    Thank you for commenting on "Squid Linguistics"! I am also excited for a new Dune. I just made an edible sandworm a few weeks back for a classic Dune viewing party!

  • @fonte  Feb 3

    Yes I am back! You are back! This is great! Looking forward to hearing you this year!!

  • @kavokei Feb 1

    Thanks for your message. Now those are some influences! Have a great FAWM 2020, looking forward to hearing what you create.

  • @tomski  Feb 1

    Fill my ears will nasty fuzz guitars and lyrics about murder!

  • @antlion Jan 31

    I am!! good to see ya and can't wait to hear what you come up with!

  • @wolfkier Jan 31

    Thanks for your warm hello! Wishing you a happy fecund FabFeb20! Bring yummies!

  • @cts  Jan 30

    All the best to you this FAWM!

  • @meriamber  Jan 29

    Thank you for your message! And all the best for a most wonderful FAWM for you too!!

  • @thelowestbitter  Jan 27

    Hey! Thanks for the message, have a great FAWM 😀

  • @jackketch Jan 26

    Hello mate, thanks for remembering me! Yes I will be back, have a few ideas percolating. Perhaps an East Anglian concept album of weird supernatural stuff and legends. We will see!

  • @mdavisto  Jan 25

    Hi @sailingmagpie. Have a lovely fawm.

  • @jamesstaubes  Jan 25

    Thanks for the kind words! We'll see what happens. 😀

  • @fuzzy  Jan 24

    Hey, have a great tenth FAWM!

  • @santadharma Jan 24

    Hello, hello!! Welcome back 😀 We're here...let's see what we can make! Looking forward to hearing your tracks.

  • @oddaustin Jan 24

    Aah, thanks. Same to you.

  • @oddbod  Jan 23

    Hmmm, the only other member of my gang is the mrs.
    She is pretty handy with a cake slice mind..

  • @oddbod  Jan 23

    Hey up
    I think it depends what side of the Medway you are. According to the map (see link) you’re just east (Man of Kent) and I’m west (Kentish Man) but whatever, have a great one

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 22

    Have a great tenth FAWM @sailingmagpie ! 😀

  • @petemurphy Jan 22

    Hiya! Thanks for the message. I hope you have a great February, and I hope all is well with you.

  • @johnstaples  Jan 22

    Hiya! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM 2020!

  • @zecoop  Jan 22

    2011 fistbump... 😀
    can't wait to hear what you bring this year...

  • @elesimo  Jan 22

    Happy FAWm, @sailingmagpie! Looking forward to more of your songs this yerar!

  • @balancelost  Jan 21

    I think you missed Pulp out of your list of influences.

  • @piney  Jan 20

    Thank you, Happy 2020 FAWM 😀

  • @owl  Jan 20

    Have a wonderful FAWM!

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 20

    Noirish sci-fi torchsong krautrock it is, then. Welcome back!

  • @splittybooms  Jan 19

    Good ol' Kevin. Been thinking of changing it for the new Fawn season.
    Looking forward to hearing your stuff, too

  • @joshbelville  Jan 18

    You as well! Happy FAWMing!

  • @judypie  Jan 18

    Good tips, good tips! Amma gonna Tom Waits it up 😃 Hope you have a fun one!

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 18

    Looking forward to hearing you in 2020...
    Let’s raise the vibration!!!

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 18

    Hey Dan - good to hear from you. I'm looking forward to hearing new stuff from you!

  • @vomvorton  Jan 18

    I'm sure my one-track mind will also insist upon some catcore at some point! Looking forward to whatever you come up with, especially if the sci-fi krautrock comes to fruition!

  • @sph  Jan 18

    Also looking forward what you will present. Nice video!

  • @balancelost  Jan 18

    You bet I will, boy howdy

  • @downburst  Jan 18

    I just watched your video. It's great, very stylish visuals and hauntingly spare music. Have a great FAWM.

  • @tjeff  Jan 18

    Thanks for touching base! Glad to see you again.

  • @teapot Jan 17

    Awwww, how lovely. Thanks for remembering me! It will be ace to hear your music again too 😀

  • @adforperu  Jan 17

    Ah glad you're back man. Yeah, meeting Pete was pretty crazy but it would have been silly not to! Good taste 😉 I know there's not one on record, but we added masses of orchestration to the ending, it was wild.. there'll be a pro video released of it soon I think

  • @spikedirection Jan 16

    Welcome back sir! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with 😁

  • @balancelost  Jan 15

    In the words of Cameo, word up.