Tag Archives: Rachel McClean

Introducing Rachel McClean

… who played cello on my new record ‘Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky‘. You can hear her work all over ‘Fingernails’ (she also played on several tracks on my first EP Let’s Build An Airport) … Continue reading

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Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky EP: A Partial History

Here’s a short essay I wrote for my new EP (released Nov 1st 2016) On 22 December 1808 Ludwig Van Beethoven premiered several new works at a concert in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. It was something of … Continue reading

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Behind The Song: Advice Regarding The Treatment Of Bullet Wounds no. 2

Listen to the song here I usually try to take a book with me wherever I go but one night in 2013 I went to see Mountain Schmountain at the Malt Cross I was book-less and bored waiting for the gig … Continue reading

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Rachel McClean: 2nd Of January, 2015 – Live At Filthy’s

Here’s Rachel McClean performing at Filthy’s Open Mic Night (This song was premiered at the First Tuesday Songwriting Group).

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First Tuesday Songwriting Group On The Road

Last week the First Tuesday Songwriting Group descended en masse upon the Spotlight Open Mic hosted by Alexa Hawksworth at Filthy’s Bar. Rachel McClean, Matt Wood and Dan Wright (The Most Ugly Child) all did sets and Phil Grafton brought along fellow Sea Monster … Continue reading

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EP #2 Diary – Part 4

I’m having second thoughts about the running order and as I keep switching between referring to songs by their running order and recording order why don’t I spill the beans on the track listing? 1) Everything In The World Is … Continue reading

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We Won!

The First Tuesday Songwriting Group boasts 4 FAWM winners this year and 3 of them got together tonight to share a bunch of their songs. Matt Wood, Rachel McClean, Martin Quibell and I all wrote 14 or more songs in Feb. … Continue reading

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Behind The Song: Let’s Build An Airport

Let’s Build An Airport was written during FAWM 2011. In keeping with the rough and ready vibe of that songwriting challenge I wrote it from scratch and demoed in a single night. The original inspiration was simply a list of bizarre … Continue reading

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Acoustickle @The Maze (Jun 27)

Had a great time playing as a duo with Rachel McClean and sharing the bill with Shelter Point, Daudi Matsiko and others. I was a bit apprehensive being an ‘Electrickle’ artist but the odd keyboard and sampler appeared so I … Continue reading

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Golden Fleece Nottingham 24 Jun 13

A cheeky warm up for my appearance at Acoustickle. First gig with Rachel McClean on cello, vocals and acoustic guitar, and world premier of Bullet no.2. Shelter Point and Josh Wheatley were also on the bill. 1) Fingernails 2) [Everything … Continue reading

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