All I Can Think About Is You – COLDPLAY COVER (Kaleidoscope EP)

Coldplay have released yet another song from their upcoming Kaleidoscope EP and naturally I set about recording my own one man band cover of it! All I Can Think About Is You starts off with a lovely little understated bass and guitar riff before exploding with piano and strings all over the place. It almost feels like two different songs but both sections have a distinct summer vibe about them! Continue reading

Half The World Away – OASIS COVER (Noel Gallagher, The Royle Family, Aurora)

 

This is a cover idea I’ve been tossing around for a while. I’ve always loved Oasis and this song is one of my favourites – even though it doesn’t really sound much like an Oasis song. Continue reading

Leaning On A Lamppost – George Formby – BANJOLELE COVER

 

Now here’s something a bit different – deep in the old JPR archives in a dark little corner, an old film reel was discovered. Long thought lost it revealed itself to be an incredibly early incarnation of the now popular Cover Video. The reel, despite being in black and white and scratched all over, still plays and now for the first time this video is being made public…

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Hushabye Mountain – COVER

I’ve been on a bit of a musical theatre roll lately so here’s a cover of Hushabye Mountain – a lovely little song from the classic musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Originally performed by Dick Van Dyke, this is a beautiful song written by The Sherman Brothers and given my musical theatre background I couldn’t resist recording a little cover of it. Continue reading

WE WROTE A MUSICAL – Behind The Scenes On Between Us

 

Last week I mentioned that I’d written the music and lyrics for a brand new musical called Between Us that I’ve been working on with my good friend Elizabeth Carter. This didn’t happen overnight, I’ve been involved with the project for over a year at this point. However, last week was a big week for the show as we managed to put on our very first production of the show at The Mermaid Theatre in London! Continue reading

VIVA LA VIDA – Keyboard Loop Pedal

 

Well I hadn’t made a Coldplay cover in a few weeks so I figured I had to do something about that. But this time I wanted to do something different!

Loop pedals are all the rage at the moment (probably something to do with Ed Sheeran) but I only ever really see people using them with acoustic guitars (again… probably something to do with Ed Sheeran). Continue reading