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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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

Tale As Old As Time – Beauty And The Beast – DISNEY COVER

Today the live action remake of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (starring Emma Watson) was released and to celebrate here’s my cover of Tale As Old As Time – made famous by Celine Dion and now also Ariana Grande and John Legend. Continue reading

PERFECT – Ed Sheeran Cover – Divide

Hi everyone, I’m back with another cover and since Ed Sheehan released his brand new album Divide today, I decided to have a crack at recording one of the new songs.

The song I decided on was Perfect, partly because Ed himself said it was one of his favourites on the album but also because I really liked the 60’s vibe this song has once it gets going! Given that I’ve toured in a multitude of 60’s shows over the last few years, that experience really came in handy when it came to putting together a cover like this with such a tight turnaround.

This video will also mark the start of my weekly updates – YAAAY!!! Continue reading

15, 000 Views!

EDIT: Since writing the video is now at 30,000 Views. You guys are just incredible!

I’ve not been that active on social media lately, for some very good (and not particularly exciting) reasons which I’ll get into in another blog post perhaps, but today I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You.  Continue reading

Someone In The Crowd – La La Land Cover

Hi Everyone,

I’m back with possibly the most complicated cover I’ve ever attempted! As you may know La La Land opened in cinemas recently and has been taking the world by storm. I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of the film and like many others was absolutely blown away by it. La La Land, amazingly written and directed by Damien Chaszelle and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling tells the story of a struggling actress and a jazz musician both trying to make their way in the world in modern day LA. Given that I work primarily in musical theatre I particularly loved all the song and dance numbers, especially Someone In The Crowd, and it wasn’t long before I set to work recording my own version of the song. Continue reading