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

City Of Stars – LA LA LAND Cover

Well here we are again, another week – another video. Here’s my cover of City Of Stars, that’s right another La La Land cover!

You guys have been asking for a cover of this for a while and I’d always planned on making one. Then Lionsgate announced a competition where they wanted to see people’s covers of City Of Stars to celebrate the release of La La Land on DVD. I couldn’t exactly¬†ignore that opportunity so it’s been all hands on deck (in an already pretty busy week) to film, record, edit and release the video. Continue reading

NOTHING WITHOUT YOU – Emma Blackery COVER

Well I wasn’t planning on covering another song by a YouTuber for a while after my cover of SHE by Dodie Clark a few weeks back, but then Emma Blackery just went and released this amazing tune and I couldn’t resist! Continue reading

START A FIRE – La La Land & John Legend COVER!

You asked for it, so here it is – another cover song from La La Land! I’ve had lots of requests to do more La La Land covers¬†and far be it from me to ignore those requests.

This time I’ve recorded a cover of Start A Fire, the song that John Legend performs as Keith in the movie. It’s a catchy little pop song, quite unlike anything else in the film, but it’s been stuck in my head for a while and I figured it was worth a shot! Continue reading