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Mr Blue Sky (Charity Single)

Mr Blue Sky (Charity Single)

Earlier this year I got asked to play the guitar parts for a re-recording of ELO’s monster hit ‘Mr Blue Sky’.

The proceeds of the recording were to go to a Cancer Research charity, after the sudden death of a local father. His two sons thought it’d be a great idea to record his favourite song, ‘Mr Blue Sky’.

The lovely guys at Vale studios got involved and put a group of musicians together to perform the backing as close to the original as possible, with the vocals being provided by the son’s entire school year. The final result sounds awesome, and is raising some much needed money for a really great cause. It even got Jeff Lynne’s approval!

Have a look at the video here,

and if you’d like to buy a copy to help raise as much as possible, then copy and paste the links below:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mr.-blue-sky-single/id1005610274?ls=1

https://www.facebook.com/MrBlueSkyAppeal

We Can Dream

We Can Dream

Peter McVeigh’s debut album has just been released after a very successful kickstarter campaign.
I was asked to record guitars for the track ‘We Can Dream’. It’s an energetic indie rocker with a cool anthemic vibe in parts. LOADS of layered parts on this one made for a super fun session, mostly tracked with the mighty Gretsch. I later found out that the drums were performed by Mike Malinin from the Goo Goo Dolls! Pretty cool. Mix by the very talented Mike McGreal.
Give the track a spin. If you like it head on over to Peter’s website and grab a copy. www.petermcveigh.com

Metal Hammer

Metal Hammer

AGES ago one of the guys from fuzzmonsters LongFallBoots asked me to record a guest outro solo for their song Noctavia, from their new album ‘Wait for the Echo’. It’s come out pretty awesome.

Although it’s not released for you to buy until Feb 16th, they have an exclusive stream with non other than METAL HAMMER. Pretty cool. Check them out below if you love to fuzz.

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-01-28/longfallboots-stream-new-album

New Music & Videos

New Music & Videos

Hola!

First off… miracles have happened. Cyanide Later have released new music! – Incredible I know. This one has some monstrous riffs and some pretty insane signature changes. All in all, it was an awesome session, and great fun to lay down guitars for. Recorded at our studio, mixed expertly by Mike McGreal and mastered by Tom Waterman.

Give it some ear time here:

More music news…

I’m also finishing up the editing on some new YouTube lessons – lots of diverse and challenging content there, as well as some product videos for the lovely Richards Guitars which will be going live in the next couple of weeks. Videos will be posted on the site once they’re public.

Enjoy the new tune, let me know what you think!

James