PADCAST 30: OLYMPIC VILLAGE

The lyrics of this song seem to fit magically! This week, an Olympic Padcast from the Athletes Village itself. I was invited to attend the welcoming ceremony for the Benin Olympic team, which was a brilliant experience…here are a few clips from the ceremony and the village. I thought that the track ‘Believe’ had a really appropriate sentiment so used it as the soundtrack…

Bring on the games…

PADCAST 29: JEALOUS KIND

This week, Jealous Kind, a great song by Bobby Charles recorded by Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Etta James…I’ve always liked the song since I heard Joe Cocker do it a few years back. This week features Paul Tkachenko on sousaphone – please check out his website at http://www.tkachenko.co.uk for a glimpse into his multi-instrumental world – in particular, check out the instruments he’s actually invented and made himself…

And here’s the FREE download (just Facebook ‘like’ it and it’s yours!)

VOTE IN FINAL OF BRITISH BLUES AWARDS

British Blues Awards

I’m delighted to say that with your help I’ve got through to the final stages of the British Blues Awards and would love it if you’d VOTE for me again! I’m up for ‘Best Keyboard Player’ and the ‘Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award’ for Best Song – for ‘As She Walked Away’ from ‘The Curious Case Of…’

So, thanks to everyone who voted in the first round to get me through and hope we can do it again in the final! Please spread the word, bribe, hack email accounts or whatever you can to add some votes : )

Here’s the link to vote – it’s really quick and easy: www.britishbluesawards.com/#/vote/4550831539

Here’s both the studio and live version of ‘As She Walked Way’:

Thanks!

NOUVEL ALBUM MAINTENANT SORTI EN FRANCE!

Je suis content d’annoncer que ‘The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner’ est maintenant sorti en France! Disponible à La Fnac, iTunes…

http://musique.fnac.com/a4210730/Paddy-Milner-Curious-case-of-CD-album

Voici un petit apercu de l’album – faites passer le mot et partager cette vidéo!

Merci!

PADCAST 27: PHOTOS FROM THE ROAD

Well, without much time to spare this week, I delved into iPhoto and found a bunch of pictures from gigs, on the road, some I took myself, some by others, and put together a little slideshow of them. The tune is a version of ‘Caravan’ by Duke Ellington that I recorded a while back as a B-Side to ‘You Think You’re So Damn funny, released as a single on Bronze Records a while back. Hope you enjoy!

Till next week x