To say these songs mean a lot to me is an understatement. I chose to put them together because they fit together and are different to many of the songs I write.
We live in times vastly different to those of our forebears, and yet we have the same struggles. We then have the added stress of constantly worrying about the future, which previous generations didn’t have the opportunity to.
Add in the struggles with mental health that many of us experience, you wonder how much rosier the picture is now.
These songs link the past, our imperfect present, and the fact that the future is yet to be written. We can rewrite that future, and there could be a better way.
Our Imperfect Present
Waiting For Tomorrow
I could not have made this album without the unstinting guidance, warmth and musical bonding I had with Martin Stephenson, a rarely surpassed talent in these islands.
They say “never meet your heroes…”. Martin is the exception that may prove that rule.He introduced me to some other fine musicians whose talent and musicianship has enhanced these songs. Thank you Martin, Malcolm and Niles; you just “got it”.