Sometime back I was asked to lend some vocals to my friend's new song, which is *very* Beatlesque in the best way.
So, here is the song "The Happy Place" by Geoffrey Raines. Click on THIS to hear it. Or, you can visit bardomusic.com and listen to the entire EP.
I have also lent a hand to a few other projects, both of which I think you will like - one of which is knee deep in the spirit of Macca Beatles. I will keep you posted when I hear more about those releases.
Since dropping the last and presumably final Famous Groupies album, I have had time to dig even deeper into Patrick's notes, song books, tapes and sheet music. There is a wealth of good material here, but I could spend a lifetime trying to get it all 'out there' properly and I'd probably fail miserably. I doubt there is enough time. So, I had a thought.
I've been cobbling together as much of the better recordings that I could find. That is to say, the actual recordings for the many demo's and ideas that Patrick himself had recorded between the years 1968 and 1980. I very much like the idea of releasing those recordings - as is- for his fan base to digest and ponder.
Anyway, its still in negotiation with my family, and a few of us don't much care for the idea of releasing Patrick's material in this way, and I can respect and appreciate their point of view. So, this may or may not even happen, but I am hoping that it does. I will keep you all posted should I have any good news in the future.
Meanwhile, I have been making my own recordings of the aforementioned songs, and perhaps I will release my versions of those songs - if everyone is onboard with that idea as well. They are just simple demos of me working out Patrick's material on my own...with a guitar or piano. Nothing polished, mind you.
I will say, I did indeed stumble onto this behemoth of a song, an epic concoction of many songs rolled into one. I suppose I would compare it to 'Backseat of My Car' meets 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey'. I've spent a week on that song alone, just trying to figure it all out -much like a jigsaw puzzle. If anything, I would love to track that one proper and share it. Its just too good to be sitting in a footlocker.
Thoughts and scribbles