Sunday, 31 October 2010

Delta Maid

Delta Maid is an amazing singer-songwriter who I saw live at the Isle of Wight festival earlier this year. I conducted an interview with her via myspace a few months ago. Here it is!

What was performing at the Isle of Wight like?

Performing at the Isle of Wight was awesome, it was my first big festival to play at and although it was quite daunting, the atmosphere and the crowd's reception made me feel completely at home. I had a blast, would love to do it next year!

What have you been up to since?

Since then live wise I've been doing the festival circuit, some memorable ones included Hard Rock Calling and T in the Park and iTunes although they were all immense! I've had a ball this summer, there's nothing better than playing live so it's been incredible and there's still more to come. Aside from gigging I've been locked away at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool recording my debut album and this week we are in the final stages of mixing. I just can't wait for people to hear it now, I'm really proud of the end result!

What are your immediate plans?

Right now I'm working on rehearsing with a band and then after that gig, gig gig!! I feel really blessed to be doing what I love and it's great!

You can check out Delta at

Friday, 22 October 2010


Hello all, this is a very unusual post indeed. I usually promote other bands and artists on this blog, but in this post I am promoting myself! I have formed a band called The Painted Cat with Luke Robinson. We are a folk/blues duo who write our own songs and play our own instruments.

We've just started recording in Luke's home studio so we have a very raw sound right now.

Our sound has been likened to Pentangle and Incredible String Band

If you'd like to have a look and listen, please hop over to

Many thanks!


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Lou Reed and Velvet Underground

I think that more people need to be aware of Lou Reed and Velvet Underground. I've only just started really getting into them.

Not the greatest example of Lou Reed's creativity but a great piece of music, from David Lynch's 'Lost Highway' OST. The original was by Ben E King and The Drifters. I think this is one of those rare occasions where a cover is better than the original.

By the way, happy 70th birthday John Lennon, and my respects go out to Yoko Ono, a true Real Music fan!