Listen Now – Spotify / Apple
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Join me online this evening and we can listen to my new acoustic record for the first time together…
Just grab a drink, get settled in and hit play at 7pm (BST) on the dot. I’ll post this flyer on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram just before and I’ll be on the comments/threads below to chat with you and discuss… well… whatever you like; first impressions of the songs, how we are all coping in a world gone mad… anything. You can ask questions, post photos, tell me what you think and help me pick a lead track to make a video for.
As we are all stuck in on a Friday night, we might as well do it together eh?
Chat you in a bit… Cheers MJC x
Happy Friday folks… We may have to stay in tonight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a jive. Here’s ‘The Race Is On’, from the recently released covers EP ‘4 x 4 x 1’ that I made with Gary Pennick and some other great musicians during the lockdown.
Only available on Bandcamp
And don’t worry, in the interest of safety, we ‘social distanced’ by around 80 miles in the making of this video… Cheers MJC x
Surprise release – ‘4 x 4 x 1‘ – The first in a series of covers EPs
Here we have it… I’ve been collaborating with my good friend and bandmate Gary Pennick, through the wonders of technology, and we’ve been busy. Plans to do a covers project began before Christmas, while Gaz and myself were on a pub crawl around York. We thought we could have some fun recording songs we love and settled on the style of country rock. Not for purists by any means though, more for fans of rock n’ roll with a country twang. The lockdown has given us the time to get it off the ground, with this first EP, ‘4 x 4 x 1’ – 4 songs by 4 different artists.
As things progressed, we realised we needed to get a few more people involved who could work remotely, to do the songs justice. We reached out and got some incredibly talented musicians on board. The lineup on this EP features myself on acoustic guitar, upright bass, harmonica and vocals, Gaz on acoustic/electric guitars and backing vocals, Simon Hanson on drums, Barnaby Southgate on piano and accordion, Aaron Connelly on piano and organ, plus my brother Phil Cassidy on mandolin.
‘4 x 4 x 1’ is available on Bandcamp now, a fantastic platform for supporting independent artists during this difficult time, as you can pay more for the release if you wish. Today in particular, they are waving their revenue share, so please support any bands you love on there if you can.
I’m also putting the finishing touches to my other lockdown project, ‘The Isolation Tapes‘, a 10 track acoustic record of new original songs which you can pre-order now on digital, CD and with exclusive hand painted Lyric Art (just a few remaining).
Anyway, we hope this helps kill the quarantine blues for a little while…
Enjoy and stay safe. Cheers MJC x