and Starlings and Sparrows have been out and about.
In January I played MK11′s Sunday sessions with Rich joining me for a few songs, we have also played A session with Chris at the coachmakers arms, Feast of Folk and I played The Sunset Lounge on my own. Been great to get out and play, meeting some fab people along the way.
A few songs from the two shows at MK11 have been recorded and I’ve added them to a playlist which you can check out:
Illness and surgery meant I had to cancel a Starlings and Sparrows gig before I’d even announced it. Which is a shame. I’ve used the recovery time to continue exploring Blackout Poetry (you can see everything on my instagram https://instagram.com/arty_things_by_dan/.
I’ve enjoyed this so much, that I am working on to launching http://www.artythingsbydan.uk so you can get some original blackout poetry for your home.
Hope that you have all had a great Christmas and are gearing up for a fun New Year. Thought I owed a quick update from the SaS camp.
After a few open mic shows in Oct/Nov, I’ve been in hiding. In between a manic work and personal schedule I’ve been working on a fistful of songs that I’m looking forward to sharing with you over 2015.
Titles include; Our moon, Possum, I wanted, Lullaby, Today, Angel. There are also heap load more works in progresses, ideas and shells for songs building up, so hoping for Starlings and Sparrows to have a fantastic 2015.
I’ve not pushed on ensemble front in this time, but have experimented with adding to the sound and I’m busy practicing with my ‘kick snare’ (not sure that’s a thing) and foot tambourine. It’ll be a while before those take to the stage!
Been working through lots of songs, and now have a hatful of unfinished songs to still work through and a fistful of finished songs, the first of which has now been shared – listen to battles now
I’ve spent some time blooding new material live at The Sunset Lounge (both on guitar and uke – the guitar was ill advised) as well as doing some open rehearsals with Rich and our good friend The Plucky Haggis