– NEW ALBUM ALERT –
Surprise folks! Today I release my seventh album – Adeline (The Early Years).
Those who have been following my solo ‘career’ for the past two decades may remember that I started playing under the moniker of ‘Adeline’ (name inspired by Elliott Smith) from 2001-2004, when I decided to branch out on my own. It did take me a few years to be comfortable and brave enough to perform under my own name. However, those formative years as Adeline was such a fun time and became an important part of my development as a songwriter, musician and band leader. So many lessons learnt and unforgettable memories made, many with the main people in the Adeline circle of Tom Sowonja, Paul Traynor, Chris Duffy, Dan Nash & Matt Everingham. This collection of songs (recorded as live as possible to tape in 2003) are ones that I’m still incredibly proud of and is a true snapshot of my life at the time. A guy in his early 20’s, finding his way through the ebbs and flows of love, adulthood and attempts at making music his livelihood (didn’t quite hit that goal!). Pretty certain we have all been there though.
An extra special offshoot of this release was being able to reunite with the members of Adeline over the past year and making music together again. We even recorded an unreleased track from 2004 titled ‘Saved’, with our good friend Tim Byron on Keys (Adeline’s missing link!) and Xavier Traynor (Saxophone), the 17 year old son of our drummer Paul. Talk about a full circle moment!
Thanks for giving your precious time to my songs again. I hope you get a little something out of them, in one form or another. To quote my hero Jeff Tweedy of Wilco – ‘Music is my savior. I was maimed by rock and roll’.
Much Love & Gratitude,