composer

I have been composing since i was 6 years old. Below is a selection of some of my songs, instrumental,electro acoustic compositions and arrangements from solo projects, The BeauBowBelles and Bowjangles.

This is a selection of some of the works from my song cycle 'Idyll'. Music and song written all about Poppyland, an area on the North Norfolk coast where I grew up. Inspired by note books written by my great aunt Kit Hood in 1910 full of stories, lyrics, field names and other 'country miscellaneuos' transcribed from locals living in what was a very rural area at the time. Some of the songs from this cycle are available to download from my shop. Some I have yet to record and there are still some that I haven't yet written.. This song cycle will be a life long project!
Down The Road Maximal Aerobic Power Mix Official Music Video 2020
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The BeauBowBelles

Down The Road Maximal Aerobic Power Mix Official Music Video 2020

Down The Road wasn’t the song we thought we’d be releasing this summer. We’ve never even played it live together! It was recorded at the end of last year and put on the back burner to be finished - edited/produced/mixed at a later date. But then Covid happened and this song just said it all. Currently as a band we are seperated by 1000s of miles and limited by technology and time but we still wanted to have a video with all of us in it. Hope you enjoy! Whilst many peoples’ lives our returning to some sort of normal we have had all our gigs either cancelled or postponed till next year losing us our main revenue and the main reason we make music. The song is available on all the usual platforms but we get a bit more £ from bandcamp so buying from there would be cool for us. ✌🏻 http://thebeaubowbelles.bandcamp.com/track/down-the-road Down The Road was inspired by a personal feeling of loss, separation, grief and desperate hopeful optimism. That personal experience has now become everyone’s experience. https://open.spotify.com/album/0xKXOo7inyi0tYNHGFOysL?si=YK514_kITb-4YuoIU7ka5g http://thebeaubowbelles.bandcamp.com/track/down-the-road https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08B5H52T9/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_icE9EbYKEAVX5 We all need something to look forward to. We miss each other dreadfully. We miss our families dreadfully. We miss playing music together. We miss playing live. Let’s hope we see you all Down The Road soon. https://music.apple.com/gb/album/down-the-road-maximal-aerobic-power-mix-single/1518436531 PS. For those of you who came to us via the folk byways, don’t be too scared! We decided to release this “Anaerobic Power Mix” first because it was just too much fun not to!This is a lyric video for our new single
THE BBBS WEIGHTLESS {OFFICIAL} A New Song From The BeauBowBelles About Our Inner Ugly Voice
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The BeauBowBelles

THE BBBS WEIGHTLESS {OFFICIAL} A New Song From The BeauBowBelles About Our Inner Ugly Voice

AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM 1/5/19 https://thebeaubowbelles.bandcamp.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/weightless-single/1458385828 https://open.spotify.com/album/1sZOnIYAFhahCAN6eJm5o7 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Weightless-BeauBowBelles/dp/B07NWJ6QDJ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=weightless+the+beaubowbelles&qid=1558339750&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull or from all the other usual places (Itunes, Amazon, Spotify etc) Please SUBSCRIBE and SHARE SHARE SHARE! The new single Weightless from The BeauBowBelles sets a new pace and intensity for the band. Weightless is about the internal struggles of an over anxious mind forever living in fear of the ugly voice that constantly attempts to undermine and separate you from the world. Leaving behind the swing elements of some of their previous recordings this song is rooted in the alternative contemporary folk genre with a hint of Nordic folk. This lyrical content is far darker and more soul baring than any of their previous songs. Retaining the close-part harmonies, driving rhythms and soulful melodies that they have been known for. Weightless professes a maturity in their song writing, production and performance. Recorded and produced by the awesome David Holmes at Soup Studios at Lightship 95. www.soupstudio.co.uk Lyrics Ankle deep in one inch sleep These shallow shores my soul do keep Beyond the wall a Siren's call No one to hear my silent fall My edges are curling, turning brown I woke up dreaming upside down Fear it came and staked its claim I held my breath In that breath I came undone In that moment I was... In that breath I came undone In that moment I was weightless. Hear that thudding thumping drum My heart it beats, a bloody gun. Past regrets Hang crystal clear Your ugly voice is all I hear My edges are burning, turning black Keep on marching, don't look back Fear it came and left its stain, I held my breath. http://thebeaubowbelles.com https://thebeaubowbelles.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/thebeaubowbelles https://www.facebook.com/thebeaubowbelles https://www.instagram.com/thebeaubowbelles https://twitter.com/beaubowbelles The BeauBowBelles are a band who have struggled for 9 years with people being unable to say, spell or remember their name! For the record it is pronounced “bow bow bells” and their fans just know them as The BBBs! Recently they toyed with the idea of changing their name but decided they would rather spend their precious little time together writing songs rather than doing more admin… So, The BBBs first came together in early 2010 as a female vintage 3 part harmony group focusing mainly on cutesy covers as well as a few original songs. Over the past 9 years the band has grown up and evolved into something almost unrecognisable from those early whimsical days. The describe themselves as Swing Folk as their music inhabits both the story telling depth and heart of contemporary English folk with the more bawdy thumping accents of gypsy swing. All sung in beautiful three part harmony and underpinned by their classical music background. Since they first started they’ve released two records in 2013 (To the Moon) and 2015 (A Thing of Reality) but despite fairly regular performances there has been no new releases until now. The last few years has seen some disruption with a line up change (original member Ros Wilks being replaced by Mitch McGugan) as well as a few births along the way. But 2019 brings the release of their first record in 4 years, a series of singles starting with Weightless (01/05/2019). Bertie on Weightless “I think most of us have a sense of that ugly voice that feeds your fears. It’s insidious and sneaky, tricking you into thinking everything it says is real. It’s like being gaslighted by your own thoughts. For me the anxiety has always been about performing. I used to get terrible stage fright and i would obsess about it, getting myself into such a state of terror. I was convinced I was broken, that there was something terribly wrong with me and that it was unavoidable and no one understood. When it was at its worst I would feel disconnected from everything and everyone and beyond help.”