Here is a lovely new remix of our song “The Person You Want Me To Be” performed by the hugely talented Graham Lough:
A jazz piano number only available on Music video (just now). Check out the video in the Music Video section. You can buy the sheet music to the song here:
so, last year was just a total wipe out. Didn’t get anything done. Didn’t do anything. But I’m trying to do some more now. I laid down some bass and organ tracks for Andy Wyper’s new project. More news soon. I also made some music videos for the remixes of “in line” and “pay cheque” – they’re on YouTube – search : yellowbentinesmusic. Just now I’m working on an old song that I wrote with CC back in the day. I’ve changed the lyrics as they were CC’s. Give it a month and we’ll see how it comes together. Peace ✌
I’ve decided just to keep the bagpipes out of the Bentines side of things and just focus on the the accordion for now. I’m still not quite up to speed with the set yet but when I am the plan will be to do some gigs first, build a band and then record. This could take the whole year, I hope not but it could. More to follow.
I’m getting the Bagpipe set all set. Getting the pages in order so I can practice the way that it’s going to be on the album.
Ok. I’m going start recoding some of the pipe tunes soon. Little by little. Might be a first draft. Might not be. Is going to be hard work but I’m up for the challenge.
Keeping going with the old accordion. Is fun but why do the songs have to be so fast. The wood block on the metronome is worn out. Anyway I doubt there will be any gigs this year as I’m not at a performance level yet.
So. I’m still at the ceilidh set. Practising away on the accordion but after listening to Jimmy Shand and some other ceilidh bands on Spotify I realise that I’ll need to speed most of the sets up, a lot. I’ve got the Dashing White Sargent pegged in at around 200 bmp and I’ve only been playing it at 120ish. So not quite back to the drawing board but there is work to be done. In saying that my waltzes are fine locked in at 130 bmp.
Got up today. Got on ma kilt, Christmas hat and tinsel. Then went and played my first gig with the Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band. Was good apart for the fact that my shoelace came undone.
FYI. I’m still practising.