BEYOND SONGWRITING 101: THE DARK ART
SUN 2 MAR 2014
I'm looking forward to meeting some of you at my next Songwriting Workshop on Sun 2nd March 2014, to be held at Brady Music | The studio of legendary audio engineer Doug Brady.
For full details, visit the Tour Dates page or click here
Michael Spiby Release
Winter is a great time to be locked away in a recording studio, especially if the sparks are flying. Michael Spiby has been sweating it out amongst transformers, valves and hibernating dogs. And electrical leads. Enough leads that you can only vaguely make out the carpet beneath. “I made a promise to myself that as soon as I’ve finished cooking up the first single I’ll untangle the black spaghetti (and shave!).”
The first single ‘SoulbrotherTruckin’ Song’ is an abstract musical reflection on the life of Australian artist Albert Namatjira. “I’m obsessed by his journey, his dealings with the redneck ways of white culture and ultimate dislocation from his own traditional culture. Too big a topic for my humble pop song but that was the impetus.”
The process of recording this album has also been a journey for Spiby to rediscover his voice and connect his soul roots with contemporary writing. “It’s amazing how hard it can be navigating a way through to a fresh musical outcome. Staying fresh is always the challenge. That’s the fun bit.”
‘SoulbrotherTruckin’ Song’ is due for release late 2012.
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