Monday, 22 May 2017

Next Old Mill Open Mic night is this Thursday

ill be hosting the next Old Mill Open Mic night at The Old Mill in Alsager this Thursday with Dan Logan. Come along and join in if you can!


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Open Mic Tonight

Open mic tonight with Dan and Pete at The Railway in Alsager. Time to try out some new songs!


Monday, 2 January 2017

Northbound Winds (demo 1 January 2017)

A new song for the new year, this is a demo of Northbound Winds

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve

Gigging in an inflatable pub this evening! Very exciting way to end the year :-)




Sunday, 1 March 2015

Rainy weekends, songwriting, electric guitar and looping pedal

I realised over the past few years that I've not given myself enough time to do the enjoyable parts of music making such as just chilling with a guitar and writing a new song. So have set myself a bit of a challenge to write a new song every week. 


I'm already running a little behind my schedule but the idea is to give myself time to experiment, get some ideas down and hopefully something good will come out of it. 


I've had quite a quiet weekend for a change with just one live show in so have been playing with electric guitar and a looping pedal, which are things that I've been wanting to play with for some time. 


Time will tell if anything useful comes out of me messing around with them but I can certainly think of worse ways to spend a rainy weekend. Next job: introduce myself to the world of guitar effects!


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Happy Christmas

It's Christmas Eve and there have been a few fun news stories suggesting taking kids out to watch the International Space Station go overhead and telling them that it's Santa flying over.

I don't have kids and am on my own this evening but I wandered into the park by my house to watch it happen and it was surprisingly enchanting. It's great to watch it go over at any time but tonight the sun was taking the last of the light away with it and the moon was looking magical. So it helped to inspire a new song which I've called Space Station. It also gives a slight nod to a line or two in A New England which I've covered in my live set for a few years. 

I've recorded a rough demo on the iPad which I've uploaded to SoundCloud. Check it out on the embedded code below or visit http://SoundCloud.com/dayvedean. 

Happy Christmas to all :-)


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Alsager Music Festival today

I'm playing at the Alsager Music Festival today. My main show is at 3pm at The Meir Inn but this morning I've been busking around the town. Lots of fun!

Had a great time at the festival last year (check out www.youtube.com/dayvedean for the videos) when I was playing the Sunken Garden Stage on the main festival site, Milton Park, with Dan Logan. This was all despite having heatstroke!

Thankfully feeling great today and looking forward to a fun day of music :-)