Monday, 10 August 2009

New free downloads: Not The One and Starting Line (live at the Octagon album launch at Orchard Studios)

There are two new songs available to download for free on my download of the week podcast:

This week's podcast song is something a bit different. I had a couple of songs which I had in mind to record for this week, both of which I needed to finish writing and play through a few times. However when I picked up the guitar I started messing around with a few chords and within an hour this song was written and recorded straight onto the Voice Memos app on my iPhone. The quality is surprisingly good!

I thought about adding a few things to the song, and can hear space in the song for a bit of bass, strings and picked guitar, and I've left room near the end for a guitar solo. I thought I'd leave the podcast version as just the raw demo, recorded as one take purely using the iPhone which I emailed to my computer for iTunes to convert to MP3. It was all written and recorded within around an hour this afternoon, 10 August 2009.

Let me know what you think.

Last week's download is still available. Here's the details:


It's been a year since I launched the Octagon album at the Edinburgh Festival. Before heading to the festival, I held some launch events in Cheshire including a full band gig at Orchard Studios where some of the album was recorded.

This week's download is taken from that session featuring Fluff on violin, Roy Martin on drums, Nigel Stonier on bass and vocals, Dan Logan on guitar, and myself on guitar and vocals. The sound is taken from the video shoot, and you can find the videos from the launch event at

Dayve Dean free download of the week podcast


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