Wednesday, 28 March 2012

New Track: Rainy Home Song

Rainy Home Song is now live! 

You can listen on SoundCloud: 

I actually wrote the track a few years ago when I was living abroad for part of my degree, in Illinois USA. We'd been having a particularly rainy summer in the Yorkshire Dales before I went away (back in 2007), and so the change in weather was quite apparent to me - as far as I remember it was dry most of the time, with occasional storms, as opposed to regular drizzle! Despite having one of the most enjoyable years of my life so far, I still got home-sick, mostly missing family and friends, and I did actually think of home every time it rained! So I wrote a song about it.

I have adapted the song somewhat from its initial form, chopping out a few verses and changing the guitar style around (if you used to listen on MySpace back in the day you my have heard an older version, I know a few people have!). On this recording I play an acoustic guitar in an open D tuning, and sing lead vocals/harmonies. Cello is played by Katie Hall, viola by Luke Waterfield, and the recording was produced by Liam Gaughan. I owe them all a massive thank you!

The track will feature on the finished album, which is well on the way, with lots more recording planned over the next few weeks. Everything is still very much in progress and I'd really appreciate some feedback, so do let me know what you think and any suggestions you have. My email is or you can message/comment on SoundCloud, or on Facebook.

Coming very soon will be some footage from the gig last week, where Luke, Katie and I performed this track alongside 5 others, will let you know when it's online.

There's a few other tracks up on SoundCloud as well, they're all pretty laid-back so if you want to relax to some music give them a whirl! Hope you enjoy listening x

Monday, 26 March 2012



The debut E.P. of a band I play with - Box Box Box - have just released 3 recordings available online NOW!

The first 100 downloads are free, and are available exclusively at:

Or, if you come down to one of our gigs and ask nicely, we might give you a free CD :) 

Monday, 19 March 2012

Latest News...

I have recorded a cover version of the song 'The Rose', which was written by Amanda McBroom and made famous by Bette Midler, but has been covered by several artists. It's a beautiful song; it was first introduced to me by my singing teacher when I was a teenager, and I've loved it ever since. I decided to adapt the piano arrangement and add some subtle vocal harmonies towards the end, and you can listen to it here:

The recording process for my first album is still on the way, and we're hoping to get a lot done during April. So far one track, "Rainy Home Song" is pretty much complete, just doing a mix of it and I will be posting it online very soon, so keep a look out! I'm really excited about it and would love some feedback on it.

This week I have my first gig in a while performing my own material - and the first time ever that I will be accompanied by Luke and Katie on viola/violin and cello (respectively). They are both amazing and will also feature a lot on the album, including "Rainy Home Song". The gig is on Friday 23rd March from 8pm onwards, at Bar Loco in Newcastle (which is on Leazes Park Road just round the corner from St James's Park). Free entry! For those of you on facebook, more info here:!/events/234440663315391/

In other news, one of the bands I play in - 'Box Box Box' (fronted by Greg Genre) - have also been doing a spot of recording. This weekend we finished recording our first ever demo/EP, with 3 really fun tunes to get you into the mood for Spring!! Just a final mix to do and then it will be unleashed upon the world. In the meantime, if you've never heard our music you can get the general idea on our bandcamp page:
Or catch one of our gigs - we will be playing Bar Loco this Thursday 22nd, and Thursday 29th March.

All recordings have been done by the massively talented Liam Gaughan, who is based in Newcastle. I would highly recommend him, and since I'm posting so many links here is his website:

I think that's it for now, hope you enjoy "The Rose" and hope to see you soon.

Meghann :)