‘Over All’ now available on Spotify & iTunes

I recently came across Routenote, an online distributor – a way to get tracks onto Spotify etc. – without any upfront fees, so I tried it out with a track I thought I’d mixed pretty well, and which wanted to add to a playlist of songs we’re introducing at church over the next few months. Lo and behold, it turned up under a week a […]

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New Song: Beautiful Forever

New Song: Beautiful Forever

In February a group of musicians from our church had the privilege to lead the singing at a women’s conference in FeG Ettlingen, and introduce a brand new song we’d written for the occasion. Im Februar hatte eine Musikteam aus unserer Gemeinde das Privileg, bei einer Frauenkonferenz in FeG Ettlingen den Lobpreis leiten. Wir einführte einer neuen Song, den wir für diesen Konferenz geschrieben haben. The […]

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New #TwentyFourteenProject song from November

I didn’t skip November, but I suppose it’s a sign of how dissatisfied I am with November’s song, that I haven’t uploaded it until now (or that the past few weeks were very busy) Here it is.. not my best, but as ever, a helpful aspect of the bigger project:

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Anchor – new #TwentyFourteenProject song from October

I’m a bit late posting this, but here’s the #TwentyFourteenProject song I wrote back in October:

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New #TwentyFourteenProject song: All in all

New #TwentyFourteenProject song: All in all

Here’s a simple song I whipped up in September for my #TwentyFourteenProject based loosely around Colossians 3 (sadly I ran out of time to figure out a bridge for v18 😛 )

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#TwentyFourteenProject song from August: Bear Your Name

#TwentyFourteenProject song from August: Bear Your Name

I was in Australia for most of August, but I managed to squeeze in some time on the piano for some songwriting, and I managed to come up with what I think is still really a first draft. I didn’t want to leave a gap in my youtube playlist, so here’s a really quick, one-take demo of the song where it’s at:

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#TwentyFourteenProject July: Overcome

#TwentyFourteenProject July: Overcome

Oops, I forgot to post about last month’s new #TwentyFourteenProject song before I flew out.. good thing I’d uploaded the recordings.   I struggled with July’s song. I didn’t get any solid ideas until late in the month, so I didn’t have so long to develop it. If I was to use this song in the future, I’d probably go back and rework the verse […]

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#TwentyFourteenProject: The Half-Way mark

#TwentyFourteenProject: The Half-Way mark

This project was a pretty crazy idea, but I’m glad I’ve pushed through, as I’ve learnt a lot, and feel that the results have been good. It’s half-way through, and so here’s a little look back with a playlist of the 6 songs I wrote this year (as part of the project.. I actually have done two others outside of it.. but more on those […]

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New #TwentyFourteenProject song from June: You have done it all

I’m a week late it posting  my new #TwentyFourteenProject song from June… Last month was hard. It’s half-way through the project, and I really had to push through the fatigue and feeling of being out of ideas. This is what I ended up with:

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Some reflections on my songwriting

Some reflections on my songwriting

I’m in the process of setting up a new file system and backup, and as part of that I’m moving my songwriting files and archives across to a new drive. Over the last couple of hours I’ve been enjoying looking and listening back to old stuff and some more recent stuff. My first really productive time of songwriting was back in the first half of […]

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Writing songs from scripture

Writing songs from scripture

Ross Hutto has written a really helpful post on worship song writing which is worth checking out. Most, if not all of my worship songs come directly from scripture. There’s a plethora of ideas and in my opinion the best source for writing songs for worship. So, I try and read scripture. A lot of it. I don’t mean legalistically, but it’s a great idea […]

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#TwentyFourteenProject May: You have raised me up

#TwentyFourteenProject May: You have raised me up

It’s time for a new #TwentyFourteenProject song again… In May I wanted to try something a bit different, and get away from the usual four-on-the-floor I gravitate towards. The nice jazzy tone of my Gretsch helped pull out some old Ska influence. The result was a bit of fun, based on Ephesians 2… it’s far from perfect, and I see that I need to spend […]

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