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New Beneva Album

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It’s been a little while since my last news item, but I’ve been busy with various music projects. Firstly, the new Beneva album has started with ‘BEN’ett and ‘EVA’ns self-penned songs - and I’m recording with them at Coventry’s Moonbase Studio. We’re continuing this week, mixing the first two tracks recorded. It been, so far, a very productive process and the songs have evolved considerably with some excellent writing from Malc & Nathan plus some inspirational evolution of them in the studio, from all three of us.
In particular, I’m really looking forward to completing and listening to the end result of “Miles Part”, which I think will be a classic - and if Beneva had some serious airplay, would surely be a very successful hit.

Malc & I played the open air festival near Stourbridge last week, called Wasselstock. We played the Claptout & Acoustic set to a great and large audience. We even had ex-Birmingham Poet Laureate, Spoz, join us on tambourine for one song! I think it’s fair to say, with the addition of super weather and real ale, the event was very enjoyable and successful.
Well done to the organiser, Mark Moran, who also arranged fund raising for “Help the Heroes”, a fantastic charity.
Unfortunately, I am having to move to next year, the release of my ‘dual albums’ - Friends & Family and Skidderslectric due to other musical commitments, but it is a project I do not want to rush and produce a less than perfect result.
Until next time - take care and “kep out the os rord”!