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New Acoustic Cover You’re The Best Thing by D:Ream

Posted on 5 Jan 2017

As today is my birthday, for the craic I decided to turn a 90’s dance song into an acoustic cover inspired by my wife. She left me a lovely message today which reminded me of this song so I thought, what the hell. I’ll give it a shot. D:Ream were the original version.  I just found out the band were Northern Irish and that Professor Brian Cox played Keyboards with them on Top Of The Pops. Gas.

Baby’s In Black Video

Posted on 6 Nov 2013

Here’s a a video of a song called Baby’s In Black , which I’ve been working on for the Dublin Beatles Festival. It runs from Thursday to Sunday and I’ll be playing on Thursday in the Gresham Hotel and The Oval at 9.30pm,( where John and Ringo had a pint) and on Saturday in The grand Social at 2pm and Filmbase at 3pm. There’s loads going on between  bands and plays and Yellow Submarines and all the rest. Enjoy and Share if you like it.

Halting videos!

Posted on 24 Jul 2013

I hope all’s good. I’ve decided to take a break from My Youtube series while I sort out finishing the mixes for my new album. But you can catch up with the 26 videos I did on my Youtube channel: 13 Originals here and 13 Covers here. Enjoy!

I’ll definitely be getting some more videos for the new album to tie along with it and I’m chatting with a director about a video for Cur an Long Seol at the moment. So subscribe to the Youtube page or the blog here via RSS or join the aul mailing list to stay in the know.

Ingrid Bergman – Cover

Posted on 4 Jul 2013

Well here’s the song Ingrid Bergman, which originally came from the album Mermaid Avenue album by Billy Bragg and Wilco. Beautiful Album. I love the laid back half finger-picking half strumming of this one. It was that, the wonderful melody and the volcano that drew me to learning this song years back. We’ve sung it a lot at The Lazy Band’s gigs over the years and I used to play it with The Mongrels before that too.

Anyway I hope you enjoy my version of it. You can skip the waffle by clicking on the box in the video.


Feelin Groovy – Cover Song Thursday

Posted on 23 May 2013

Feelin’ Groovy, The 59th Street Bridge Song is today’s Cover Song Thursdays’ video. I find that singing this song lightens the mood and is a bit of craic whenever I play it. I hope it does the same for your day! Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s version is obviously the original and I’ve learned so much from artists like these over the years. They are as we say in Dublin, ledgebags!