I Found Home

Recorded the acoustic version of this song on Tuesday the 9th of January 2017. This is the link to have a listen. It’s available at the end of this blogpost too.

We mulled over bits and pieces before Ritchie turned on the recording software and after 2 or 3 false starts… too slow… not quite reggae style… a bit more country music vibe but upbeat… we accidentally recorded the perfect version of this song. It’s not perfect, but it’s still the perfect version of ‘I found home’.

When I listened to the playback, the stark, unvarnished truth in the lyrics accompanied by a rumba-like dance rhythm in the guitar, it pierced my heart. There’s nothing hidden, but it still manages to uplift and inspire while at the same time acknowledging the many many failures and disappointments found on my journey through life.

I found home on the road… in the music… and with very close and good friends. It’s more important than money or fame or success in any business venture… for me, simple and genuine contentment is all I ever really wanted from life… and that’s the truth that you will hear in this song.

I hope it uplifts and inspires you to find your own source of true contentment… whatever it is for you.
Listen to I Found Home for free on Soundcloud. We actually recorded 4 songs that night, they’re on a mini-album that’ll be available everywhere online by the 15th of January 2017. Hope you enjoy it.

Christmas Sing! at St. Mary’s Church

Had a great time singing with Emily Peasgood at the Quarterhouse in Folkestone last week. Looking forward to performing at St. Mary’s Church in the town centre this Sunday the 10th of December. I’ll be joining the Ashford Arts Centre Pop Choir with uplifting songs of the season, Ashford Folk will be sharing some cheerful tunes, ACT! Drama Club (from the Acting and Technique class at Ashford Community Theatre), the wonderful soprano Judith Smith and her singing partner Peter Whibley alongside their accompanist Julia Mook, Sam Williams will play some glorious piano tunes and Ritchie Swann will be playing acoustic Christmas tunes on guitar. It’s all for a fantastic cause– to support Ashford Arts Centre.

Hope to see you there.