Bluebird Parade - Songs from the Headland album cover

Birth Announcement

20 months in the making – not the world’s quickest gestation period – and here at last.  We’re very proud to announce the arrival of Songs from the Headland and can’t wait to share our love, energy, and hard work with you.  So let’s get busy promoting: Please join us for the album launch gig […]

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Teshekkür ederim

This will be a short, but heart-felt post in between sleep and waking and work and music.  If you are a regular visitor to this website or our Facebook page, you may have noticed some new and rather good band publicity photos making an appearance – Clash-y ones for our Specialized charity single, outdoor vignettes atop […]

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Download Festival?

This post started back in May with the working title, “Post-Election Blues”, but I never got around to finishing it, and thankfully things have moved on since then.  The new title refers not to this weekend’s Download Festival – we aren’t that genre-busting -, but to a veritable day of celebration next weekend.   On […]

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Song Bio #3: Brother and Sister

If Brother and Sister sounds familiar, that is because it is the only song on the new album that we’ve recorded before.  Since The Wednesday Night Island, however, it has fittingly metamorphosed into a gig-closing rapture of flugel and darkness, so we have decided to give it another outing.  The rough idea for the track, first […]

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Song Bio #2: From the Headland

Ironically, unlike half a dozen of the other tracks on this album, the music for this wasn’t conceived at the Anglesey retreat for which it is named.  It was the last song that Jon wrote before we started recording, an afterthought in 12/8 inspired by a late-night session listening to Ron Sexsmith.  I find the time signature irresistible, […]