The Butterfly Effect
(is gonna save me).
Hesser and Darke’s
House of Nutters.
Saddam, bad man.
The Bush Tango.
The Stinky-Pants Fairy.
Back in the band days, coming over all Woody Allen in
This was my final attempt at being a rock star! A fourpiece band consisting of me, Ben Francis, Neil Shervell, and Chris Gambold. The tracks I’ve selected also feature guest musicians too numerous to mention other than to say they’re all super chaps and it wouldn’t sound half as good without them.
came so close to a deal with the Butterfly Effect: Six record labels
interested, a large following, and a band tightened by playing across
From Caned and Able:
first proper band (the only one I was the right age in). The production’s clunky and loose – it was
all analogue back then and the studio used to run on steam – but there’s a
vigour to the music that more than makes up for it, and by the time we
recorded these songs for our third self-released album “Are we having fun
yet?”, we were working as a tight unit.
The personnel were Mark Johnston,
Written but (as yet) unsold..
These two pieces are here because the first one is my personal favourite of all my songs, and the second is an example of my writing for other lyricists – it’s a section of the Odyssey set to music for a stage production. Both these tracks feature my sister’s startling vocals.
Songs from Slick
From “Slick”, 1992-1995.
Slick, which was written with