This video was shot and edited in one afternoon with the help of my neighbour Guy Lankester, who luckily didn’t really know what he was doing with my camera. This was perfect as I wanted it to be shaky and nicely out of focus in places to suit the mood of the song.The location is Walthamstow Marshes in east London.
It’s the first time I have ever edited a video before and my old PC was gently creaking under the strain… but I really enjoyed making it. A moment to remember was when the park warden tried to get all passive aggressive on us and then gave up and went away when told him we were taking my typewriter for a walk and asked if he wanted to be in the video.
This track is on my recently released 5th studio album ‘From The Ground Up’ which I really should tell more people about. Candy Parfitt is on backing vocals and I’m doing all the rest.
I am going to ease myself musically into the new year with a gig in Walthamstow on Thursday 19th January at The Hornbeam, my local community centre. A place brimming with excellent people, tasty seasonal locally grown food, ale, cake and art.
The plan is to do an early set for young families and then a second one later for everyone else. I think Basia and Caitlin are free which means violin and accordion. If anyone could nudge Candy to see if she can come and sing, I’d be grateful!
5.30-6.30pm kids’ kitchen family food time
6.30-7.30pm music family friendly set
8.30-9.30pm music 2nd set for grown ups!
I have a nice weekend coming up soon with four London gigs in three days. I can only tell you about two of them as the other couple are private, but if you haven’t ever been to Walthamstow Garden Party or the London Permaculture Festival, I can highly recommend both of them!