It’s been a busy few weeks….
It’s been a very busy few weeks. Not that I’m complaining! I’ve been putting the finishing touches to my recordings. I’ve decided to release a 5 track EP to start, with a full album to follow later in the year. I’ve been lucky to have some very special guests perform on the recordings.
Last week Martin Harley stopped off in Leeds as part of his spring UK Tour. I stole him for a couple of hours and he kindly laid down some slide guitar on a chilled out number called “Make Hay While The Sun Shines”.
Martin has been getting alot of press recently and you can see him on the cover of this months Guitarist magazine, listed as one of the worlds top slide players alongside Derek Trucks!
I also had some familiar faces in the Studio – Joe and Dave Dunwell – singing backing vocals on another track from the EP called “Joanna”. This was quite a surreal experience as its usually me singing backing vocals for them! Anyway it added the icing that the track needed and I’m excited for you all to hear the finished song!
In other news, I have my first solo shows coming up next week! March 22nd in Leeds and March 25th in London. Check my events page for more details http://guitarhanson.com/tour-dates/
I’m really excited to be back out playing live again. I’ve assembled a great set of musicians to play with me and expect to hear songs from my new album, as well as a few cool songs by other bands, and maybe even a couple of Dunwells tunes! Both shows are free entry. I will be announcing more dates soon.
Finally I wanted to say a massive congratulations to my friend Georgia Harrup. She’s through to the final 12 contestants on this years The Voice UK on BBC 1. I’ve been watching her performances and I honestly think she has a good shot at winning the competition, which would be well deserved as she has an amazing voice and is a truly talented and individual artist. I’ve been helping with her youtube campaign, and as you’ll see at the end of this latest video we always have a good laugh when playing together. I’m looking forward to doing more work with Georgia soon.
Please keep all the facebook comments and tweets coming. I love to hear what you’re all up to and always reply personally. Also if you want to join my mailing list, I will be offering a special bonus track for free once the recordings are released! Sign Up Here
All the Best