Messing With My Head

Lou Armer – Messing With My Head

This is a brand new tune I’ve been working on. It’s not the final mix but I thought I’d share it for those of you that missed it on The Mainstream this morning. And to prove I’m not just living the high life here in Boston!

Featuring Craig Robertson on guitar who also recorded and mixed it.

Song of the Week: Week 4 ~ Dancing Shoes

Lou Armer – Dancing Shoes (Rough Demo)

I’ve ummed and ahed about posting this… It’s one of the songs that I wrote last year. It’s very rough, more of a sketch than anything and probably goes on a bit too long but sod it.

Next up will be a brand new song once I’ve finished wrestling it into shape.

Ready for Love ~ free mp3 download!

I was really chuffed to have my song featured in the Levenshulme video entry for the Mary Portas Pilot Fund. So I’ve decided to give it away as a free download, rough and ready as it is.

Song of the Week: Week Three ~ Sad Song

Lou Armer – Sad Song

Yes, yes, I know, I’m very behind with my song a week project. I’m still determined to have a fair old crack at it though, even if I am a bit creative with my time keeping. I have a whole backlog of stuff to share with you so don’t give up on me yet.

Some of you may have heard this song before. I posted the demo here when I first recorded it. I did this version for the CD that accompanies the latest What Do Ukulele Players Eat cookbook compiled by Rose Turtle Ertler. Thanks to Craig Robertson who mixed it for me.

What Do Ukulele Players Eat #2 contains 22 recipes from ukulele players from around the world, including Armelle Europe (France), Rodrigo Lemos (Brazil), Maitake (Japan), Alan Soo (Singapore) and Brittni Paiva (Hawaii) to name but a few. You can also check out my own recipe for Raspberry Bakewell Cake.

The book also comes with a 20 track CD of music by the contributors. Illustrations are by Skylaar Amann (I’m a big fan of her UkuLuLu comics).

Copies will be available to buy any day now via Rose’s website. But if you want one, be quick! The last lot sold out in no time. My copy arrived this morning and I think Rose has done a great job. Now, what’s for tea?

Sad Song

I know it’s been a while since I last posted. I set this site up in the midsts of my dad dying. I think subconsciously I knew I had a long winter ahead and I wanted to give myself something positive to concentrate on when I returned home. Now I am home, I’m taking things really slowly but I am spending a lot of time in the studio, so you can expect to see this site developing at last. This is a song I wrote during those last weeks with my dad. It’s also the first outing of the Horncastle melodica.

Sad Song:

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Ready for Love!

Well, it’s about time I had my own site. A proper site I mean, so here I am. I’ve had a scrapbook on Tumblr for a couple of years now, which I love and will continue to maintain. A girl still needs somewhere to rant and post pictures of cats. This site is more about me & my music making, somewhere I can blog in more depth. I will probably write about other musical things along the way. It’s going to take me a while to get used to things around here so bear with me.

Speaking of music, here’s a demo of a new song I just recorded. It’s a bit rough around the edges and features some Les Dawson style playing on my newly acquired toy accordion (pictured).

I had no idea what notes I was playing but there’s something about it that I like, so I’ve kept it in for now.

Ready for Love (Demo):

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