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Includes clips from my project, from Cookeilidh and more!
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I know that Hayden did come to Victoria ages back as the friend who got me listening saw him here.
Makes me wonder if he got the name from Elk Lake which everyone passes on their way to Victoria.
Starting this series off is an older album that is so worth it I worked at a cafe that had it as required listening for when things got stressful. It is so superchill, well crafted and has still wonderful hooks that stay with you.
Start here and dive into Hayden’s discography that you may not have heard but really should…
Really excited to put this out!
Recorded here in Victoria Canada, this is the forth single from my album “The Goldblacks”. Click music section for purchasing link!
My first solo show just before my band Cookeilidh kicks in with St. Patricks week! Come out and groove to a variety of original and covers from myself, Cameron Lorenzo and the Mechanical Botanicals!
Written in 2018 and the third single from the upcoming The Goldblacks album. Video partly shot at Swan Lake Park, Victoria British Columbia Canada.
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I’m making a sort of online demo on my SoundCloud page so head over for some cuts from the new album!
First Single off The Goldblacks album to be released May 1st!
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Been up early working on this! Can’t wait to share more about this but for now here is a little sampler from the album out May 1st!
Shows, other singles and more to be announced!
Why even do a solo CD?
Well first, these two weeks was a whole lot more than just recording. Last night marked not only my last night on vacation which I used for recording my first solo effort, but it was also my first day back on stage with Cookeilidh after almost the same two weeks.
But recording this now was for a mix of reasons. After ages of collaborative things I wanted to prove (mostly to myself) that I could be creative without someone to lean on. I was inspired by the project Low Roar which was essentially started as Ryan Karazija by himself in his kitchen in Reykjavik with a guitar and a laptop. (He’s since gone full time and has way more production going on).
I also had been working with the keyboard and for some reason got into this Instagram habit of a post per day, primarily a song. Some were covers like “Up Where We Belong” but some weren’t and they gave rise to songs like Reason, which this little teaser clip comes from…
I also had a few songs from the past and just this desire to create things that don’t necessarily fit in a Celtic band. It is fun to lead the charge, but of course it’s more demanding so I knew I wanted to give myself some actual time off to do it. I certainly learned a lot over both this recording process and the time building towards it. I’ve decided to give the whole thing some time so I can work out what to do with the project in post. I am busy with Cookeilidh and that’s still moving forward so how do I incorporate this new thing in? Anyways I will be releasing singles before the now May 1st release, starting with She Lives There and Reason.
The process hasn’t always been easy, which is one of the reasons I’m very proud of it, whatever it does. I’ve found myself listening to it regularly, like when I was in Vancouver filming parts of the She Lives There music video. There are parts I’m really proud of, even if they are less straight single material like Precipice, Missed Connections and parts of Secret Star.
Can’t wait to share more of this with you!
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