Friday, 24 March 2017

"When Butterflies Scream" - world premiere radio play...

Media promos for "When Butterflies Scream" only went out a few days ago. 

On Tuesday night, the album had its first-ever radio play when Uncle Lakis - out of the blocks like an Olympic sprinter! - played "The Fire" on his Anazitisi's Mind Garage Radio show from Athens! 

Many thanks, Dianelos - you're a champ!


"When Butterflies Scream" - the title?

A friend who isn't into social media has emailed to ask where the title of the new "When Butterflies Scream" album comes from. When the lyrics are published around the time of release on 17th April, all will become clear (hopefully!).

Meantime, thanks for all the brilliant feedback on "The Promise"! It really is much appreciated!






Thursday, 23 March 2017

Simfonica - "Song Of The Volcanoes" review...

Brian Banks' rather fine review of Simfonica's "Song Of The Volcanoes" is being published in the online "Caught In The Act" zine as we speak! 

Many thanks to Brian (& to Geoff Wall)! 

The album's still available - now as a FREE(!) download.


Beau - "The Promise" official video...

Playing on Cherry Red’s YouTube channel now; “The Promise” from the new “When Butterflies Scream” album, available for download and streaming from Monday 17th April. 

Enjoy! 




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Beau - "When Butterflies Scream" - NEW ALBUM...

This is it, folks! “When Butterflies Scream”, the BRAND NEW Beau album from Cherry Red. 

Available for download and streaming from Monday 17th April (Easter Monday)! 

Watch this space – much more to come…








Tuesday, 14 March 2017

New Beau interview...

Fruits de Mer Records have just posted an in-depth interview with yours truly! 

Some really good questions here - everything you never wanted to know, including morsels about Elvis, song writing, and “There’s Something About Mary!”

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Harmony Big 12 - exciting news!...

I find out - fifty years on! - that the tuning machines on my Big 12 Harmony guitar were made by Waverly Music Products of New York. 

Such pitiful trivia is of abiding interest to a guitar nerd!


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

CIA & MI5 - "Little By Little"...

Oh dear - anyone feeling a bit queasy over the latest WikiLeaks revelations about CIA & MI5 surveillance techniques might like to check out my "Little By Little" song from last year. #notsurprised


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017

Beau's Desert Island Discs...

If you're out there, desperately thrashing around in need of musical inspiration, may I suggest Beau's "Desert Island Discs".

Grateful thanks to The Rocktologist!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Japanese "Beau"...

Hmm, this guy's selling some of the Japanese import "facsimile" Dandy CDs at very sensible prices! 

This is the "Beau" one with the nine bonuses and lyric insert (our friends in Japan did a reasonable job in transcribing!) 

These usually cost an arm and a leg - if you can get 'em...

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Beau for Valentine's Day...

Some are born romantic balladeers; others have romantic balladeering thrust upon them. 

Cherry Red firmly nudged me into the latter category when they included a couple of my songs in their “My Acoustic Valentine” compilation! 

But, seeing as how Valentine’s Day’s coming up…


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

STOP PRESS! - New Beau album for 2017...

Just signed on Cherry Red’s dotted line for a BRAND NEW BEAU ALBUM – we’re talking April. With a year like 2016 has been, wasn’t it inevitable? 

Stay tuned…


Friday, 30 December 2016

"Silence Returns" and "Psychedelic Archives"...

Interesting little item just popped up on my Googlewatch... the Strange Things "Psychedelic Archives" bootleg tape from the late '80s with "Silence Returns"

If anyone has an original down the back of the sofa that they want to offload, do get in touch...