Back in July 2009 I was chatting with my good friend and mentor Matt Stevens when I mentioned that I had an idea to make a proper vinyl record. Matt agreed this was a pretty cool idea and suggested I asked people to prepay for the album to make it affordable.
So The Vinyl Project was born.
In 2011, thanks to a generous donation by the amazing Mike Taylor and a happy band of others, I had made enough to go into the studio and to record the album. So on the afternoon of 4th March 2011, 18 months later, I and a few friends Drew Harris, The Real Raj, Justin & Jamie Wayne, Matt Stevens and my wife Debs all turned up at the wonderful Livingstone studios in North London and I recorded this album. It was all recorded live in the studio by the fantastic Kevin Feazey who did a marvellous job not only on the day but also later when he mastered the album.
So fast forward to 2012, the pre payments have been coming in dribs and drabs, I could see that it was going to take years until I would have enough to press the proper vinyl that the name of the project suggests so I made a decision. I would produce the Vinyl Project as a Vinyl CD and here it is.
It’s not the vinyl that I had been dreaming of but it is still an album that I am very proud of.
THE PHYSICAL VERSION OF THIS ALBUM HAS NOW SOLD OUT.
You can still download the album on a pay what you want basis.
released August 23, 2012
Apart from the people I have already mentioned I would like to thank Sam Scarrott, Mirjana Tann, Lisa Von-Schneidau, Janice Howe, Ryan Casey, Adrian Lightly, Tracy Chapman, Andrew Butcher, Corinne Mackenzie, Sigurdor Gudmundsson, Debbs Allanson, Sarah L Boyd, Dave from UK Surfcams, Steve Morton, Xan Phillips, Matt Kassell, Ian Cree, Michael Lamb, Kate Laine-Turner, Linda Mills, Marilyn Madsen and Hannah Lincecum not only for prepaying for a product that didn’t even exist at the time but also for their support, encouragement and patience. Without them, there would be no Vinyl Project.