Sunday, 3 April 2011
timing is... everythi...ng
At the time of writing my friend Jamie Lawson (far left) is number 8 in the Irish album charts with 'Wasn't expecting that'. The story of how this came to be is quite remarkable and, in a world of showbiz pretend word of mouth, startlingly true. Jamie tells it best at www.jamielawsonmusic.co.uk
The lady in the middle is the splendid Vashti Anna, www.vashtimusic.com a remarkable singer, songwriter, musician and human being who will probably end up being the most famous person I know.
The 3 of us gigged together through 2010, it was great we had a good balance of clowning and creative integrity, swapping headline status and joining in on each others songs. We had plans to head out on the road in earnest as a 3 headed singer songwriter machine in 2011.
Then Jamie became the new U2 and we realised it probably wasn't the best move for his career right now. Vashti and I are stoic in our support of course. In fact I am being his support act on his first fully fledged Irish tour throughout May 2011. Wish me luck.
Here's the song that started it all for him... with an unofficial video somebody on YouTube has cheekily bootlegged from Pixar. It works brilliantly. Go on my son!