2016 Report

Well, that was a hell of a year wasn’t it?

On a purely personal level, I’ve had a great year. I’ve proved to myself that I can survive as a full time musician, and achieved most of what I wanted to achieve this year. I’m very proud indeed of the album “Things I’ll Never Say” and I’m excited about the songs I’ve been writing this year, which will form the basis of an album for release next year.

I have toured around the UK and even pulled off a show about songwriting, where the audience and I wrote a song to order on that very night. That’s something I was terrified of doing, but I did it to prove to myself that I could. It’s been a year of self justification, about the decisions I’ve made and the future I’ve planned for myself. All in all I’m happy, and excited about what’s to come.

Next year I’ll be taking everything to the next level. I’ve set a good foundation, but there’s still loads of hard work to do. I’m looking forward to touring in Canada, and seeing where that takes me. I’m looking forward to producing another album to be proud of, and pushing myself even harder.

On a social level, it’s been a difficult year, lots of things have happened that I’m not happy with. I won’t go in to them because you most likely know all about them anyway!

I’ve become more and more of the opinion that the biggest reason for the discontent that plagues the world is largely due to a surfeit of information. We are fed new information constantly through facebook/twitter/24 hour news. We’re not given time to process the information we’re given, on top of the fact that we’re fed everything in headlines and bite sized pieces, because “breaking the news” is more important now than “getting the news right”.

So my goal for 2017 is to have more patience, to spend less time on social media, and do more real things. Expect a lot more productivity from me next year!

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