Just Keep Going Until You Get There

Album Progress Update After a couple of weeks where I was getting a lot of other things done - like researching what to do if Soundcloud suddenly disappears (and actioning what I found out) - I've managed to make another dent in the heap of significant things-that-need-doing to finish a second album. I recorded vocals…Read more Just Keep Going Until You Get There

A Co-write and Victory!

Apologies, I've been a bit quiet on the blog front*  - I've been focussed on getting through the Tune-A-Day challenge. Last night, arriving at the completion of Day 30 was almost an anticlimax - although I did try and write something a little triumphal sounding to go out on, as I've never got to Day…Read more A Co-write and Victory!


It's 20th June, which means two things for me: first, it's release day for Manipulant's Eclectro album. It is also Day 20 of the Tune-A-Day June challenge, so once I've written a tune today, I'm 2/3rds of the way through. Tune-A-Day I am quite surprised to still be going with the challenge. Knowing that there…Read more Eclectro

Tune A Day June 2017 Update

https://soundcloud.com/stoneygate/sets/tune-a-day-june-2017 I thought I'd write a quick update for you on Tune A Day progress (etc). It's already Day 11 of the challenge, more than a third of the way through, and amazingly I am still going. You can hear the tunes so far via the playlist, above. I feel more confident of making it…Read more Tune A Day June 2017 Update

Tune-A-Day-June 2017

https://soundcloud.com/stoneygate/dystopia-demo Quite possibly against my better judgement, I've decided to have another go at the Tune-A-Day-June challenge this year. I don't honestly expect at this point that I will last above a week, as I have just recovered from a nasty cold and am still getting tired more quickly than normal. But I might just…Read more Tune-A-Day-June 2017

Niagara & Album Progress

Earlier this week, battling a migraine, I tried to take stock of what material I have for Albums 2 & 3 and get myself a bit more organised towards getting these both out of the door. Album 2 is a 'fake filmscore' based on a book that is quite well known in the UK. It needs another…Read more Niagara & Album Progress

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

A couple of mornings in the last week, I have had the privilege of hearing the dawn chorus start, and listening to the incredible singing of our local blackbird. (I haven't actually checked it is definitely a blackbird, as I've been listening from the comfort of my bed, but I'm fairly sure...) It all starts…Read more Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night