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Hanging the Star does James Bond!

Yes you read it right! I’m teaming up with the wonderful Carl Hudson (keys) and Jimmy Norden (kit) for a James Bond themed charity evening in aid of a cause very close to my heart, The Alzheimer’s Society.

The event is taking place at The Akeman in Tring on March 11th.

I’m hard at work learning Bond tunes ranging from Carly Simon to Chris Cornell and having rather too much fun doing it!
So come along and join us for what’s shaping up to be a brilliant local event. There’ll be an incredible auction which includes tickets to see The Beach Boys and Paloma Faith, lots of casino type fun and, of course, a sumptuous 3 course dinner all for £25 including prosecco.

Tickets can be purchased from The Akeman 01442 826027.

Hanging the Star wins Katatonia reworkings Competition

Was thrilled to find out last week that Katatonia picked the entry Alan and I did for this competition as their favourite! We really didn’t enter it thinking about winning… we just love to have a reason to work on new projects together. I’ve been a huge fan of Katatonia for many years and Alan knew I’d been dying to cover a track. I’ve always loved the melody of this song and the lyrics are very thought provoking too so it was a pleasant challenge to rework the song. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it as soon as I jammed it on the piano so I’m very happy that the band approves!

Of course, you can’t please everyone all the time and I’m sure some die hard Katatonia fans had a hard time hearing a reworking of a much loved older track. Well, I do what I do and Katatonia do what they do. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this reworking of Right Into The Bliss for what it is, a reinterpretation of a song with a beautiful melody and provoking lyrics…..Hanging the Star style.