ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY ‘COVER ME SONGS’ FEATURES HEREFORDSHIRE MUSICIAN TOM HUGHES IN THEIR FAVOURITE COVERED TRACKS FROM NICK DRAKE’S ‘PINK MOON’ ALBUM!
Both “Pink Moon” and Pink Moon are now seen as beacons for young musicians, guiding lights to help them on their path. Ironic, really, as the album came up through the valley of the shadow of death, and it bears not the scars of depression, but the very skin. Yet its starkness proves its saving grace – with nothing to weigh heavy on the songs, nothing can be used to drag them down. Pink Moon is like a black swan feather floating on a midnight brook, all dark but somehow still light.
When researching a project like this, it becomes clear that all those artists who have paid tribute to Nick Drake by covering his music have invested themselves in the work, body and soul. No matter how different the style of music, it carries a different kind of intensity than covers of most artists; with Drake, there seems to be a special need to repay the original artist in kind for what he’s given. This is a collection of eleven covers of the songs on the Pink Moon album, and the eleven artists herein can be said to have paid their debts in full.
“Horn” is the briefest song on Pink Moon, not even making it to ninety seconds, and it’s the album’s only instrumental. Tom Hughes, musician-educator-tunesmith from Herefordshire in the UK, uses it as a jumping-off point, and he and his piano go nearly four times longer, duplicating and then elaborating.
ALAWON:MELODIES a music book that I've been compiling for the fantastic Welsh folk trio ALAW is NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY. Please visit their website www.alaw-band.com. The book contains all the music from the bands two albums plus additional tunes collected by Oliver Wilson-Dickson. The book is a collection of traditional Welsh folk music and original tunes arranged for melody line and chords. Contains three chapters of over 50 tunes for the very modest fee of £12.
MELODIOUS - MUSIC BOOK AND CD NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE STORE AND AMAZON. A collection of relaxing piano music composed 2008-2018.
SPRING CONCERT - with Mordiford Community Choir
Woolhope Village Hall
Saturday 23rd March 2019, 6:30pm.
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MELODIOUS - by Thomas Hughes
Rose Garden Hall, Hereford
Saturday 13th April, 7pm by invitation only.