It is the day after this brand new ‘Comino’ website has gone live and if you’d have told me three years ago that by the time the album is recorded, I would have supported let loose twice, moved from Wales and my beloved hometown Merthyr Tydfil, to Kent and that I will hold the launch party for this new Comino album in Central London no less, I’d have kindly requested that you pull the other one! But here we are…
It’s taken a lot of hard work, playing gigs, a punishing recording schedule, and overcoming many personal obstacles to take my music to the next step up the ladder. Who knows where it will end? As I’ve already said I never thought it would even come this far! So I will continue to be a pain in the ass and plug this music until everyone hears it!
It’s getting there of course. Some recent packed out gigs that I’ve played in London including the let loose support slots and a few showcase gigs in the East end have raised Comino’s profile and that of the forthcoming album beyond my expectations! The lead single morning shine has touched a nerve with many people, which is very pleasing to me as I’ve always thought, since it was written over nine years ago, that it is one of my strongest songs. The response that it gets whenever I play it live and the messages on facebook, youtube and twitter have been overwhelming! These kind of messages are the very reason that we pick up a guitar, or sing into our hairbrush (I did used to have hair at one point!).
Looking to the future, we have the album launch gig! A showcase at The Bowery, in New Oxford Street, London where for the only time this year myself, Daniel Townsend, Tim Burgum and Jim Bob Jones will take the stage to perform the albums songs live! joined on stage by Stephanie Downer and with support from Carmel McGill and The Beth Steel! It really is promising to be a fantastic night! And then of course, there’s the album…
“One” is a very personal album. It is almost a map of my life over the last few years and I feel a reflection on us all as well… What I mean is, who hasn’t been hurt by love and had to reach out to a new partner to ask ‘would you take me on as a broken man?’ how about the the last chorus of I walk this road ‘keep your faith in me and I’ll pull through, surround me with all your loving so I can love you…’ Have you ever felt the need of being nurtured and not ignored through life’s darkest moments?
The bottom line though, through it all… You only get ONE life!… welcome.