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May 2024 #2 - Global Top 40 Aliens Don't Belong (track)
February 2024 #32 - Global Top 40 Hyduc Street (track)
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Eight years to write a four-minute song: it’s not good, is it? Aliens (Don’t Belong)

It’s a song that explores the disconnect felt by people when they feel excluded – green people from outer space unfortunately don’t play a big part of the song’s dialogue although we will try and slip a few musical beeps and parps into the mix for those expecting an extraterrestrial odyssey.

Hyduc Street: Marketing but perhaps not as you know it! Writing a song about the place where you live can be a bit of a challenge I found: it has to be clear to the intended local audience so that they feel they are in on the 'secret' but also vague enough so other people don't feel excluded from the musical conversation. Places that are nowhere can be anywhere. Many references were made to things pe...
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I am currently collaborating with singer Mac Austin from White Door, a successful former New Romantic/electronic band, and together we are mashing up styles under the name of Mac & Gar. Our latest release (Nov 2023), "Hyduc Street," is the second song we have released, a homage to our hometown. We have previously performed together in successful rock bands before pursuing individual projects.

In a varied and sometimes colorful career, I have busked on the Chinese underground, been banned from playing festivals by the PRC Communist Party, sung at the opening of a kitchen appliance shop, and appeared second on the bill to a singing dog! In addition, I have also played at major music festivals and events. My work follows in the folk tradition of telling stories through song. Thematically, in my case, this can include just about anything from what happened to the Mary Celeste, to Northern Soul music, alien invasions, and the story of the love affair between UK photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton—anything goes. I try to capture the spirit and emotion of the subject, looking at the world through a different lens, using a little spare poetry to develop the dynamic. In the end, though, it is just about words and music, both of which I hope you enjoy.
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