It has been over six months since both Steve and I have met to discuss the project. For me, the break has been most welcome, as over the winter months my Mother had taken ill. I knew Steve had been going through his own stuff with work and family life, as we met in the pub a few times to just talk music. Like two fan boy, geeks, nerds if you will, losing ourselves in music debate over a pint (of coke in my case), which I must say was a welcomed distraction.
Whilst we were talking about our music heroes, obscure albums and different things, Steve brought up Lee. Steve and Lee have come to a mutual agreement in as far as we are going to carry on recording the track without him. In my previous blogs regarding Throwing The Switch, I was a tad harsh on Lee. He is a great drummer, he has contributed to the rest of the album, of which I have heard snippets and he is great. However, Throwing The Switch is a different beast, I am not going to deny that it is the most complex music I have recorded and I don’t think Lee had an idea of the huge task involved in recording this track. That is not to say I don’t think that he is up to it, on the contrary, I do think he has the skills, the approach? Lacking in my opinion.
So Grant Gilmour is going to be playing drums for the rest of the track. Grant is, according to Steve, a fantastic drummer who has played with The Enid, Craft and recorded many many other sessions in the past.
On the 19th July 2014 I have been invited to a vocal session at Robinwood Studios with singer, Elli Luha. Steve is very keen for me to meet both Elli and Giles Hardwick, who are good friends of Steve’s. I really can’t wait to get back to it to be honest. I don’t know what to expect from this session, but I am going in with an open mind.