Oh my days... I haven't done a blog post in... well.... forever!
And so much is happened! Crap!
So dear readers, what has happened to me in the interim time of my amazingly slow-rolling blog posts? Hold onto your hats while I tell all!
***INSERT: I'm playing at the olympics! more on that further down...***
Well, right now I'm blogging from my brother Rob's new studio Long Haired Muisc where we're mixing my new songs from tape. Well, he's mixing. My job is to tell him I want more bass so he can tell me I cant have it :-)
I hope you noted the phrase 'FROM TAPE' - yes readers, the next Sam Harrison album is being recorded on 1" 8 track tape, the same format the Beatles made Abbey Road on, that the Stones made Brown Sugar on, that Led Zeppelin did all their good stuff on. Don't believe me? Look, see, revel in the awesomeness!
What else has happened since March? Well, my mate, maestro, fellow breakfast club member Ciaran Grant directed this bang tidy video to go with my old demo of the L Word - It also stars the amazing Lincoln musician Helen Francis, who made everybody cry by not being happy through the medium of acting :-) if you know Helen, you know she is made out of cheer and unhappy Helen is a sure sign of impending apocalypse or something. You also get a generous look at my ass, you dirty people!
Oh yeh, Breakfast Club are only completely playing at the Olympics. Yeh, in all seriousness, out of thousands of applicants, they picked the Breakfast Club! We're playing about eight different sets to entertain the olympicky people. We're playing all over atm tbh, doing quite well on the gig front.
Some amazing things have happened in my sex life too - its a such a shame that I can't publicly share them on the internet.
What, you want to hear?
Well... maybe I could...
NO! and that's that you pervy readers - honestly, is sex all you think about?
Well, your reading my blog, which means you've probably bought my record so probably yeh. Its OK, you'll hear all about it on the next album ;-)
What else can I share with you? I suppose that I've written such a mountain of songs I can't get 'em all down. The next album will be a right hum-dinger. You'll see. I've lost all track of where I'm going with this, so I'm gonna leave it and write another post when I remember what I've forgotten.
Well, we've sold a whole bunch of copies, and I've played gigs all over the country, including finally, LONDON! Yeh, I played a three song set at the Camden Head and went down a storm. The standards are high in the capital but not so high I couldn't compete, which has given me all kinds of confidence.
I also turned 22 - I got the best birthday present ever! my wonderful girlfriend Liz had my album pressed on vinyl, achieving one of my lifetime ambitions. It was cut and pressed in the U.S. and to pay for it all my friends chipped in. If you want to see the shock on my face when I found out, check out the youtube link below!
While having a bit of an age crisis when I realized I really wasn't a kid anymore, I decided to write a list of all the things I'd accomplished while being 21 - here's the list:
Took my piano pupil through Grade 1 Piano (he passed!)
Produced an album for Ian Brough (nearly two!)
Reached 10,000 youtube hits
Had my first proper album launch
Played in Nottingham/Derby/Northampton etc.
Drove to Edinburgh & London
Played in a sweet shop
Made my first (three) music videos
Marched in London against the tuition fees rise and the public sector cuts. I'm especially proud of doing this because its what I believe in and I want to be able to tell my kids I fought for their rights to education and welfare.
There's probably more that I've missed out - I know there is because 50% is too kinky to be put on the list - but I can't think of anything else.
The next awesome thing I did was going to Morocco. I stayed with my mum in the hotel Tikida Gardens in Marrakech, a real once in a lifetime trip. I can't begin to explain how amazing this was, and I'm not gonna try. I'm making a holiday video and I'll post it when its done, but I'd ramble forever if I tried to explain everything I saw. It's always been an ambition of mine to see Africa, and I will go back, I know that for sure.
Oh, P.S. - check out this awesome radio show from the Unhinged team - it's their first show and its really good. I'm playing live at the end of it, the first recording of the song 'Bodies'! Also featuring the very awesomely Ciaran Grant.
What an awesome night we had on the 22nd of Jan 2012. Over 300 people (we don't have an exact figure) made this possibly the best night of my life so far - and partying is kind of what I do. It was exactly how I've always wanted to perform music, and the first time we've got it right. It felt amazing. HQ videos are on the way.
If you haven't had a chance to get the album yet, then it's available on iTunes for £5.40 a copy, or from me for £5.00 on CD (no idea why itunes can't do it for a fiver...). Most other digital media outlets also stock it, if iTunes isn't your cup of corporate tea.
The Below Pictures are by Joshua Andrew Potter, apart from the last one, which is by Roxy Hughes: