The Devil And Daniel Kincade

My brain is like a pinball, a few more lifetimes would do me good.   There is rarely enough time and I am often unfocused, distracted and prone to procrastination. This is my excuse for why The Devil And Daniel Kincade never came to be.  That and a severe lack of money. The Devil And Daniel Kincade was that difficult … Read More

Art, love, failure and absurdity

It’s a hot day.  The sun is high and across the banks of the river, where children play, the stagnant water carries the detritus of late-night carousing ever on towards the sea.  I stare at the blank screen before me, but all I can think is that I am too hot to think clearly and perhaps, underlying all that, is … Read More

The Demagogues – Cocaine Blues

Cocaine Blues – The Demagogues Single is available from iTunes and all good digital retailers     Here’s a video for my band The Demagogues single ‘Cocaine Blues’  -I wrote this arrangement based around the traditional song Bad Lee Brown or Little Sadie. It’s a popular song and the most famous version is probably Cocaine Blues by Johnny Cash.  Though … Read More

Aled Jones Did Not Sing On The Snowman

Being the start of the Christmas Season, I thought I’d add my single: Christmas Is A Sham (Elegy For Aled Jones) to the blog roll. The track is available on iTunes It was of course sung by Peter Auty.Recorded in 2010, this single is perhaps the only festive lamentation for the popular misconception that Aled Jones sang on The Snowman. … Read More

I give you…The Demagogues

The Demagogues are live at last – first demo is up and more will be added over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Tallamy on the radio.

I recently appeared on Jackson Cooper’s Radio show and played a few songs live. Below is a couple of links to the show and a video that was taken in the studio. Nick williams is on at 21:00 and Ben Tallamy is on at 1:12 – of course, you’ll want to listen to the whole show! To find out more, … Read More

The Demagogues…almost there.

Busy weekend, popped on Riviera FM Friday night for a interview and to play a few tracks live – hopefully should be a recording up at some point. Was a little tricky playing as my top E broke just before leaving and I had no choice but to put on a B string and tune it up to an E. … Read More

Following Ben Tallamy

Just a quick blog to link to The new Reverbnation page my music is on: Ben’s ReverbNation page I’m obviously on all the usual stuff as well, such as; Myspace, twitter, facebook, soundcloud etc. Visit for more on those….

Updates…Of sorts.

Not been much activity…or at least it would seem that way. Currently approaching the end of several mind boggling projects and am focused on the finish line for the moment. If all goes according to plan, the summer should see the release of Shields Of Justice, as well as my new new novel. Also my band, The Demagogues will emerge … Read More

Prince Of The Holy Sacrament – New single, out now!

My latest single is out now as a downloadable mp3. As it is a stand alone single, it will not be available to stream from the usual sources and will only be available via online retailers. This track will bridge the gap between my last album ‘The Melody Of Distaste‘ and the upcoming ‘Peasant’s Songbook‘. The track was mastered by … Read More

Boring old update.

Nothing very exciting but since I’ve been a little silent, thought I’d post a little of what has been occupying me of late. Have been working on my latest solo album which is provisionally titled ‘The Peasant’s Songbook’. It’s on slow boil at the moment but expect a preview single at the start of next year. Shields Of Justice Have … Read More

The songs that I write…

Actually finding the YouTube video thing quite liberating as it means I’m recording my new songs without spending hours tweaking and tailoring. Here’s a couple of unreleased recordings – a little rough, but it gets the gist across.

Flandyke Shore

Here’s a clip from a new little thing I’m doing – videoing a few songs and popping them on Youtube. Flandyke Shore is a traditional song and this version is most similar to the arrangement by Nic Jones. I learnt this years ago and have never really played it, so I think there are a few changes that aren’t quite … Read More

How to write an artist One Sheet (Or at least what I did….)

When I set out to do a one-sheet for my album, i didn’t really know what it should look like.  There are countless ‘tutorials’ out there, but what I really wanted was an example of an actual one sheet. Unlike many of the other tutorials, I’ll show you the one sheet I used, explain the reasoning for it’s layout and … Read More

old news/new news – the Catherine and the Owl ep design

Since there is very little in the way of images for the By your hand, I am spared EP, I thought it’s about time they appear somewhere. I don’t tend to mention my graphics work too much, but I’m a bit of a dab hand in the old photoshop. I can’t take credit for the original Cato logo though, that … Read More

if you have some loose change…

why not visit the itunes store… and download one of my tracks. slowly the back catalogue will fill out this year.