For the album launch party for the Mavis album, Ashley Beedle’s new project coming out on K7 records, featuring Kurt Wagner, Candi Staton, Ed Harcourt, Danielle Moore from Crazy P and Chris Coco.
I provide the spoken vocal on a track called Dreamers. It’s based on a blog I did here about a day trip to Manchester when I was making a documentary about acid house for BBC Radio 2.
Last night I DJed and recited lyrics from the album.
Also watched wonderful performances of songs from the album by John Turrell, Danielle, Ed Harcourt and Edwyn Collins. The last time I saw him perform was many years ago when I was a kid and he was the lead singer of Orange Juice. Despite his problems, a major stroke, he still has a lovely presence, a great voice and a wonderful simple way with words.
I’m actually really proud to be involved with this project, to be on an album with so many artists I admire. Nice.