Inspired In Lockdown

Like a lot of musicians, the last six months have been testing to say the least and we have all lost substantial revenues. However, as the old saying goes, “It’s better to be safe than sorry”

Seeing my piers streaming their videos has been very enjoyable and entertaining, and I hope we can all start performing to a live audience very soon.

I was planning to perform a live stream session myself, but due to a wet Spanish spring my studio (man cave) got flooded. Thankfully I managed to rescue my equipment just in time, and then had to re-organise my studio in a temporary room.

All this did give me time to look at some new recordings and as always it is work in progress, however, I have finished one and more will follow.

Inspired by listening to Italian singer Mario Biondi, with his deep Barry White soulful voice. I just had to cover a couple of his songs from his ‘Handful of Soul’ Album. The first to complete was ‘Rio de Janeiro Blue’ which was itself a cover. The original was performed by Randy Crawford and Joe Samples. (song writers John Haeny and Richard Torrance)  

Take a listen to my vocal interpretation of ‘Rio de Janeiro Blue’ and feel free to email me your comments.