I find one of the most difficult things when trying to give information to people, is when it is about oneself....yes, it should be easy because you know all about yourself, but it is what to say about the many years you can remember being "you"....and looking for the things you need to "leave out" instead of what it is you want to tell people.
Maybe that is just me........but here is a brief "history of my years" condensed into a few lines and pictures....a mere micro-second in the passage of time....
" FROM THE HEART " ....DOUBLE CD SETPlay samples: Some tracks have been used for commercial purposes in the past and if you wish to do this, please contact Richard on firstname.lastname@example.org
" CREATED MORE FROM PERSONAL EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION THAN MUSICAL ABILITY "
All music/words in this compilation are copyrighted with APRA New Zealand.
You can see the tracks on YouTube Chardz48..
..http://www.youtube.com/user/Chardz48/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=1 "...then after the last track shown you can click "load more" to see all the 48 tracks.
CD1 click on track to listen
From The Heart Pantastic Missing You Highway Drive I'm Coming Home Spring Emotion
Together Elton's Tune Save The Children Looking At You Lost Love Panfluting Geisha Doll
Piano "Messimo" Look Into Those Eyes Tears Tranquility I'll Always Remember
Calypso Jive Footprints From Heaven Touch Me Dainty Dance Pantasia Tender Moments
Guitar Serenade Ocean Moods Dance Of Chiquita Drifting Only Words Can Say Butterfly Ballet
Bavarian Ballad Mystique March Of The Toys Float Away Our Last Goodbye (voc) Our Last Goodbye (instr)
This compilation was recorded as it was composed, and does not include any pre-recorded backing or rhythms. All instruments were played individually by myself and compiled to make up the finished tune. It fulfils a personal ambition and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. All music/words in this compilation are copyrighted with APRA New Zealand.
For further information, please contact Richard.
Contact: +64 21 02303356
OTHER TUNES I HAVE COMPOSED THAT ARE NOT ON THE CD COMPILATION:..(apart from From the Heart)...Click on Title
Generation Gap Show in Sydney 1969.......(Group was on Australian TV game Show called Generation Gap..only have the audio for this)
James Bond Theme ??.......A possibility if tweaked a bit?
Tune for Christchurch Earthquake.......Written after seeing the devastation...note the NZ anthem theme beginning and end
A Little Bit of Swing.......Appeared from nowhere!
Driving with Swing.......As I was driving..??
From the Heart.......(From The Heart on Double CD)
You can see the tracks on YouTube Chardz48...go to the end of one of the rows, use arrow to go to end of tracks and click 30+...then after the last track shown you can click "load more" to see all the tracks.
DORSET - ENGLAND...1948This is my birthplace, born in a small nursing home with a thatched roof etc. Dorset is where Stonehenge is located...I guess that is why I have been "Going around in circles ever since!!". The Family actually comes from South London....my Mother from Hertfordshire and my Father from Edinburgh, Scotland.
AFRICA....1951 - 1953My Father was an Administrator and Accountant for an oil Company - he liked the colonial work, so we were based in Lagos and Accra in West Africa, where my Sister and Brother were born. After returning to England for a short time we were off again, this time to Kiribati (then known as the Gilbert & Ellice Islands) in the Pacific...for three years.
ENGLAND....1953This is a picture of me with my younger Sister and Brother....just before leaving for Kiribati, where we stayed for three years, finally settling in NZ in 1957.
"SPECIES NINE "(me - third from left)This Band was our local "North Shore" name from which some members left to form the "Hi-Revving Tongues"...Species Nine played all around Auckland venues until it's disbanding in late 1966. The Band reformed with other members but did not continue for too long...I left to join another local Band "the Silhouettes". Later I joined the "Hi-Revving Tongues" on a permanent basis, after filling in for their drummer until his departure in 1969.
"Species Nine" (me - far right)
A founder-member of "Species Nine"...the group consisted of school friends, and later after their departure to become "steady 9-5 workers" other musicians joined, including future "Hi-Revving Tongues" members. I followed the Band and eventually became the permanent drummer. It was a lot of fun to be in a band at this time when music was becoming more part of peoples' lives, especially the young and the city nightclub circuit. Auckland was a launching pad for many artists and bands.
" HI-REVVING TONGUES "...LOXENE GOLD DISC GROUP AWARD 1969This award followed a previous great year for the Band, having won the "Battle of the Bands" Contest (1968) The prize for winning the Gold Disc Award was a return trip by ship to Australia and some "Playing Experience" in Sydney..Kings Cross. We played at "Whiskey-A-Gogo" and "Hawaiian Eye".. both well-known nightspots, especially for the American soldiers on leave from Vietnam. We were there for 6 months until returning to work in Wellington, New Zealand and touring the country also. At the end of 1970 we embarked on a passenger liner, playing on board for 4 months around the world..what more could a Band ask for, working only three hours a day!!
" HI-REVVING TONGUES "...1970This was the second album, and featured the song that won the Band the Loxene Gold Disc Award in 1969..."Rain & Tears"
SAMPLE: Rain and Tears
Earlier No.1 Hit Single Tropic Of Capricorn.
SAMPLE: Tropic of Capricorn
Generation Gap Show in Sydney 1969 (Group was on Australian TV game Show called Generation Gap..only have the audio for this)
James Bond Theme ?? (James Bond Theme?)
Tune for Christchurch Earthquake (Tune For Christchurch) (earthquake)
A Little Bit of Swing (A little Bit Of Swing)
Driving with Swing (Driving with Swing)
From the Heart (From The Heart on Double CD)
You can see the tracks on YouTube also under Chardz48...click on 38 videos, go to the end of one of the rows, use arrow to go to end of tracks and click 30+...then after the last track shown you can click "load more" to see all the tracks.