Back in the game

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.