After months of petty negotiations and back-room sales targets we have finally been given the green light to make an announcement. This announcement is actually a little unclear as our PR team have been on a winter break with the Grimsby Town lads. The basics of this is that we have new music for you to listen to. Now, bear with me while I explain.
On the January edition of our podcast we briefly touched upon a collaboration project that’s been happening down at the Audacious Space. For those unclear on the in’s and out’s of the Audacious Space, it’s a rehearsal room, venue, storage unit and the home of our beloved label. What happens down there is music. Without music there is no reason to be down there. This means hundreds of musicians pass through there on a yearly basis and some of those continue to produce music in one form or another. One form is this collaborative project. There is no official name for what’s happening, but I can assure you something is happening.
At the helm is Loic Tuckey. For those of you who recognise the style of text you are reading, this is also the work of Loic Tuckey. From now on and until the end of this passage I will refer to myself in first person.
I love music, I love bands and I love being in them. But…can I shock you? I also love playing the field when it comes to writing songs. I have been lucky enough to have access to some fabulous musicians and I wanted to write songs with them on a casual basis. No commitment, no bother. It started on a lonely night down the Audacious Space….and yada yada yada, now I’ve got some songs. I have often referred to these songs as my solo project. I think this is unfair because without my mates I would only have written one song. Everyone featured on the tracks are as important as myself, if not more so.
The song I present to you now is called Oaxaca to San Juan and was written last year sometime. It features a couple of grand musicians in Joe Doldan, who plays the drums and Alex Rodriguez Lopez, who plays both the saxophone and the melodica. There are more bits and bobs on my own petulant website El Tuckey, and most interesting I guess would be the detailed explanations of the songs on offer. As more songs get mixed I’ll post more up until eventually we’ll have an album brimming with musical collaborations featuring musicians and peers from The Audacious Art Experiment. For now try to enjoy this one.