Happy New Year
A very Happy New Year to all.
This year will bring a host of new commercial music in between other projects so look out for developments. Work is underway on a new progressive album, an album of songs and hopefully another Tudor project...
K of A - Download
June 2022 - An audio download of 'K of A' is now available at the store page. Download in lossless 16bit FLAC.
K of A - Preview site
May 2022 - A preview site for K of A is now live at 'K of A - Preview'. Hear excerpts of all tracks.
Manir Khalil Donaghue
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Coltsfoot founder member and original guitarist Manir Khalil Donaghue. Geoff, Stuart and Manir (right to left in the photo below) formed the band at the University of Hull in the mid-eighties. Manir was a big character with an encyclopedic knowledge of progressive music. In the days when studio time was expensive but there was no other way to capture our first compositions, together we learned the art and science of recording, how to (and often how not to) record! 'Everybody makes mistakes' was his classic line, often uttered by all of us as the clock ticked down and the bill crept up! It was a fun time. Our first efforts were by no means perfect but it was an enlightening journey. One we shared together. Thanks Manir for the fun memories. RIP friend. We will never forget you.
K of A
'K of A', Geoff's musical interpretation of the life of Katharine of Aragon will be released on CD at the end of March. Packaged with a beautiful 60 page booklet in a presentation box, it will be available initially from this site. Check out the trailer video clip below.
Those interested in Katharine's story may also be interested in the wonderful Katharine of Aragon festival at Peterborough Cathedral from 27th - 30th January. More info can be found at this link.
Geoff has recently been interviewed for 'The Music is out There' a pdf download in association with PowerPlay magazine discussing Tales from Strange Travels. This should appear in the May issue. Use passcode APR22 to access the download.
Tales From Strange Travels
Tales From Strange Travels releases on 21st September 2021. This 12 track instrumental album is available on CD from this site (check out the Store Page) and also as a digital release. Details of where to find the music can be found by following this link.
Work has started on compiling and editing some of the piano ballads written over many years. With new vocals supplied by a number of session singers, this is something Geoff has been itching to do for a long, long time. Primarily with a publishing focus, this may result in a stand alone album. Watch this space....
Material is being assembled for a new side project entitled Deadly Charm. This crossover project will be an outlet for some of Geoff's more electronic compositions. Further updates when it nears completion.