I've always had a dream to write and record music of my own.
What was missing until quite recently, was the patience and confidence.
However, not too long ago I started to have musical ideas - things that would turn my simple uke tunes into fully developed songs.
I decided to spend 2016 recording them. Having never done anything like this before, I've learnt everything the hard way! Including how to programme drums and synthesisers. So here is my album, The Hat Collective.
Now it exists, it feels right to do what 'real songwriters' do and send it out into the ether. To be heard or ignored, worshiped or derided, I'm happy either way since in all honesty I made this for myself :)
But I have to express massive gratitude to Simon Frowde and Drew Crow Star, for their unwavering support, ideas and contributions!
It's been the most fun I have ever had :)
Dedicated to all who celebrate diversity and practice peace and tolerance.
released February 3, 2017
Written, recorded and produced by J-Uke
Mixed and mastered by Simon Frowde
Simon Frowde also plays bass on Wishbone and Demeter, guitar on Portents and Demeter
Drew Crow Star plays keys/synths on Wishbone, High Time, Irons and The Tension
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