Here is something amazing! Allow me to unveil the first instalment of the We Come Alive Covers Project.
I drew up a list of musical friends and heroes and asked each one to submit a cover song chosen by someone else on that list. I love hearing good covers, it is such an interesting process seeing how people approach performing and recording someone else’s material. I also wanted be part of bringing together the musical community that surrounds and inspires me through running We Come Alive shows in London.
Click here to hear four songs from the project right now which are:
1. Ezra Furman – Oxygen (originally by Willy Mason)
2. Laish – The Great Divide (originally by Pat Dam Smyth)
3. Left With Pictures – My Zero (originally by Ezra Furman)
4. Mouth 4 Rusty – Hard Hand to Hold (originally by Willy Mason)
Initially around 20 songwriters and bands agreed to participate. As I write this, 13 tracks have been recorded and I absolutely love them! The collection is an incredibly enjoyable, surprising, varied set of songs and I would like to begin sharing them in instalments as they are worthy of taking time to savour. More tracks are due to appear soon, including recordings by Willy Mason, David Thomas Broughton and This is The Kit.
Please show your support by sharing these and checking out more material by the artists involved.
And this Sunday it is the 10th We Come Alive show at The Harrison, Kings Cross with Laish (full band show – 6 piece electric new songs yeah!), Scarlet Starlings and Nuala Honan. It is going to be amazing, and a few tickets still remain here.
As a little treat, everyone who attends the show on Sunday will get a unique access code to hear all the 13 available songs exclusively before anyone else.
These great artists have already submitted tracks (clears throat)…
David Thomas Broughton
Left With Pictures
Mouth 4 Rusty
The Magic Lantern
Love V Fear
Office of Aurora
Also expecting tracks from:
This is The Kit
Pat Dam Smyth
The Gentle Good
and maybe a few more…
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy,