THE MEMBERS -BEDSITLAND Songbook
2.Summer is here
3.Country Pub Rock and Roll
4.(I aint gonna sing) love songs any more
5.Its a thrill (to be a musician)
6.2 Late 2 Tango
7.The Streets of Nairobi
8.Big Data (hey google)
10.The Day The World Stood Still.
These are songs recorded in 2020 and finished in lockdown, its very much an album of its time. Because of restrictions we could only get together at certain times and therefore its got a different feel to other albums by The Members
In this song we re-visit Solitary Confinement the bands first single and we update it. Its no longer about a young man its about someone whos relationship has failed and moves out of the family home into isolation and loneliness, people love the acoustic version of this. I took inspiration from the seventies pop of the Rubettes for the faux fifties doo wap vocals and we were joined by “Only Ones” guitar legend John “another Planet” Perry for some tasty licks.
SUMMER IS HERE
I wanted to capture the excitement of a child in summertime, its also about being excited by children particulary seeing my grandchildren, Nigel on guitar on this and Danny “Fanzines” Hawkins makes his Members debut on Vocals
COUNTRY PUB ROCK AND ROLL
We took inspiration from the 70’s and from the Rockers and Greasers who frequneted the Pubs in Surrey from back in the day, These outlaws were the true descendents of the Highwaymen and Lawless rebels of The Surrey and Hampshire Heaths and Forests, they loved Rock and Roll and Heavy Rock!