Vintage guitars anyone? and Youtube love!!

Its Been a while since my last update so theres gona be a few things mentioned below!!

1.Ive been Endorsed by Vintage Acoustic Guitars
2.New Album “Algorhythms” will be available soon.
3.New Youtube videos and over 100,000 views!

Vintage Guitars

Yeah so my big news at the moment is that Shagpile has just been endorsed by Vintage Guitars…. So for the next 18 months…il be using my new guitar from now on in my Youtube Videos… which is a Vintage V1200n and was delivered last week.. and I love it!

I was really surprised at the quality of the guitar and it plays like a dream and I ive got my first video up with it already so you can check it out and see how its sounding …So a great big thank you to Vintage guitars!!

Here it is…  A Cover of “Wheels” by the Foofighters

3rd Album “Algorhthyms”

Yep… its finally here and youll be able to grab it from all good online stores or gigs from the 30th August 2010….

Heres a quick track listing.. and I know a few of you will be pleased theres one cover which a lot of people have been wanting to purchase on there.. and its “Sweet Child O’Mine” by Guns N Roses…. all done correctly through the right channels and im finally allowed to sell a version of this on my Album!


2.Gun  In Hand

3.Without You

4.Brandy Bob

5.Song for Olivia

6.Sweet Child O’Mine (Cover)

7.Judy Let go

So look out for the album from the 30th August on iTunes,Amazon,Hmv & other online retailers!!

Lots of New Youtube Videos & over 100,000 views

So since the last update ive been pretty busy on youtube and my channel has really starting to grow….  Ive broke over 100,000 video views, over 1000 subscribers and my new Video Log is up as well on the channel…… for any news and updates!  So heres the new videos ive put up lately!! Enjoy

Thanks to everyone for your continued support !!



Brandy Bob Cartoon

I recently recorded a quick demo of a new song I am recording for the 3rd album. The song is called “Brandy Bob” . The song came about after reading an article about a guy who died from a blow to the back of the head from a trombone player in an orchestra.. who got a little bit excited while he was playing..Muhahahha…. so the song ended up being about a serial killer called Brandy Bob who took out his victims with a trombone.  I no… a little weird..hahaha.. but its coming none the less..the name of “Brandy Bob” came from an acoustic trio that did a support slot for Stolen Tom at the steamboat in Blyth. I had the song and no name for the character and Brandy Bob just simply fit in nice 🙂 Cheers guys n gal!

I set about a bit of a buzz online to find an animator to create a flash cartoon “music Video” to go along with the final song which will be released before the album to help promote it coming out at the end of the year and finally settled on an animator called Saša Anđelić. Sasa will be working on the whole project and i have done some sketches of brandy bob which you can see below and sent them over via email so he can get busy working on it. You can find a link to Sasa’s homepage HERE. He has some great photography on there and the website design is great.. well worth checking out.He also does a lot of fantastic flash webdesign too so if you need anything doing.. hes the guy to ask!

I also wrote out a Quick Storyboard for the song and video idea which i had in mind which you can see below as well…

I will be posting updates from sasa here along the way just to let you know how its getting on and how the design work is going ..

Heres my sketchwork and coloured work I did for the basic design and idea of Brandy Bob… .say hi!!

brandy bob 2brandy bob 2 coloured with shading

And heres the rough script i had written out below…..

Storyboard Write up.

all set at night with a bit of freaky animation!

The intro of the four bar break was to be a high up city view , moonlit shot with the titles over.. built up of still images and parting as it zooms into a park in the distance..

1st verse
this is to be a scene in the park where a girl is walking through the park late at night.. shivering away with her hood up.. brandy bob popping up behind different things and disapearing again.. bins,bushes and park benches.. things like that. Could be still images again slowly poppin up then disapearing again. A mouse runs out in front of her and the girl gets a fright.. stops. And brandy bob bonks her on the head with the trombone and drags her off screen..

lead break
Brandy sitting on a step outside an old dingy house.. stumming away on a guitar with his trombone standing against the wall or step beside him.. with a case open on the floor with a few coins in..

chorus 1

Brandy bob singing away and nodding to the lyrics close up so you cant see much behind him in an old dingy house or shed.
Just him and a microphone.. for the effect of zooming out on the band (the dead victims) for the last choruses. This scene will be repeated through the other choruses before the end.

Verse 2
Scene set outside an office building with a girl working away through a window at a photocopier.. as brandy bob stands outside under a streetlamp polishing the trombone.. lights go out in the office and brandy jumps behind a bush.. the girl comes out, locks up and walks past ,, BONK on the head again… and he drags her behind the bush..

Chorus 2
Same as the last chorus with maybe some very slight differences just so it doesn’t look “copy-paste”

3rd verse and scene – verse is twice as long..
To be set in a bar with people standing round drinkin.. with brandy bob poppin up again behind stools .. between peoples legs, behind the bar.. anything like that for first part of scene.
2nd part to be the girl walking home drunk along a pathway as brandy bob pops up again behind things.. then the girl gets to her door trying to get her key in the lock drunk .. and brandy bob bonks her on the head and does off with her..

Chorus 3

Same as the last chorus with maybe some very slight differences just so it doesn’t look “copy-paste”

lead break – same again..
Brandy sitting on a step outside an old dingy house.. stumming away on a guitar with his trombone standing against the wall or step beside him.. with a case open on the floor with a few coins in..

Chorus 4 and 5 to end..
Camera slowly pans out to show the band behind him .. the three dead victims .. one slouched over the drums with sticks taped to her hands.. one tied to a chair with a bass guitar on her knee and an amp near her.. the 3rd will be tied to a chair at the other side with a guitar taped to her on a chair. As brandy bob stands out front with his microphone singing away to the end .. towards the end one of the girl falls off the chair onto the floor..  and brandy bob storms off the screen..

Keep an eye here to see whats going on and how its progressing 🙂

Shaggy & Sasa…