SEEKINGBand to Join, Accordion, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Ukulele, Upright bass, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
Solo artist from Manchester specializing in mainly acoustic instruments looking for other musicians to perform with live and potentially write with in future.
My solo music tends to be based around acoustic guitar and my voice which I believe to be my best instrument. When working alone, I tend to enjoy the creation of vocal harmonies and counter melodies on lead guitar and bass. To date, I have released an album and an ep, although I am currently working on two further EP's with two separate producers and am very excited about the results of both!
I love working with other musicians and seeing what can be created. I have recently worked with a pianist and a fiddle player in the studio and love the extra dimension that a different musical brain can add. I have a background in music technology and production and have performed in a variety of projects ranging from metal to folk.
If you play an instrument I cant or if you just fancy a jam - please let me know!
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- Oct 12 2016
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- Over 100
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- 2-3 nights a week
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Alice In Chains
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QuestionsQuestions is a song I originally wrote around 15 years ago when I was first seriously writing and recording songs on my acoustic guitar. It was forgotten about for years before being reinvented for my "Hypnotise" album.
Hard As Stone
Hard As StoneHard As Stone is a truly beautiful, inward looking piece of music. Written about a journey through the bleak winter rain and mist on a Welsh mountain, the song is very relevant as the weather gets colder! It is a reflective piece and I challenge you not to feel moved by the harmonies in the chorus. Download for free on The Artist Union
Shadow On The Sun - Duncan Reed
Shadow On The Sun - Duncan ReedIntroducing the second track on Hypnotise! Listen to the full album here: spotify:artist:1XQVOc2Gw6zEVI0SYXlUBd Shadow on the sun is a song I wrote about the way the media have been reporting atrocities around the world since news has become accessible 24 hours a day and especially on the internet. I wrote the song after hearing about a train crash in Germany where reporters where effectively stood outside the hospital to be the first to report a change in the death toll... it struck me that without them realising it, they were effectively waiting for people to die to win a competition against other channels. It brought to my attention how badly we have become desensitised and that we need to live another way. The title of the song refers to a UK newspaper who has been particularly responsible for publishing inaccurate and highly distasteful headlines and the song fits this playlist perfectly as that type of media is the greatest evil we are facing today as it stirs up hatred. Download for free on The Artist Union
Another WayTrack 6 from my new album! Something a bit different from my previous work featuring a full band set up and err brass!! The song began as an acoustic piece but quickly developed into the stadium rock style anthem it is today! The full album will be available on Spotify shortly: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1XQVOc2Gw6zEVI0SYXlUBd Download for free on The Artist Union
Hypnotise - Duncan Reed
Hypnotise - Duncan ReedFirst single and title track from my upcoming album! Originally written on guitar, the main riff was doubled on Piano with vocal harmonies and soaring strings providing a very dynamic sound. duncanreed.bandcamp.com Download for free on The Artist Union
TimeTime is the greatest healer; But what about today? This is a song I wrote towards the end of last year following a break up but it feels like it means a lot more now and the lyrics are quite transferable. The song explored the theme of the initial loss and the knowledge that things will get better eventually. Download for free on The Artist Union
- Coming Home
Out Of Sight
Out Of Sight
The Hardest Path
The Hardest PathTitle track from my 2014 EP written and recorded in South Manchester
- For You
Until The End
Until The EndTitle track of my 2012 album