Different Ships

This seafaring song was written for Sea Sound Sing, a cappella Festival in Brighton in 1998. The lyrics, as well as being a well-known phrase, came from a solidarity song originally written by Betsy Rose. An updated version can be found in the marvellous new book Community Voiceworks published by OUP. I have quite recently found out that this quote is attributed to Martin Luther King Junior!

Act of Revolution

This song was commissioned by Walcot Community Choir, in Bath, many moons ago – it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship! They requested a song about ‘positive ageing’ – I got the words of the intro / outro from Das Energy by Paul Williams. The song ended up having a slow, reflective dub-vibe.