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Si Hayden - 'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Solo Guitar)' (2014)
For the first time ever, 'The Four Seasons' in its entirety captured on solo guitar. Recorded unaccompanied with no overdubs at Groovefurnisher Studio, Birmingham UK, January 2014. Si Hayden's 29th album of a 16 year recording career.
1. Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La Primavera": I. Allegro
2. Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La Primavera": II. Largo
3. Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La Primavera": III. Allegro
4. Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate": I. Allegro non molto
5. Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate": II. Adagio
6. Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate": III. Presto
7. Concerto No. 3 in F Major, RV 293, "L'autunno": I. Allegro
8. Concerto No. 3 in F Major, RV 293, "L'autunno": II. Adagio molto
9. Concerto No. 3 in F Major, RV 293, "L'autunno": III. Allegro
10. Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, "L'inverno": I. Allegro non molto
11. Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, "L'inverno": II. Largo
12. Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, "L'inverno": III. Allegro
Si does not read music, all pieces were adapted and performed by ear, a chosen technique since teaching himself to play from the age of nine.
Born in Coventry, England. A self-taught musician who wrote & recorded his first solo instrumental Steel Happenings in 1998. He has since followed with 27 more albums, some of which have been praised by the likes of Guitarist Magazine describing him as an acoustic virtuoso. In total, he has appeared on over 60 albums including guitar compilations featuring Bumblefoot, Will Ackerman & Alex De Grassi.
In 2008 he joined as guitarist for Joe O'Donnell of early 70's folk rock band East Of Eden and Rory Gallagher fame.
Si is also a founder member of 91db. In 2010 their debut album Waiting received various remixes by the likes of DJ & producer Tango (Ratty and Tango). The same year they featured on a five track EP by comedian Rik Mayal. More recently the band have enjoyed kudos from the godfather of live dnb Roni Size.
In 2008 Si collaborated with award winning poet Jon Morley & drummer Ben Haines to write the music for jazz/poetry album 'Backra Men' that acquired critical praise by legendary performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The jazz trio then released Uncorked which captured the trio on an improvised set at the prestigious Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland.
Si has appeared on BBC1 television with Rob Halligan, played live with Mobo award winner Soweto Kinch & guitar master Clive Carroll & has composed soundtracks for theatre, films & BBC radio4.
Format: Compact Disk & Download, Length: 42:50, Cat no: SRCD069, Packaging: Replicated glass-master/Jewel-Case(sealed). Release Date: 22.02.2014 UPC/Barcode:
Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla 'O'Neils Lament' (2014)
The captivating sound of Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla brings together the spirit of Celtic tradition and the dynamic grooves of modern rock and jazz.
Band leader Joe O'Donnell is best known for his firery and innovative playing in East of Eden, Headstone & his acclaimed 1977 concept album Gaodhal's Vision featuring the late great legendary bluesman Rory Gallagher.
Joe O'Donnell - Electric Violin
Si Hayden - Guitar
Martin Barter - Keyboards
Adrian Litvinoff - Bass
Brendan J. Rayner - Drums, Percussion
2014 SilveryRecords, Format: Download, Cat no: SRCD068, Release Date: 07/02/2014, Sound Format: Stereo,
Joe O'Donnell - 'Gaodhal's Vision' (2013)
Includes guest appearances from Rory Gallagher, Jon Field & Skyla Kanga!
Originally released on Polydor in 1977, then Sony BMG in 2004, now Silvery Records makes Joe's masterpiece Gaodhal's Vision available on all download platforms for a new audience to discover.
1977 Celtic/jazz/rock concept album from the well known session violinist features 14 tracks Including guest appearances from Rory Gallagher, Jon Field & Skyla Kanga. Gaodhal's Vision songs Digipak. BMG/2004. Personnel: Joe O'Donnell (violin); Steve Bolton (guitar); Dave Lennox (keyboards); Bill Smith (bass); Theodore Thunder (drums).
"Still on crossovers, that year  also produced the first symphonic Celtic concept album in Joe O'Donnell's Gaodhal's Vision... The work spans classical, jazz and rock, and charts the journey of the Milesians from Egypt to Spain and thence to Ireland. The orchestral nature of the music conveys the atmosphere of the history, with flutes, violins and percussion forming the basis of the structure... the final cut, "Poets and Storytellers", develops into something very special when Rory Gallagher applies a searing, fast-fretted guitar sound to the mix." Mark J. Prendergast (Irish rock: roots, personalities, directions. Dublin, The O'Brien Press)
Release Date: 25/11/2013, Genre: Rock: Celtic Rock, Sound Format: Stereo, Recorded at Decca
Joe O'Donnell - 'Noel Nouvelet' (2013)
Coventry Telegraph/Christmas single by leading folk-rock musician to raise funds for East Midlands children's hospice. (All proceeds go to Rainbow's Children's Hospice.)
DOWNLOAD EP HERE (for free or make a donation in the Karma box below!) 'Early noel for Joe O’Donnell' - CHRISTMAS has come early for violin ace Joe O’Donnell whose new single brings together the traditions of India, Morocco, France and Coventry.
Noel Nouvelet combines the melodies of the Coventry Carol and a traditional French carol and – with 90 downloading days to Christmas – Joe is running an unusual promotion on the social networking site Facebook to showcase three different versions of the song.
He explains: “I wanted to do something different for the single. The musical arrangements themselves are an unusual combination of east and west and people are able to choose which version works best for them.”
All tracks feature members of his band Shkayla with Martin Barter on keyboards, Si Hayden on guitars, Brendan J Rayner on drums plus bass playing by Adrian Litvinoff and Mark Fulton and guest appearances by Juggy Rihal on tabla and dohl.
Joe provides multi-track violin to create a distinctive Asian sound in contrast to his usual folk-rock arrangements of traditional Celtic music.
London-based Indian singer Shaheen provides vocals for one version while Coventry’s Justine Watson sings on versions two and three which are based on a ‘trip-pace’ arrangement, one slightly faster than the other.
A driving force in Irish folk-rock since the 1970s, Joe has explored a range of musical cultures and influences since moving to Coventry in 1998.
Release Date: 21/10/2013, Sound Format: Stereo,
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Interplay 'Global' (2013)
Two years in the making ‘Global’, Interplay’s second album is released on Silvery Records.
Musical scents of Cuba, North Africa, India and elsewhere infuse the jazz-rooted repertoire, powered by the fine musicianship of Alan Wakeman, Richard Baker, Neil Hunter, Dave Balen and Adrian Litvinoff.
Catch them for the official album launch at Leamington's Lamp on Sunday 20th October at 8.00pm http://interplayjazz.co.uk
©2013SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD065, Packaging: digipak, Release Date: 21.09.2013, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 888174198590
Sonrisa - 'A Taste Of Latin' (2013)
"A Taste of Latin album is a wall-to-wall musical delight. Latin faves Lament are no more, but have reinvented themselves as Sonrisa. Just to make the point the band have an album out entitled ‘A Taste of Latin’. With all the recent sunshine about, this is an ideal soundtrack to an eye-squinting sunny day, sat down with a cool drink just relaxing. Front person Kath Kimber is a fine vocalist, completely in control of her voice, reminiscent of Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee. Though this band is very much the total of all its parts. There’s Liz Ralls on Trumpet and flugelhorn, Anthony McTiffen acoustic guitar, Wayne Matthews on bass and Chris Vigz on drums and percussion. The album is wall to wall musical delight, as they describe it themselves. “A musical journey from Spain, Cuba to Argentina, a collection of original material with some tradition songs from the Latin world given a unique twist and interpretation by Sonrisa”. I would definitely not argue with that, my fave tracks on here are ‘She Said’, ‘Eternal Flame’, 'Fire' and ‘Love Will Be’. That’s just my personal choice , to make your own, I suggest you go over to www.sonrisamusic.co.uk and buy the album." (Pete Chambers/Coventry Telegraph)
1. She Said
2. Dance with Me
3. Son de la Loma
4. Eternal Flame
5. Flamenco Interlude
6. Promised Land
7. Besame Mucho
9. Love Will Be
10. No Excuse is Good Enough
11. Feed Me
12. La Vida es Mia
Recorded Feb 2013 at Blackdown Recording Studios in Warwickshire UK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UNAUTHORISED BROADCASTING, LENDING, HIRING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IS FINE AS LONG AS THE ARTIST IS FULLY CREDITED. COPYING, OR RE-RECORDING ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES NECESSARY, IS NEVER AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING. MERCHANDISE
Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD064, Packaging: Jewel-Case. Release Date: 03.06.2013
Si Hayden - 'Arbitrary Notes Of Reason' (2013)
"Si Hayden originally wrote and recorded “Soweto Groove” for fretless guitar. He then recorded this double bass version. We may be partial, but we like the bass version best."(Corey Brown - NoTreble.com)
A 15 track double bass album by the man described as an acoustic virtuoso by UK's Guitarist Magazine, best bass player bar his own by the godfather of live drum and bass 'Roni Size', and the only musician to have a guitar video link placed on the popular bass resource 'NoTreble'!
Includes 3 bonus guitar/bass duets, 14 originals and one cover.
1. THE GRIZZLY GIANT*
2. PASSENGER ON THE TIME TRAIN
3. JUST A THOUGHT
4. 7FT GROOVE
5. THE ROMANIAN BULL-FIDDLE
6. DOG STAR GROOVE
7. FREE FROM THE TYRANNY OF MATTER*
8. UPRIGHT MONOLOGUE
9. CANAL FROG
10. TOO COOL FOR SHORTS
11. IN THE KEY OF ADVENTURE*
12. CONFESSIONS OF A 7FT BLONDE
14. 7FT SOWETO
15. GET LUCKY
All songs composed and performed by Si Hayden except track 15 (Daft Punk). All tracks recorded with a double bass, solo with no overdubs except* (three bonus tracks with Si on guitar). Produced by Ben Haines at Groovefurnisher Studio Birmingham, UK. August 2013. ©2013 SilveryRecords, UK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UNAUTHORISED BROADCASTING, LENDING, HIRING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IS FINE AS LONG AS THE ARTIST IS FULLY CREDITED. COPYING, OR RE-RECORDING ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES NECESSARY, IS NEVER AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING. MERCHANDISE ::: WWW.SILVERYRECORDS.COM ::: WWW.SIHAYDEN.COM
Format: Compact Disk & Download, Length: 39.15, Cat no: SRCD063, Packaging: Replicated glass-master/Jewel-Case. Release Date: 20.09.2013 UPC/Barcode:888174211992
Verity Pabla ‘A Song Yet Sung... Part Two’ (2013)
2. A Song Yet Sung
3. Thank You
Recorded in Birmingham, England, this new release concludes the 'Song Yet Sung' journey and features a duet with Francesca Egan, guest violinist Jools Street and another special bonus cover song for free. Out now on very limited edition CD.
All words & music by Verity Pabla www.veritypabla.com Played by Verity Pabla, Si Hayden, Ben Haines, Wayne Matthews, Adam Holt, Jools Street, Patrick Goutanier & Francesca Egan. Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Ben Haines. Recorded at groovefurnisher Studio, Birmingham, UK www.groovefurnisher.co.uk Photography by Sarah Hadley, Los Angeles, USA. Design by White Locust, Daventry, UK ©2013 Verity Pabla. Format: CD. Cat no: SRCD062 Release Date: 02-09-13 Sound Format: stereo
Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla 'Into The Becoming' (2013)
Joe O’Donnell first made a name for himself as a doyen of the electric fiddle on the Seventies Irish rock scene alongside the likes of Rory Gallagher, and the rock ethic is still predominant in his playing, so I don’t think he’ll mind if I say this CD is not for purists. The musicians in his band come from jazz or rock rather than folk backgrounds.
The captivating sound of Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla brings together the spirit of Celtic tradition and the dynamic grooves of modern rock and jazz.
Limerick-born Joe’s career has previously included work with former Steeleye Span members, Terry and Gay Woods, dynamic fiddle-driven rock band East Of Eden and the late, great Irish bluesman Rory Gallagher.
Singing songs in English and Gaelic and playing soaring fiddle melodies and improvisations, Joe is accompanied by a team of first-class musicians who really understand and do justice to the dynamic spirit of Celtic, jazz and rock music.
Joe O'Donnell - Electric Violin, Mandolin, Violectra, Vocal, Percussion
Eleanor O'Donnell - Vocal (Jentend Le Loup)
Si Hayden - Guitar, Vocal
Martin Barter - Keyboards, Vocal
Adrian Litvinoff - Bass, Vocal
Brendan J. Rayner - Drums, Cajon, Percussion
Price £10 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. 2013 SilveryRecords, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SR060, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 01/05/2013, Sound Format: Stereo,
Si Hayden - 'Acoustic Lines' (2012)
UK Guitarist Magazine described Si Hayden as an acoustic virtuoso on the release of his 2011 album 'Supercharger', since then he has released the pioneering solo 'fretless' fingerstyle acoustic guitar album 'Don't Fret' and 16 track electric jazz guitar album 'A Fistful of Grooves'. SilveryRecords present Si's 27th album since 1998, 'Acoustic Lines' 9 original solo acoustic guitar tracks all recorded as single takes with no overdubs, just how he plays them live.
DOWNLOAD ALBUM HERE (Free or make a donation - any amount!)
1. Coasting (Hayden)
2. Searchlight (Hayden)
3. Oversteer (Hayden)
4. Flower Girl (Hayden)
5. Simple Things (Hayden)
6. Time Out (Hayden)
7. Nowhere to Run (Hayden)
8. Walnut Bridge (Hayden)
9. Forest (Hayden)
For the wallet version buy here: All songs written by Si Hayden. Recorded at Harewood Studio, UK. August, 2012. (Physical formats=£8/Jewel Case - £6/Sleeve/Wallet=Free Global Postage from www.silveryrecords.com) ©2012 SilveryRecords, UK. Format: Compact Disk & Download, Length: 37.15, Cat no: SRCD061, Packaging: Replicated glass-master/Jewel-Case or Wallet version, Release Date: 24.09.2012 UPC/Barcode:700261894249
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Verity Pabla ‘A Song Yet Sung... Part One’ (2012)
1. Where My Heart Lays
2. Awaiting Me
3. Just Breathe
All words & music by Verity Pabla www.veritypabla.com Played by Verity Pabla, Si Hayden, Ben Haines, Wayne Matthews, Patrick Goutanier & Francesca Egan. Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Ben Haines. Recorded at groovefurnisher Studio, Birmingham, UK www.groovefurnisher.co.uk Saxaphone recorded with Chris Shelswell, Auckland, NZ. Photography by Tomi Simola, New Zealand. Design by White Locust, UK ©2012 Verity Pabla. Format: CD. Cat no: SRCD059 Release Date: 23-07-12 Sound Format: stereo
Matt Lakey & the Whatever (2012)
Silvery Records introduce Matt Lakey & the Whatever. A beautifully crafted and textured album that touches on folk, pop, rock and funk. A great debut album from one of Coventry's finest bands.
1. I Know You Meant Well
3. Jealousy Against
4. 3 Rifles
5. Bat an Eye
6. Nice and Slowly
7. Cold Bones
8. Manila Stay Away
10. The Navigator
11. What's Left?
This is the debut album from Matt Lakey and The Whatever. Singer songwriter Matt Lakey is joined by the massively talented Wes Finch and Ben Haines to produce a first album that will take you through an eclectic and beautifully textured record. Each track will take you somewhere into the life and consciousness of this Coventrian band. From the beautifully crafted folk feeling of 3 rifles through to the manic all out pop rock of Manila Stay Away. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we've enjoyed writing it! £10 Free Global Postage
Si Hayden - 'A Fistful of Grooves' (2012)
Silvery Records present Si Hayden's 26th album 'A Fistful Of Grooves' his 11th 'solo guitar' album since 1998 sustaining the usual non-overdubbed one-take format. 15 jazz/funk originals and one solo jazz cover of Wes Montgomery's 'Twisted Blues' All tracks solo electric guitar, no overdubs, loop or tricks just how he plays them live: www.youtube.com/simonhayden
1. The Lucky Mouse Emporium (1:56)
2. Sunday Morning Groove (3:40)
3. Acca Bella (3:03)
4. The Art of Ping (3:10)
5. Smiler (2:27)
6. Soho (2:07)
7. Twisted Blues (5:21)
8. Inanimate Life (4:13)
9. Pass It On Joe (2:37)
10. King Cat Swagger (2:15)
11. Subway (1:58)
12. Reigarte (1:13)
13. Rain Day Groove (2:06)
14. Foam Boogie (2:50)
15. Scratchy Volume Pot Blues (1:49)
16. Lost At Sea (3:46)
All songs written by Si Hayden except track 7 Wes Montgomery. Recorded at Bungalow Studio, UK. May, 2012. £7 Free Global Postage Cover artwork photography©2012 Davoud Davies ?2012 SilveryRecords, UK. Format: Compact Disk & Download, Length: 45:10, Cat no: SRCD057, Packaging: Jewel Case(Sealed), Release Date: 11.07.2012 UPC/Barcode:885767068544
Wes Finch & the Dirty Band 'Mayflower' (2012)
Superb new album by Wes Finch, a Warwickshire based singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitar player with 3 studio albums and various EPs and side projects.
1. Tithe Farm 01:13
2. Good Morning, Captain! 05:30
3. The Mermaid's Song 04:46
4. Close Enough for Rock 'n' Roll 03:44
5. I Know You Have A Secret 06:12
6. I've Been Told 02:28
7. Good As Gold 03:25
8. Canalside (with Matt Hernandez) 01:37
9. The One You Let Slip Away 03:36
10. Southern Cross 03:54
11. Bowl of Stars 05:28
12. Cold Hands, Warm Heart 04:32
myspace/wfinchmusicAvailable on CD. price £8 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. Artwork: Graeme Crowley, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD056, Packaging: Jewel Case, Sound Format: Stereo
Si Hayden - 'Don't Fret' (2012)
UK Guitarist Magazine described Si Hayden as an acoustic virtuoso on the release of his previous solo effort 'Supercharger'. Silvery Records present Si Hayden's 25th album 'Don't Fret' his 10th Solo guitar album since 1998 sustaining the usual non-overdubbed one-take format (these one-takes were captured on Si's studio-cam at www.youtube.com/simonhayden) This is no ordinary solo guitar album, on all 12 tracks the guitar had no frets, thus making this the only solo fretless acoustic fingerstyle guitar album available to buy.
1. The Ball On Fool Hill
3. Ladysmith Groove
4. Low Bee
5. Clowns At War
7. Soweto Groove
8. A Perfectly Reasonable Reason
9. Wingin' It Again
11. Fretless Hypnosis
12. Valley of a Thousand Hills
All songs written by Si Hayden. Recorded at Bungalow Studio, UK. March, 2012. £6 Free Global Postage Cover artwork photography©2012 Sarah Goodacre ©2012 SilveryRecords, UK. Format: Compact Disk & Download, Length: 39.50, Cat no: SRCD054, Packaging: Jewel Case(sealed), Release Date: 16.04.2012 UPC/Barcode:885767011649
Si Hayden Ben Haines Adam Holt - 'H-Division' (2012)
Silvery Records present Si Hayden's 24th album 'H-Division' 10 original rock instrumentals with Ben Haines on drums and Adam Holt on Bass. This is something quite different from the Joe O'Donnell guitarist of Flamenco and Celtic roots.
No bombast despite the H-Factor, a killer instrumental threesome exploring the most ethereal corners of rock idiom.
Never the one to slow down his pace - which doesn't make the man a shredder, - Hayden closely follows 2011's "Supercharger", which found the British axeman on his own, with this album set up for a trio format. Surely, the criterion for inviting bassist Adam Holt and drummer Ben Haines to the party wasn't their surnames' first letter, as there's a telepathic sympathy in the ten tracks that - save, perhaps, for the sharply focused rage of enchanting "Altitude" (shouldn't it be "Attitude"?) - can be only loosely described as "rock" only because a shadow of fusion hangs over the proceedings and peaks familiarly in "Light-Com".
Once the heavy riff of opener "Escape" gives way to notes that flutter rather than flurry over the brooding groove, a sunny vista is invoked into which "Vorcenellaraptorai" shoots a flamenco-tinctured twang. In "Azimodal Equinox", though, such a spank lies in a bass domain as the guitar steps behind the rhythm to color the gritty jive, but "Aperphelion" offers the listener a blissful electric flight across the acoustically rippling sky. Higher and higher, when it comes to "Zodiacal Apparition" the sensual soaring is somewhat undercut by the piece's motorik engine: kosmische musik it ain't, and here's the momentum gets lost, until "One Way" invites Hayden's harmonic riffola back. Powerful and imaginative work."
**** (Dmitry M. Epstein - Let It Rock)
3. Charlie Brown
5. Azimodal Equinox
8. Zodiacal Apparition
9. The Arcsae System
10. One Way
All songs written by Si Hayden. Recorded at GrooveFurnisher Studio, UK. November, 2011. £6 Free Global Postage. Cover artwork photography©2012 Si Hayden ?2012 SilveryRecords2012 SilveryRecords, UK. Format: Compact Disk & Download, Length: 39.50, Cat no: SRCD054, Packaging: Digi-Pack, Release Date: 23.01.2012 UPC/Barcode:885767312326
Wes Finch 'Covers' (FREE DOWNLOAD!) (2012)
These are some recordings of cover songs that have inspired me and that I love to play by people like Richard Thompson, Tom Waits, Paul Simon and Ronnie Lane. Also featured are tracks by other artists that were requested by fans and given originally as gifts to thank them for helping fund the physical production of my album Mayflower which is also available for download at Bandcamp.
1. Blind Alfred Reed - How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? 04:14
2. Chelsea Hotel No.2 (Leonard Cohen) 04:51
3. Done This One Before (Ronnie Lane) 03:55
4. Dimming of the Day (Richard & Linda Thompson) 05:06
5. Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson) 03:55
6. Sunday Morning, Coming Down (Kris Kristofferson) 04:46
7. Shoals of Herring (Ewan Maccoll) 04:48
8. Tiny Dancer (Elton John & Bernie Taupin) 06:11
9. Time, You Old Gypsy Man (Sean Tyrrell / Ralph Hodgson) 02:57
10. Say Hallelujah (Tracy Chapman) 02:25
11. The Chauffer (Duran Duran) 03:32
Free download here: Covers 1
1. Hold On (by Tom Waits) 05:27
2. May You Never (by John Martyn) (free) 03:39
3. Vincent Black Lightning (by Richard Thompson) 05:56
4. Dust My Broom (by Elmore James) 03:53
5. Hide & Seek (by Imogen Heap) 05:56
6. Cocaine Blues (by Townes Van Zandt) 02:40
7. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (by Paul Simon) 04:46
8. Nick Drake's 'Northern Sky' 04:10
Name your price here: Covers 2
myspace/wfinchmusicFormat: Free download, Cat no: SRCD053, Packaging: Jewel Case, Sound Format: Stereo
Si Hayden 'Supercharger' (2011)
SRCD052 "Resonator instrumentals from the fast lane
Coventry acoustic virtuoso Si Hayden has experimented in a variety of unconventional musical contexts - from live drum 'n' bass and jazz to Celtic and Spanish classical - than this solo-guitar instrumental outing lets on. All the songs were recorded on a resonator and. impressively, it was all done in just a single take. His technique shows the fingerprints of other musical forms, but for the most part, it's a mixture of blues and folk staples - with alternate picking, slide and percussive slaps evident throuout. Hayden wrings the most out the resonator's steely attack, offering up a bevy of harmonics and rhythmic possibillities along the way. Its no small feat to walk the line between accessible melody and fleet-fingered flash as expertly as this" Standout track: Time Out For fans of: Tommy Emmanuel, Bert Jansch, Isaac Guillory"
(Guitarist Magazine - http://www.musicradar.com/guitarist/guitarist-issue-352-on-sale-now-529060)
"A six-string virtuoso gives a master class of one-take approach leaving no space for casual spontaneity and the whole world for emotions
With all his versatility, Si Hayden could have been a national treasure in the U.K. if only he had the rage of Rory Gallagher or the flash of Richard Thompson, but he prefers to keep it down and serious be it on his own or as foil for violinist Joe O'Donnell, or as multi-instrumentalist in jazzers MORLEY HAYDEN HAINES. And here's an example: Si's many musical faces are reflected, and refracted, in a dozen of acoustic guitar pieces that are being played as straight as a lace goes, with no overdubs to paint an additional, needless vignette. Still, the cover car is an amalgamation of the title track which marries Delta blues to flamenco to demonstrate Hayden's filigree finger-work, while the devilish slide that rides through "A Slight Tale" makes its ominous entrance in the sparse opener "Dusk" to set the agenda. Yet it doesn't prepare the listener for such deliciously lazy groove as the one under "I Roll" or the shadow of Indian chant of "Walnut Bridge". Whatever wide the maestro stylistic palette is, there's a wholeness to the album, a sign of Si's immaculate taste matching his delivery and making the result sharply focused and sensually riveting. Calm but cool."
**** (Dmitry M. Epstein - Let It Rock)
Silvery Records present Si Hayden's 23rd album 'Supercharger' his 9th Solo guitar album since 1998. A Hell-fire Supercharged Fingerstyle blues title track along with 11 other shining pieces sustaining the usual non-overdubbed one-take format, this time all recorded on a Resonator guitar.
1. Dusk (Hayden)
2. Southern Straight (Hayden)
3. I Roll (Hayden)
4. Time Out (Hayden)
5. Supercharger (Hayden)
6. Via North East Winds (Hayden)
7. Looking Out (Hayden)
8. Walnut Bridge (Hayden)
9. Night Lights (Hayden)
10. A Slight Tale (Hayden)
11. Autumn Memorial (Hayden)
12. The Last Slide (Hayden)
All songs composed and performed by Si Hayden. All tracks solo guitar, recorded with no overdubs at Bungalow Studio, UK. November, 2011. Guitar used: Fender Resonator. Cover artwork photography©2011 Si Hayden ©2011 SilveryRecords, UK. Format: Compact Disk & Download, Length: 48.26, Cat no: SRCD052, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 12.12.2011 UPC/Barcode:885767253230
Wes Finch & the Dirty Band 'Sic' (2011)
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Drew Coleman.The EP contains new recordings of some live Dirty Band favourites. "A deep emotional connection that resonates through every song, spine tingling harmonies and great balance between raw folk and something a bit more accessible - he really does have a lot in his arsenal." - http://www.openairsessions.co.uk/
1- Hold That Note
2- The Good Fight
3- Jack To Do
Available on CD. price £6 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD051, Packaging: Sleeve, Sound Format: Stereo
illkinski - 'Fireflies' (2011)
Formed in London in 2004, illkinski are electronica duo Adam Perry & Arash Lowni.Influenced by the music of Apparat, Four Tet, Matmos & Boards of Canada, they spent thefirst 3 years writing and producing an extensive catalogue, remixing, and staging someelectrifying live performances.
In 2005 they came first in an Ableton worldwide remix competition judged by Coldcut; andwon a BBC Radio competition for their song 'Buttonpushers'.
In the same year they were awarded a grant by the PRS Foundation, and went on to playlive on the same bill as Plaid (Warp Records).
In August 2007 they released their debut full-length album "Let’s Zoom In" with SilveryRecords.
“Otiose…is quite simply a work of genius… maybe the best track I’ve heard all year’’
- Release Magazine
“illkinski walk their music down a path of electronic percussive work that's propelledby experimentation … It never feels contrived or overly complicated. That's one of thereasons I find myself returning to the wealth of information found here”
- Properly Chilled
In 2008 both parties emigrated, Adam to Melbourne, and Arash to Hong Kong. Far fromthat ending the musical partnership, the duo continue to write music together (swappingfiles over the internet) and play live in their new cities.On the 1st October they will release their second album ''Fireflies".
2 Save As Type
4 Ruby Sponge
5 Paper Clown
8 Blue Copper
9 Winter Song
Format: Download, Cat no: SRCD050, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 01/09/2011 UPC/Barcode:885767829541
Morley Hayden Haines - 'The Backra Instrumentals' (2011)
Three years ago Silvery Records introduced 'Backra Men' a unique hell-fire journey of Jazz backed award winning poetry by Morley Hayden Haines. Three years on cue this re-mixed & mastered instrumental version 'The Backra Instrumentals' allowing the music to sing out but with the added bonus of the accompanying poetry book 'Backra Man' to be read alongside whilst listening to set the mood!
1. Fabula (The Backra Instrumentals)
2. For Lee Miller (The Backra Instrumentals)
3. Map I. Spon: II. Ball Hill, Morning: III. Anglia to Mercia (The Backra Instrumentals)
4. From the Spanish Gypsy (The Backra Instrumentals)
5. Duskfall (The Backra Instrumentals)
6. Bomb (The Backra Instrumentals)
7. Sistah (The Backra Instrumentals)
8. Deciphering the Eucalypts (The Backra Instrumentals)
9. On First Looking Into Cecily Jones’s Engendering Whiteness (The Backra Instrumentals)
10. Disillusion (The Backra Instrumentals)
11. Loki’s Song (The Backra Instrumentals)
12. On the Macclesfield Psalter (The Backra Instrumentals)
13. Iberian Baroque (The Backra Instrumentals)
14. Dobeš' Snail (The Backra Instrumentals)
15. The New Romanian Poems (The Backra Instrumentals)
Available on CD. Order now! £5 (Includes free postage to anywhere in the world) pay with credit, debit card or paypal.
Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD049, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 29/8/2011 UPC/Barcode:885767845787
Si Hayden - 'Live at The Hinckley Act Folk Club' (2011)
"20th CD by Coventry guitar ace Si Hayden. 'Live at the Hinckley Act Folk Club' captures Si at his mesmerising best at the unusual venue located in an industrial estate off the A5 which regularly features such top guitarists as Gordon Giltrap and Michael Chapman. A prolific recording artist since 1998, Si’s last live solo guitar album was recorded at the 2005 Coventry Jazz Festival."
(Pete Willow/Coventry Telegraph)
Available on CD (Includes Live DVD recorded the same night). Order now! £8 (Includes free postage to anywhere in the world) pay with credit, debit card or paypal.
1. Tango Schizophrenia (Live at the Hinckley Act Folk CLub)
2. Alexandre Avenue (Live at the Hinckley Act Folk CLub)
3. May you never 'Frisell' away (Live at the Hinckley Act Folk CLub)
4. Walking the dog (Montgomery)
5. Like Fire (Live at the Hinckley Act Folk CLub)
6. Beginning (Live at the Hinckley Act Folk CLub)
7. Arcachon (Live at the Hinckley Act Folk CLub)
8. Cloudspinning (Live at the Hinckley Act Folk CLub)
9. Moondance (Live at the Hinckley Act Folk CLub) (Morrison)
Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD048, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 20.04.2011 UPC/Barcode:885767618848
Si Hayden 'Spoilt for choice' (2011)
It has been two years since Si's last studio solo guitar album 'Sabaca', well received by fRoots(folk roots magazine) but 'Spoilt for choice' is Hayden's 19th album since 1998. Available on CD. Order now! £4.99 (Includes free postage to anywhere in the world) pay with credit, debit card or paypal. www.sihayden.com
1. Travelling by sound (Hayden)
2. Sunday morning groove (Hayden)
3. Arcachon (Hayden)
4. Twisted blues (Montgomery)
5. Rain day groove (Hayden)
6. Jackdaw (Hayden)
7. Smiler (Hayden)
8. Hope for the unassuming hero (Hayden)
9. Moondance(Live) (Morrison)
10. Walking the dog(Live) (Hayden)
11. Inanimate life (Hayden)
12. Lost at sea (Hayden)
SilveryRecords introduce Si's 7th solo guitar album 'Spoilt for choice'Available on CD. Order now £4.99 with FREE global postage.
All music, composed and performed by Si Hayden except 4 and 9. All tracks solo guitar, recorded with no overdubs at Bungalow Studio, UK. February 2011. Guitar used: 1993 USA Delux Strat, Gordon Smith Electric, Martin GTE16 and 2011 Raphael Ramos Classical. Cover artwork photography©2011 John Gate ©2009 SilveryRecords, UK.www.sihayden.com www.myspace.com/sihayden www.reverbnation.com/sihayden www.youtube.com/simonhaydenFormat: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD047, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 21.02.2011 UPC/Barcode:885767543188
Wes Finch & the Dirty Band 'Live' (2010)
1. I've Been Told / Calling You
2. Fully Grown
3. Comes Love
4. No DramaBR>5. The Rambler / Soul Weight
Featuring original Dirty Band members Andy Whitehead on guitar, G Vaughan on drums, and Joe Carvel on bass, this live show was recorded at Taylor John's House in Coventry in September 2010. Wes is also joined by Liz Crowley and Nic Heys on backing vocals. The CD has versions of tracks from both Dirty Band records and a cover of Artie Shaw's classic "Comes Love". Recorded and mixed by Ian Whitehead, the CD captures the exciting and energetic atmosphere of the live show with great clarity. A video of the show's last track "Whodat?" by Microstu can be seen at http://microstu.moduwise.com/video/wes-finch-taylor-johns
Available on CD. price £4 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD046, Packaging: Sleeve, Sound Format: Stereo
Si Hayden, Ben Haines 'Mille Miglia' (2010)
1. Before the start (Hayden/Haines)
2. Ravenna straight (Hayden)
3. Twin pipe (Hayden)
4. Flat out (Hayden/Haines)
5. C-Type curves (Hayden)
6. Humpback bridges with S-bends (Hayden)
7. Precarious corners (Hayden)
8. Pescara (Hayden/Haines)
9. Telegram (Hayden)
Silvery Records introduce 'Mille Miglia' by Si Hayden and Ben Haines. An instrumental jazz odyssey painting the story of Tony Rolt & Len Hayden's race across Italy during the 1953 Mille Miglia. Si Hayden ~ guitars & double bass. Ben Haines ~ drums \?2012 SilveryRecords2010 SilveryRecords, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD045, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 11/22/2010, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC:884502905731 /Length:42.24
Si Hayden 'COUNTERFEIT' (2010)
1. So You (Hayden)
2. Tried (Hayden)
3. And Failed (Hayden)
4. To Counterfeit (Hayden)
5. Money (Hayden)
6. Well (Hayden)
7. Maybe (Hayden)
8. You could (Hayden)
9. Try (Hayden)
10. Counterfeiting (Hayden)
11. A Whole (Hayden)
12. Bank (Hayden)
SilveryRecords introduce 'COUNTERFEIT' by Si Hayden, Guitarist for Celtic violin virtuoso Joe O’Donnell(SonyBMG/East of Eden/Rory Gallagher), a founder member of live dnb band 91db (Noble England/Rik Mayall/MotivationRecords), one third of jazz trio MorleyHaydenHaines(Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2009) also plays double bass for Verity Pabla(SilveryRecords), Lucy Anne Sale(TinAngelRecords), Andrew Buckley(SilveryRecords) and also performs extensively as a solo instrumentalist.
Live appearences include: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival(2009), The HSBC Coventry Jazz Festival(2005/2007/2009), Waveform Festival(2009), Bunkfest(2008), Godiva festival(2007/2008/2010), MoorMusicFestival(2010), Mac theatre, Hexagon theatre, Alexandra theatre, Belgrade theatre.....
"Si's fantastic technique and style on the guitar always goes down a storm at the festival and it was great to welcome him back!(Chris Davis/Coventry Jazz Festival)
"A classical Spanish style guitarist, who will blow you away with his jazz, latin and funk infused songs. How he manages it all on just a 6 string guitar still amazes us. You will have to see him to believe it!(AcousticLounge, Clapham)
.."It's really nice to hear new music with real musicians, I do a lot of programmed music, but there is something organic about poetry and well tuned musicians. And Si's work is just great, the double bass playing is spot on... it really sounds like the musicians overstood the poetry. Nice one."(Performance Poet Benjamin Zephaniah)
.."Hayden is a very acomplished guitarist, with a good range of styles and moods."(fROOTS Magazine)
SugarDaddies - 'Five for the Road' (2011)
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SilveryRecords introduce the SugarDaddies 'Five for the Road'Available on CD. Order now £4.99 with FREE global postage
Five quirky originals featuring soulful guitar, wailing harmonica, stonking piano and pulsating bass. Sweet Blues and Soul - Let the Good Times Roll!
The music speaks for itself. Two bluesmen having a great time with issues of Love, Life and yes, Politics too! This is Philosophy for your road trip - tales of Jealousy, Desire, Frustration, and Contentment. Voices full of feeling, and great instrumentation - ear candy for the soulful!
Guitar moves the soul
Bass sounds the depths of the world
Music in your bloodstream
Who are the 'Daddies? Adrian Litvinoff:- Double Bass, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Vocals. Steve Roberts:- Guitars, Harmonica, Vocals.
Starting as a pianist in jazz and blues bands Adrian took up bass under the influence of Cream. He worked around London’s music scene in many different bands, spanning jazz orchestras and small groups, blues and progressive rock. Steve started guitar and harmonica in Sheffield playing tunes by Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, BB King, and Sonny Boy Williamson among others.
Steve and Adrian met in 2000 playing Jazz together. They discovered a common love of Blues & Soul, and started getting together to jam. Today SugarDaddies are an exciting and versatile duo, playing great blues and soul classics and their own tunes too.
InfluencesRay Charles, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, Taj Mahal, Willie Dixon, Sam and Dave, Mose Allison, Eddie Floyd and Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Alexis Korner, Cream, John Mayall, Thelonius Monk, Jeff Beck and Peter Green, Joe Cocker and the Grease Band, Frank White - and many more!!
Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD043, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 01.02.2011 UPC/Barcode:
Si Hayden, Ameet Gauher, Pritpal Rai 'Sunrise' (2010)
1. Sunrise (Hayden/Rai/Gauher)
2. Life of a Dragon comet (Hayden)
3. 109 degrees Fahrenheit (Hayden/Rai/Gauher)
4. Horizons smile (Hayden/Rai/Gauher)
5. Apex (Hayden)
6. Terra Rise (Hayden/Rai/Gauher)
7. Heat of the Earth (Hayden/Rai/Gauher)
8. Eclipse (Hayden)
SilveryRecords introduce 'Sunrise' by Si Hayden, Ameet Gauher, Pritpal Rai. An instrumental jazz fusion of Tabla, Guitar, Didgeridoo, Piano, Organ and Double bass. Si Hayden ~ Guitars, Piano, Organ, Double Bass. Ameet Gauher ~ Didg, Pritpal Rai ~ Tabla \'©2010 SilveryRecords, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD042, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 10/10/10, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC:884502834727 TBC /Length:44.24
91db 'Waiting' (2010)
2. This World
6. No Turning Back
7. Running Away
8. Love Tonic
Silvery Records introduce 91db's 'Waiting'. An astonishing d&b record, only this example boasts a full band of world class musicianship. The vocal wonder of Bella D, the incredible acoustic drums of Paul Johnson, the liquid guitar of Si Hayden, the smooth poetic delivery of Emmanuelle's vocals, Nick Green's fluid warm keys and not to mention the bonus bass talents of Wayne Matthews on 'Message' and Micheal Charles (Mikee C) on 'Change'
Their sound is influenced by one of the very first West Indian Dub Reggae Sound-systems in the UK , the 2tone/Ska phenomenon that is now having a major resurgence, the legendary Eclipse nightclub acid house scene of the early 90 and all the way to today’s much hyped retrospective Dubstep scene. 91db is becoming established as one of the most exciting up and coming live Liquid DnB acts here in the UK . Flagship events such as Pressure and Gamma Funkula have allowed the band to be influenced by current dance floor bangers supporting the likes of Dreadzone, Grace Jones, Andy C / Nicky Blackmarket / Example/ Dread Zone/ Skream / Hatcha/ Skinny man and Dan Le Sac V Scroobious Pip. This year 91db have released a remix of Rik Mayall's 2010 Unofficial World Cup Anthem 'Noble England' and are currently performing around the UK
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/91db
Vocals; Anabell Deanie, Emmauelle Cottrell
Drums; Paul Johnson
Guitars/Electric Bass/Upright Bass; Si Hayden
Electric Bass; Wayne Matthews, Mikee C
Keys; Nick Green
Produced by; 91db
Mastered by; Chris Fairless & Paul Johnson
91db First Album - Waiting' the 91db formative years 2004 - 2009. Featuring Bella D on vocals, Wayne Mathews and Mikee C on Bass. Released by: Silvery Records, ©2010SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Download Cat no: SRCD041, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 04.10.2010, Genre: Drum & Bass/Dub, Sound Format: Stereo, Length: 42.34, UPC: 884502817584
Si Hayden, Ben Haines 'Waiting Room' (2010)
2. Interstellar Communication
3. Closing in
4. Killing time
5. No way in
6. 700 Million miles
7. Slowly very fast
SilveryRecords introduce 'Waiting Room' by Hayden/Haines. A completely different instrumental blast to their usual past of jazz works. Steering clear of swing, this record is closer to a present day progressive rock power trio. Recorded live at Groovefurnisher Studio's, Birmingham on the 11th August 2010. All songs by Si Hayden and Ben Haines. Produced, engineered and mixed by Ben Haines. Mastered by Si Hayden. Artwork Photography © 2010 - Marta Kochanek / ©2010SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Download Cat no: SRCD040, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 30.08.2010, Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock, Sound Format: Stereo, Length: 40.34, UPC: 884502770872
Si Hayden, Ben Haines, Gaz Rollins 'Swim on by' (2010)
1. May you never 'Frisell' away
2. Swim on by
3. Alexandre Avenue
4. Fully charged
6. What will be
All songs by Si Hayden and Ben Haines. Recorded, Produced, engineered and mixed by Ben Haines. Mastered by Si Hayden. ©2010SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Download Cat no: SRCD039, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 23.08.2010, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 884502760873
Si Hayden 'FdWN' (2010)
5. Out There
6. And You
9. You Are
£5 Free Global Postage. All songs, artwork, produced & mastered by Si Hayden. ©2010SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Download Cat no: SRCD038, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 16.08.2010, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 884502746792 www.sihayden.com
Verity Pabla ‘This Mess’ (2010)
1. This Mess
2. Give It Your All
3. It Is Or It Isn’t (Ep Version)
4. This Moment Now
5. Plain Filthy (Live Version)
All words & music by Verity Pabla, www.veritypabla.com Played by Verity Pabla, Si Hayden & Ben HainesProduced, engineered & mixed by Ben Haines www.groovefurnisher.co.uk Mastered by Ben Haines & Si Hayden www.sihayden.com Artwork by:Amerjit Kaur Dhaliwal. ©2010 Verity Pabla. Format: CD & Download Cat no: SRCD037 Release Date: 25-07-10 Sound Format: stereo, UPC 884502676778
Wes Finch & the Dirty Band 'From the Coleman Kitchen' (2010)
1. The Rambler
2. No Drama
3. Fully Grown
4. I've Been Told / Calling You
An EP featuring the original Dirty Band line up (George Vaughan on drums, Joe Carvel on bass, Andy Whitehead on guitars and keyboards, Matt Lakey on banjo and Bryan Lea Bradford on harmonicas) recorded and engineered by Drew Coleman.
These are all original songs written just after the release of the Dirty Band's first album. Backing vocals and inlay artwork are supplied by Liz Crowley of The Bellows.
In collaboration with Mustard & Blood Promotions 2010.
Available on CD. price £4 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD036, Packaging: Sleeve, Sound Format: Stereo
Verity Pabla 'The Journey Live at Playwrights' (2010)
1. Best Dress
2. Please Be
4. Interlude #1
5. Divine You
6. Interlude #2
7. Drink You In
8. Interlude #3
9. Wrapped Around
12.All You Can Feel
This Enhanced CD includes the two official animated music videos for ‘Trust Again’ and ‘Step Forwards’!
All words and music written by Verity PablaExcept tracks 4, 6 & 8 by Hayden/HainesAnd Track 10 by Si Hayden.
Verity Pabla: electric guitar & vocals.
Si Hayden: double bass & guitars.Ben Haines: cajon, drums & all other instruments
All live tracks recorded at Playwrights Café-Bar, UK, April 2010 Produced, recorded and mixed by Ben Haines and Si HaydenAll studio tracks recorded at groovefurnisher studio, UK, May 2010 Produced, recorded and mixed by Ben Haines All tracks engineered and mastered by Ben Haines & Si Haydenwww.groovefurnisher.co.uk www.sihayden.com
Verity Pabla ©2010 Artwork Photography © 2010 - Marta KochanekAll rights reserved. Unauthorised broadcasting, lending, hiring, public performance, copying, or re-recording is prohibited.Format: Enhanced Compact Disc, Cat no: SRCD035, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 27/06/10, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 884502548365
Si Hayden, Ben Haines, Nathan Folds 'Pianose' (2010)
1. Canopy level (Hayden)
2. Manhattan (Hayden)
3. Scent to Romany (Hayden/Haines)
5. Partner in time (Hayden)
6. Two Minutes (Hayden)
7. Delabiquitus (Hayden/Haines)
8. Furlingtons Rise (Hayden)
Si Hayden: Piano, Ben Haines: Drums, Nathan Folds: Double bass. Recorded at Irv Cabin Studio one summer evening in 2010.©2010SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD034, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 07.06.2009, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 884502505290 www.sihayden.com www.groovefurnisher.com
Interplay 'Introducing Interplay' (2010)
1. Grey Day at Gorey
2. Faces & Places
3. Hang Around featuring Andra Sparks
5. Ode to Duke featuring Andra Sparks
6. Boogie Stop Shuffle
7. Rising On Thermals
8. After You Stu (new)
9. Step Lightly
10. The Shuffle
SilveryRecords introduce the delectable sound of Interplay, a jazz delight! Welcome to the first offering by INTERPLAY, the band founded in 2007 by bassist and composer Adrian Litvinoff. The sounds on this album reflect the band’s development on the road, shaped by experimenting, taking risks and putting the audience at the centre of everything it does.
Adrian’s tunes are evocative and warm, connecting with emotions and experiences, memorable rather than abstract. Drawing from their immersion in many musical genres he and the band explore all sorts of textures and sounds not always associated with contemporary jazz, to delight the ear and create ‘the sound of surprise’.
The guys in the band are all well known players in the region – and the album shows just why. Richard Baker is a fine trombonist. If he’s not a virtuoso yet he soon will be! His classically-honed technique is put to awesome and expressive use in ‘Faces and Places’ and ‘Grey Day at Gorey’. He tears it up big-time on ‘Boogie Stop Shuffle’, while his solo on ‘Ode to Duke’ perfectly mirrors the mood and delivery of the lyric by Andra Sparks. Alan Wakeman on soprano and tenor saxes brings something wild and free to the ensemble that is always grounded in musicality and emotional honesty. His solos on ‘Hang Around’ and ‘Island’ are both outstanding, as is his rendition of ‘Rising on Thermals’. Neil Hunter is a gifted and creative pianist, and energy just seems to flow through him. At times reflective and tender, at others driving and exuberant, he is a great accompanist as well as soloist. His poignant opening to ‘Hang Around’ perfectly sets the scene for what follows, while his inspired excursions on ‘Boogie Stop Shuffle’ and ‘After You Stu’ are other highlights. Adrian Litvinoff is a bassist whose playing style has been shaped by his instinct as a composer. Always searching for the melodic complement to the other players, his lines climb and fall in response to the music, even when holding down a groove. Enjoy his accompaniment on ‘Faces and Places’ and ‘Step Lightly’ as well as his solos on ‘Grey Day’ and ‘Island’. Dave Balen on drums and percussion brings a history of musical exploration and immersion in many genres including Indian music. His approach to music (and to life) makes him an unselfish accompanist as well as a highly creative soloist – hear his multi-layered contribution to ‘Grey Day’ or the extraordinary percussion accompanying the bass solo in ‘Island’. Andra Sparks joins us for two numbers on the album. Andra’s voice is bell-like, clear and suffused with warmth, and she really knows how to get inside a lyric! Her contributions to ‘Hang Around’ and ‘Ode to Duke’ add freshness and polish to these numbers and enrich the album as a whole. For more information about INTERPLAY and to hear some tracks from the album visit www.interplayjazz.wordpress.com ©2010SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD033, Packaging: digipak, Release Date: 31.05.2009, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 884502487954
Si Hayden 'Live in 05 at the Coventry Jazz Festival' (2010)(LP)
1. Like Fire (Hayden)
2. One Weekend (Hayden)
3. Imminent Moondance (Hayden)
4. Armitage (Hayden)
5. Tango Schizophrenia (Hayden)
6. Black Magic Nylon (Hayden)
7. The Ball on Fool Hill (Hayden)
8. Double Bass Solo (Hayden)
9. PW digs it! (Hayden)
All tracks played on a solo instrument live with no acompiniament or overdubsRecorded live at the 2005 Coventry Jazz festivalCover shot: Kris Connolly www.sihayden.com ©2010SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD032, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 25.05.2009, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 884502505283
Andrew Buckley 'Mainly Blue' (2010)
1. Our Favourite Son (Buckley)
2. Mainly blue (Buckley)
3. For your greater god (Buckley)
4. Another kind of girl (Buckley)
5. When she said what she said (Buckley)
6. Idolised by you (Buckley)
7. Do you dream in colour (Buckley)
8. Never look back (Buckley)
9. Big trouble (Buckley)
10. Perfect love (Buckley)
11. When the rain (Buckley)
SilveryRecords introduce the devine song writing and recordings of Andrew Buckley with a little help from the virtuoso violin of Joe O'Donnell (East of Eden) the superb upright double bass of Si Hayden and the delectable spring rhythms of Ben Haines.©2010SilveryRecords UK. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD031, Packaging: Jewel Case (sealed), Release Date: 25.05.2009, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 884502486315
MORLeY HAYDeN HAINeS 'UNCORKeD' (Live at the Gresham Metropole for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival)' (2010)
1. Introduction & Disillusion (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
2. For Lee Miller (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
3. Bomb (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
4. Sistah (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
5. On first looking into Cecily Jones's... (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
6. The Silver Age (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
7. Dobe?? Snail (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
8. Dissilusion (bonus track from the Ó Bhéal...) (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
9. Sistah (bonus track from the Ó Bhéal...) (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
10. Map (bonus track from the Ó Bhéal...) (Morley/Hayden/Haines)
£5 Free Global Postage. ©2010SilveryRecords ©2010Heaventreepress www.sihayden.com www.groovefurnisher.com Cover Shot: Ben Haines. Inner shots: Kris Connelly & Suki Dhaliwal. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD030, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 24.05.2010, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 884502505290
Si Hayden 'The Mysteries' (2010)
"..powerful stuff, not for the squeamish.." ('The Birmingham Post' on the 'Underground' scene)
1. Chosen (Hayden/Haines)
2. The ultimate friend (Hayden)
3. Moses (Hayden)
4. Back from the wilderness (Hayden)
5. Chris's theme (Hayden)
6. Harmonic angel (Hayden)
7. Jay and the King (Hayden)
8. Jay's theme (Hayden)
9. The walk to school (Hayden)
10.Moses in a basket (Hayden)
11.The Bennediction (Hayden)
12.Quranic monologue (Hayden)
13.The plagues (Hayden)
14.The innocents (Hayden)
15.Phil Stein hair salon (Hayden)
17.Enter Samson (Hayden)
18.The fall of Lucifer (Hayden/Haines)
19.Slaves toil (Hayden)
Original Theatre Score produced, composed and performed by Si Hayden. A Belgrade Theatre Production 'The Mysteries, In our own words'
"Music is a big part of my work (always!) and so it's a huge relief to me that I have a composer that understands what I'm after and whom I know I can trust completely to deliver what I want for the show AND who produces music that is 100 times better than I had envisioned!
Thanks for helping to make the shows into the successes they were. Until the next time..."(Tracey Street/Director/The Mysteries)
(soundtrack) No 'MIDI' (Multi-Instrument-Digital-Interface) was used in the production of this album. Cover Artwork: , ©2009 SilveryRecords, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SR028, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 14/12/09, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC:884502304084 /Length:76:14 www.sihayden.com
Wes Finch 'Asthill Grove' (2009)
1. Oh my days!
2. Air, Land & Sea
3. Aint we the lucky ones?
4. Jack to do
6. Keep fishing
7. The new waltz
"Coventry's Asthill Grove is where the house in which these songs were recorded in lies. These 9 original tracks feature a wealth of local musical talent who all leant their skills and time for nothing but love and sandwiches over the second half of 2009. All the songs are original compositions by Wes Finch and feature traditional English folk and Americana instruments. The music has been described as warm and vibrant 'pop-folk' and UK-Americana'. Are they both oxymorons?..."br> Asthill Grove, recorded Spring & Summer 2009, engineered and mixed by Paul Hartry. 9 tracks featuring 'Air, Land & Sea, Jack to Do, Oh My Days! and The New Waltz...
Coventry based songwriter Wes Finch has produced a small masterpiece with this record. It is fair to say that he has been helped in no small way by the 14 other musicians that have contributed their talents to it and especially the production skills of Paul Hartry. This record has warmth flowing through it. Finch has a voice that is hard to place. There is a twang to his vocals, kind of like The Kooks Luke Pritchard doing a Ryan Adams impersonation, but unmistakably English. The voice suits perfectly the folk/pop that is Finch's stock and trade. Opening with the short and teasing Wooden Hill, we get a glimpse of delights to come. Air, Land & Sea is one of the most beautiful songs that I have heard in many a year. It builds and falls with faultless grace and had me reaching for the repeat button more than once. Both Aint We The Lucky Ones? and Jack To Do arrive like long lost friends, open armed, smiling and comfortingly familiar. I say familiar as many of the tracks on here have the feeling that you have heard them before. It's not because they sound particularly like anyone else, but rather because they are instantly likable. This is an album that works from the first play. A special mention has to be given to The New Waltz where an anthemic version of Mickey Newbury's An American Trilogy is incorporated into the chorus. An unexpected surprise that works a treat. This is a well crafted album from an obviously talented artist who deserves to be heard. Move over Ryan Adams & co, there's a new kid in town.(The Music Critic ~ Sunday, 24 January 2010)
Available on CD. price £8.99 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD028, Packaging: Jewel Case, Sound Format: Stereo myspace/wfinchmusic
Verity Pabla 'Step Forwards'(2009)
1. Step Forwards
2. Best Dress (Single Version)
3. Divine You (Single Version)
All words & music by Verity Pabla, www.veritypabla.com Played by Verity Pabla, Si Hayden & Ben HainesProduced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Ben Haines www.groovefurnisher.co.uk
©2009 Verity Pabla. Artwork by:Brian Harley.Format: Audio CD & Download, Cat no: SRCD027, Release Date: 05-11-09, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC:884502246902
Lament 'Sun Soaked' (2009)
Brand new album from Lament featuring, Kath Kimber on vocals, Anthony McTiffen on acoustic guitar, Liz Ralls on trumpet, Wayne Matthews on bass guitar and Chris Viggers on drums, cajon and percussion.
12 new tracks which capture the raw energy and quality musicianship from Lament, as well as their trademark unforgettable melodies and infectious rhythms demanding your attention. ?Sun Soaked? blends jazz, ethnic world grooves, flamenco and latin, bringing a unique urban fusion to what is definitely more than just dance music.
1. La Vida es Mia (McTiffen/Kimber)
2. Playin? (McTiffen/Kimber)
3. Fly Away (McTiffen/Kimber)
4. Over the Edge (McTiffen/Kimber)
5. Break Out (McTiffen/Kimber)
6. Standing Tall (McTiffen/Kimber)
7. Media Luna (McTiffen/Kimber)
8. Need You (McTiffen/Kimber)
9. If Only (McTiffen/Kimber)
10.New Beginning (McTiffen/Kimber)
11.Close Your Eyes (McTiffen/Kimber)
Available on CD. Sealed. price £7.99 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD026, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 06/07/09, Sound Format: Stereo www.lament.info
Verity Pabla 'Trust Again' (2009)
Verity Pabla's debut album 'Trust Again' available on CD and digital download. Order now! £10 includes free postage to anywhere in the world' www.myspace.com/veritypabla
1. Wasted Time
2. Trust Again
3. Holding On
4. It Is Or It Isn?t
5. Long To
6. Drink You In
7. Best Dress
8. Wrapped Around
©2009 Verity Pabla /Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD025, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 01/06/09, Sound Format: Stereo,
Si Hayden 'Sabaca' (2009)
SilveryRecords introduce Si's 5th solo guitar album 'Sabaca'.
.."Hayden is a very acomplished guitarist, with a good range of styles and moods." - (fROOTS Magazine)
Available on CD. Order now! £7.99 with free global postage! www.sihayden.com
1. Walnut Bridge (Hayden)
2. The Tyrants Tale away (Hayden)
3. The Soto Verses (Hayden/Pickin)
4. Subway (Hayden)
5. Dressing Room Blues (Hayden)
6. Parkfield Days(Hayden)
7. 1942 (Hayden)
8. As it comes (Hayden)
All music produced, composed and performed by Si Hayden. Mastered by Si Hayden and Rich Evatt. All tracks solo guitar, recorded with no overdubs at IrvCabin, UK. April 2009. Guitar used: Breedlove Atlas strung with gauge 12 D'Addario strings. Cover artwork©2009 SiHayden(Original photo by Leighton Joskey)©2009 Si Hayden, ©2009 SilveryRecords, UK. www.sihayden.com www.myspace.com/sihayden Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD024, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 25.05.2009, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 5050521006215
Paul Whitehead 'Inversions' (2009)
Silvery Records introduce an incredible debut solo acoustic guitar album, Paul Whitehead ?Inversions?.
"A beautiful piece of work"(SMH) Available on CD, Sealed. Order now! £10 with free global postage!
1. B Major 5.09 (Whitehead)
2. *Liberty City 0.37 (J.Pastorious)
3. Still Waters 4.08 (Whitehead)
4. PeaceLoveUnity 3.07 (Whitehead)
5. Darkroom 3.25 (Whitehead)
6. **Jock o' Hazeldean 1.35 (J.Mitchell)
7. Swither 5.05 (Whitehead)
8. ***The Last Time I Saw Richard 2.20(J.Mitchell)
9. Yadman 3.35 (Whitehead)
10. Inversions 3.46 (Whitehead)
Recorded, Mixed and Edited by Rich EvattLessons - Washington JonSleeve Design and Technical Advice Si Hayden. All tracks solo guitar, recorded with no overdubs.
Produced by Paul Whitehead & Rich EvattMastered by Denis Blackham at Skye MasteringCover photographs courtesy of ©John GateProduced by Paul Whitehead & Rich EvattMastered by Denis Blackham at Skye MasteringCover photographs courtesy of ©John Gate.
*J.Pastorious: Carlin music corp.**Traditional (arr. P.Whitehead)***J Mitchell: Sony/ATV Music Publishing© 2009 Paul Whitehead, UK.
Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 18.05.2009, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 5060051619489
Si Hayden 'The apparent rules of thumb' (2009)
Silvery Records introduce 'The apparent rules of thumb', forth solo guitar album by Si Hayden.
Self-taught instrumentalist and guitarist for 'Joe O?Donnells Shkayla'. Si Hayden picked up a guitar at age 10, gigged with numerous bands from age 15, solo guitar shows from age 22, recorded, performed, toured as musical director for plays, composed theatre scores, soundtracks and instrumentals for the likes of the Belgrade Theatre, bbc Radio 4, various compilations, featured on many albums, singles and along with 4 solo instrumental guitar albums, has been performing, recording, collaborating and composing ever since. Available on CD. Order now! £8 (Includes free postage to anywhere in the world) pay with credit, debit card or paypal. www.sihayden.com
1. Pass it on Joe (Hayden)
2. May you never Frisell away (Hayden)
3. Foam boogie (Hayden)
4. Subway (Hayden)
5. Alexandre avenue (Hayden)
6. Cloudspinning (Hayden)
7. Soweto groove (Hayden)
8. Afterburner (Hayden)
9. Lazy rain (Hayden)
10. The return of Rosie Templeton (Hayden)
11. Acca Bella (Hayden)
All music produced, composed and performed by Si Hayden. All tracks solo guitar, recorded with no overdubs in standard tuning at IrvCabin, UK. Winter 2009. Instruments used: 1993 USA Fender Stratocaster, 90's Aria TA65 fretless semi-acoustic guitar, Gorden Smith electric guitar. All guitars strung with gauge 12 Flat Wound, .012 - .052 D'Addario strings. Cover photograph ©2009 Kris Connelly/ Inside sleeve and back ©2009 John Gate/ Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD022, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 30.03.2009, Sound Format: Stereo, UPC: 5050521006215
MORLeY HAYDeN HAINeS 'BACKRA MeN' (2008)
BACKRA MeN. Words by Eric Gregory Award winner Poet Jonathan Morley. All music produced, composed and performed bySi Hayden. All drums performed by Ben Haines Available on CD and Poetry Book(order from heaventreepress). www.sihayden.com www.heaventreepress.com
2: For Lee Miller
ii. Ball Hill, morning
iii. Anglia to Mercia
4: From the Spanish Gypsy
5 : Duskfall
8: Deciphering the Eucalypts
9: On First Looking into Cecily Jones?s Engendering Whiteness
11: Loki?s Song
12: On the Macclesfield Psalter
13: Iberian Baroque
14: Dobe?? Snail
15: the new romanian poems*
"It's really nice to hear new music with real musicians, I do a lot of programmed music, but there is something organic about poetry and well tuned musicians. And Si's work is just great, the double bass playing is spot on... it really sounds like the musicians overstood the poetry. Nice one." (Benjamin Zephaniah) "Poet laureate in waiting goes all the way to fusion and back - Ra."
"They're a rare breed, great poets crossing over to music, and with only a couple of names springing to mind, Jonathan Morley, an Eric Gregory Award winner who researches T. S. Elliot's stamp over Carribean literature at the University of Warwick, stands closer to Gil Scott-Heron rather than Leonard Cohen. His lines chime with jive, so Morley teams up with guitarist and composer Si Hayden and drummer Ben Haines to deliver them in style. Cue this album, a companion piece to "Backra Man" the book (note the singular as opposed to the plural in the record's title), a jazzy experience which starts creepingly with Hayden's piano rippling over Haines' shadowy cymbals and Morley's gloomy voice reciting strange images.
It resonates on many levels when the "Da Da dada dada" sets alliteration apace in "For Lee Miller", spanky bass brings funk into the "Loki's song" Gothic texture, and baroque country picking paints the "grass glares white" picture of "Spon". The music feels as strange as the poems but one fits the other perfectly. "Backra" means the evil white man, and this fusion of poetry and sparse melodies seems sinister indeed, yet it's not aggressive at all, save for the Rasta talk of "Sistah" that sounds melodius even without ragged accompaniment, whereas the "Duskfall" lace is pure elegance and "Iberian Baroque" gently takes a listener on an Indiana Jone-like adventure to the Indian pyramids. That's where the whiter shade of face re-appears. Haunting!" ****(Dmitry M. Epstein, Let it Rock)
"?Backra Man? by Morley Hayden Haines has certainly came in from the left-field... no doubt there will be people who appreciate whats going on here..."(Andy Reilly - Is this music)
""..the freshest sound i've heard in years..." (bbc's John Butler) 'Backra Men' All poems except *available in the bookBackra ManFirst edition 2008 © Jonathan Morley 2008All rights reservedISBN 978-1-906038-33-5Published in the UK byThe Heaventree Press,Koco Building, The Arches,Spon End, Coventry CV1 3JQ Price £8 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. ©2008 SilveryRecords/HeaventreePress, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SRCD021, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 08/12/08, Sound Format: Stereo,
Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla 'Celtic Cargo' (2008)
Joe O’Donnell first made a name for himself as a doyen of the electric fiddle on the Seventies Irish rock scene alongside the likes of Rory Gallagher, and the rock ethic is still predominant in his playing, so I don’t think he’ll mind if I say this CD is not for purists. The musicians in his band come from jazz or rock rather than folk backgrounds, and what O’Donnell manages to do here with the music of Ireland, Scotland and Brittany is quite extraordinary. There is a nice balance of material, sets of tunes alternating with songs across eleven tracks, and the arrangements give them all room to breathe and give the songs room to tell their stories.
The collection includes a beautifully laid-back reading of P Stands For Paddy. The arrangement is exquisite, with the guitar in full Peter Green-at-his-most-ethereal mode. And O’Donnell sings Farewell To Old Ireland with very conversational phrasing, as though he is actually living the song -- you sense that he knows the song backwards. His fiddle playing is as laid back as his vocal style, but he plays a scorching mandolin. And though he often overdubs the fiddle parts, it’s good that he tends to leave the mandolin sounding quite clean. It’s a highly produced album, but very enjoyable and worthy of repeated listens.
Sean O’Riarda and Rory Gallagher are both acknowledged in the liner notes, clearly inspirational figures in O’Donnell’s life and music, and they are a fair indication of what’s going on here - a meeting of traditions, one old -- one newish. Issue 84/Living Tradition magazine.
'Celtic Cargo' Price £10 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. 2008 SilveryRecords, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SR020, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 2008, Sound Format: Stereo,
Si Hayden 'Scenes From The City' (2008)
A Belgrade Theatre Production (soundtrack) Original Theatre Score produced, composed and performed by Si Hayden. Order now! www.sihayden.com
1. Orphan Child Lullaby (Hayden)
2. Beginning (Hayden)
3. Urban Wolves (Hayden)
4. The Suits (Hayden)
5. Bird Woman (Hayden)
6. The Cleaners (Hayden)
7. Homeless Girl (Hayden)
8. Wet Man (Hayden)
9. Orphan Child (Hayden)
'Scenes from the City' (soundtrack) Price £4.99 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. Cover Artwork: Barry Jobson, ©2007 SilveryRecords, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SR019, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: TBC, Sound Format: Stereo,
Si Hayden 'Live Like Us' (2007)
A Belgrade Theatre Production (soundtrack) Original Theatre Score produced, composed and performed by Si Hayden. Available on CD. Order now! www.sihayden.com
1. The Lift (Hayden)
2. Angels (Hayden)
3. The Car Park (Hayden)
4. But The Voices (Hayden)
5. Kelvin (Hayden)
6. Jess (Hayden)
7. A Leathal Toaster (Hayden)
8. Shrine (Hayden)
'Live Like Us' (soundtrack) Price £4.99 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. Cover shot: Paul blakemore, ©2007 SilveryRecords, Format: Compact Disk, Cat no: SR018, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: TBC, Sound Format: Stereo
illkinski 'Let's Zoom In' (2007)
The incredible audio mastery of duo~ 'illkinski' from Shoreditch, London. Let s Zoom In is an eclectic look into the unique world of illkinski's bewitching and cinematic electronica. The album opens with the electro head shock title track, and then immerses you into a world of enchanting synth lines, marshmallow beats & haunting vocal samples. Debut album release, 27th August 2007, available on CD, sealed. www.illkinski.com
1. Lets Zoom In (Perry/Lowni)
2. For Reid Listen (Perry/Lowni)
3. Tails Both Sides (Perry/Lowni)
4. Otiose (Perry/Lowni)
5. Moohawk (Perry/Lowni)
6. The Poacher (Perry/Lowni)
7. Stained Gloves (Perry/Lowni)
8. Plaii (Perry/Lowni)
9. Macine (Perry/Lowni)
10. After Hours (Perry/Lowni)
i>"The track Otiose is quite simply a work of genious - not just the best on this disc - but maybe the best track I've heard all year" (Release Magazine) (Winner of 'www.analogik.com' album of the month sept 2007!) Price £FREE!! ..just £1.50 to cover postage & packing to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal.
Si Hayden 'Steel Roots' (2007)
His 3rd solo guitar album. Back once again on the steel acoustic (hence the name!) after years of hellacious behavior with nylon! This time around with an engaging virtuoso twist of technique yet continuing the non-overdubbed solo guitar format! available on CD. Price £5 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. www.sihayden.com
1. Ellya (Hayden)
2. Confessions of a tractor thief (Hayden)
3. Folsom prison blues (J.Cash)
4. Golden fictitious (Hayden)
5. Flat spot (Hayden)
6. Hats off to Pete Townshend (Hayden)
7. Jd 'n' coffee (Hayden)
8. Just a bit o' fun (Hayden)
9. Moondance (V. Morrison)
10. Cowstalker (Hayden)
11. Planet of the grapes (Hayden)
12. Steel roots (Hayden)
"its a ripper cd... very, very good!"(Steve Passiouras, PBS FM)
"gives a fine display of Americana.. and there is some finger lickin? pickin? going on here.."(Is this music magazine)
"fast killer chops on most tracks.. ?Moondance?.. a true piece of art.. at times he reminds me of Tuck Andress in his jazzy approach with a lot of rhythm and bass runs going on"(Bridge Guitar Reviews)
"a lot of jazz influence... walking bass lines, tapping, ..blazing scale work... great bluesy... funky groove, jazz chording's, some Spanish guitar flourishes, and lots of quick arpeggios... Si does have some chops..."(©Kirk Albrecht, minor7th)
"Hayden?s trademark supersonic picking is present.. the six-string virtuosity shown on this album is irrefutable.. an album that stuns with its technical brilliance, then later endears you to the soul and depth behind the flashiness"(Peter Clayton, cdreviews)
"About a year and a half ago, I reviewed Si Hayden?s Nylon ? for Now. I was very impressed by his solo acoustic guitar virtuosity. I still am, and I like Steel Roots even more. Hayden is still firing off dizzying runs, punctuated by percussive slaps against his guitar. His chord work is full and propulsive. The 12 tracks here are concise, melodic, often rocking. Hayden delivers toe-tapping bluesy jazz (the original ?Flat Spot? and his smoking take on Van Morrison?s ?Moondance?), folk-country (the leap-out-of-the-speakers opener ?Ellya? and Johnny Cash?s ?Folsom Prison Blues?), Townshend-like power (?Hats Off to Pete Townshend? and ?Just a Bit of Fun?) and flights of frenetic fancy (the dizzying ?JD and Coffee? and the closing title cut). Hayden often deftly shifts genres several times within songs, and with only one track over four minutes long, Steel Roots delivers wallop after wallop of solo guitar goodness with no time for boredom to set in."(© Chip Withrow, musesmuse)
"...You might find a methodology to Hayden's playing, but every composition is so tailored with its own voice that it negates everything you have ever learned about method playing. These are not finger moves that are taught in school. They are moves with such imagination and independent thinking that they make you feel honored to hear them. The music has a striking star quality that few artists can achieve. Hayden uses no special effects or overdubs. His playing is divinely pure... Hayden's music falls between the lines that separate jazz from country, and his compositions certainly show that the two have more common factors than most music fans ever knew. You'll never believe that all of these movements are coming out of one acoustic guitar. There is a dreamy quality in Si Hayden's melodies that keeps your head floating up above the clouds while the country aspects in his music keeps everything feeling open and homey... A native of Coventry, England, Hayden's sonic vistas seem to come natural as he plays to the beating pulse of life with total abandonment of conventional methodology. Speaking of unconventional, Si Hayden is left handed and plays right-handed guitars.(Susan Frances, jazzreview.com)
Lament 'This Aint Rio' (2007)
A lush fusion of beautiful ethnic influenced songs with its roots still firmly grounded in the urban surroundings of the UK from where the band originate . A rich production that still captures the rawness and energy of Lament live. Featuring 11 stunning new songs with guest appearances from jazz maestro Liz Ralls on trumpet, This Ain't Rio takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions embracing influences from world music with hints of Jazz and soulful mesmerising vocals. An intoxicating aural journey that sweeps you away to another place. Available on CD. Sealed. price £7.99 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. www.lament.info
1. Cool (McTiffen/Kimber)
2. This Ain't Rio (McTiffen/Kimber)
3. Feed Me (McTiffen/Kimber)
4. No Excuse is Good Enough (McTiffen/Kimber)
5. What's Your Secret (McTiffen/Kimber)
6. This is for You (McTiffen/Kimber)
7. Faster (McTiffen/Kimber)
8. Impossible 2B Loved (McTiffen/Kimber)
9. Come Home Soon (McTiffen/Kimber)
10.Days Go By (McTiffen/Kimber)
11.Where Did the Dreams Go? (McTiffen/Kimber)
"A new CD from Lament is always welcome; I mean if ever a band deserves the phrase, “What's not to like” then surely it is Kenilworth's Lament.. Latin fans will be happy with this new offering.. There's plenty of clever fretwork and laid-back grooves on this disc.. Lament have little trouble in creating some delicious sound-scapes." (Pete Chambers, BBC)
Lament 'Unveiled' (2006)
Recorded live in one single day at Hush Recording Studios in Coventry. To keep the energy and the passsion there are no drop ins or overdubs, no studio gimmicks or trickery used. It captures in its raw state, Lament's new sound which fuses Brazilian rhythms with Flamenco flourishes and soaring unforgettable melodies. www.lament.info
3.Driven to Distraction
6.The look of Love
7.In Your Shadow
8.All in my Head
9.A New Kind of Normal
Available on CD. price £7.99 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal.
Si Hayden 'Nylon...For Now' (2006)
Uk midlander Si Hayden's second solo guitar LP, recorded no different to how he plays it live, no overdubs or tricks, just one guitar! Available on CD, sealed. price £5 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. www.sihayden.com
1. Like Fire (Hayden)
2. One Weekend (Hayden)
3. Are you going to eat all that? (Hayden)
4. Armitage (Hayden)
5. Black Magic Nylon (Hayden)
6. Symphony Solo (Hayden)
7. Sounds Better in Red (Hayden) "solo guitar mastery of U.K. based Si Hayden... The music may sound vintage but on his CD Hayden puts a new spin on a timeless art form. As he points out in his liner notes, all tracks were recorded with one guitar and no overdubs and all percussion is from the right hand on the guitar body while playing. A modern flamenco master, Hayden makes excellent use of his Ivor Maraints and Jose Ramirez guitars."(Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar)
"This album is refreshingly honest - UK-based composer/guitarist Hayden plays the entire program solo and with no overdubs... flawlessly executes the genre's characteristic strums, descending single-string runs and soundboard taps... Yet he typically makes things more interesting by weaving more complex harmonies and smooth jazz elements into each of the tunes. Si Hayden's appeal comes from successfully melding flamenco with more modern sounds, and doing so without gimmicks or artifice. Both guitarists and general listeners will enjoy this CD; turn it up and enjoy."(©Patrick Ragains, Minor7th)
"...such an impressive guitar player and Nylon ... for Now is full of interesting music... dizzying flamenco-style runs... pretty, ringing arpeggios. He?s even better when he leans into some meaty rhythmic chording. Then there?s his unique percussion, which is him tapping on the guitar?s wood body. I wish he?d do it more often on this album, but these tracks were recorded in single takes, and providing all that rhythm on top of breakneck picking is, I?m sure, hard work. Fans of guitar virtuosity should check out Si Hayden... a few listens made me appreciate it on a heart-and-soul level as well as a technical one."(©Chip Withrow, musesmuse)
Lament 'In The Dark Hours' (2005)
Recorded live and unplugged with just vocals and acoustic guitar. The album strips down the songs to their bare basics allowing the depth and quality of the songwriting to breathe and stand alone. Real midnight music, touches the soul and soothes the pain....Simon Cowell hates it!!!! Available on CD. price £7.99 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. www.lament.info
2. Time to Live Again
3. U Messed With My Mind
4. Black Coffee
5. All In My Head
6. No Compromise
8. Too Late
9. Round Midnight
10.Feel So Helpless
Si Hayden'Steel Happenings'(1998)
Solo guitar LP, available on CD, sealed. price £4.99 includes free postage to anywhere in the world: pay with credit, debit card or paypal. www.sihayden.com
1. Its Happening (Hayden)
2. Walking the dog (Hayden)
3. Seventeen (Hayden)
4. Lil' Diddy (Hayden)
5. Inspired by the First (Hayden)
6. Something I Saw (Hayden)
7. Its Happening Again (Hayden)
£5 Free Global Postage. "Hayden is a very acomplished guitarist, with a good range of styles and moods."(fROOTS Magazine)
"Si?s fantastic technique and style on the guitar always goes down a storm at the festival and it was great to welcome him back!"(Chris Davis/Coventry Jazz Festival)
"amazing guitarist..."(Peter Lang, fingerstyle pioneer)
"one-man musical magician fusing funk, jazz and a splash of drum'n'bass in a single flamenco styled nylon-stringed guitar"(Warwick Core)
"Si Hayden left members of the audience in wonder of how anyone could deliver such harmony and rhythms of complexity using a six string, steel strung acoustic guitar"(Alvin Leon/AQT/UK)
"His solo classical-Spanish style guitar playing, peppered with pepper, funk and drumnbass, takes your breath away like a sledgehammer to the chest"(The Shiznit/local magazine)
"Coventrys Si Hayden simply blew us away with his intricate finger skills"(BBC C&W)
"You have a very cool and unique gift. I REALLY enjoy the playing and compositions."(Florida guitar legendMike Pachelli)
"A classical Spanish style guitarist, who will blow you away with his jazz, latin and funk infused songs. How he manages it all on just a 6 string guitar still amazes us. You will have to see him to believe it!(AcousticLounge, Clapham)
Joe O'Donnell 'Shkayla' (1998)
Joe O'Donnell is best known for his firery and innovitave playing in East of Eden, Headstone, Mushroom, Woods Band, Decca's Granny’s Intentions, and his highly acclaimed 1977 violin led concept album, Gaodhal's Vision with Rory Gallagher (Taste), Theodor Thunder (Alan Price Band), David Lennox (The Equals, Ginger Baker, Blodwyn Pig) and Steve Bolton (Headstone, The Who).
O'Donnell currently plays out his powerful five piece Celtic/rock band 'Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla' whose most recent studio album, 'Celtic Cargo' has collected rave reviews from top magazines like fRoots, FiddleOn and Rock'n'Reel. Shkayla line up is: Joe O'Donnell - electric violin, mandolin, vocals. Si Hayden - guitar, Vocals. Martin Barter - keyboards, Vocals. Adrian Litvinoff - bass and Brendan J.Rayner - drums, percussion.
1. O'Neils Lament
2. Ag Sugra Lies An Ghaoit
3. Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
5. Siun Ni Dhuibhir
6. Tap The Barrel/Cooley's Reel
7. Muintir Na Tire
8. Oro Se Do Bheath
9. Spailpin Fanoc
£7 Free Global Postage. Format: Compact Disk, Length: 48.26, Cat no: SRCD01, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 04.07.1998