2014 A ReviewDecember 17th, 2014
It’s a long time since I posted. There have been highs and lows to this year, the latter half of the year being the most difficult. I played a specially written song, for a dear friend and manager David Bainbridge at his service in October, perhaps one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. He passed away suddenly in August and he is very missed. David is (and I use the present tense because I believe that just because the physical body dies, the soul and energy of that person remains and he is with me still) an enormously creative man and had many projects on the go which were all fantastic. He was very loved and I am so blessed that he was in my life for even a short time. I had an amazing time in Cordoba and Gibralter with him and his partner Marisa 10 days before he died and I will always remember this time as very special. His enthusiasm and drive was second to none! David didn’t do “negative”;-) ..
This year I have been adding to my new album, the release of which has been delayed, but is evolving all the time and is set for release in 2015. I’ll keep you posted on this! In the meantime I’ve been working on some exciting new videos for next year and also a couple of feature films. I’m due to start the 2nd in 2015 and the first – Dartmoor Killings will be privately previewed early next year before it’s release in 2015. It’s an amazing film from British director Peter Nicholson and is all (naturally!) based in Dartmoor. Stunning shots and scenery and gritty content – watch this space!!
The other film Way of the Eagle is a beautiful and powerful feature drama, all specially shot footage no CGI! Filmed over three years. This is due for cinematic release Christmas 2015. Very exciting. I’ll be posting more on this as the year progresses.
Winning a Gold Spirit Award and being nominated for an Emmy were a couple of high points in the year as have been surfing in Hawaii, helping some great young filmmakers and musicians to follow their dreams and working with the World Land Trust on their amazing campaigns. It’s been a year of growth and progression;-)
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and inspiring New Year. May all your dreams and wishes be fulfilled in 2015.