A Christmas Song for 2020
Anyone who knows me knows I love Christmas music. That’s why, back in 2015 I collaborated with Tim Smith and the Pacific Belles to create my first Christmas composition “If You Want a Happy Christmas”
My second attempt at spreading Yuletide cheer, also in collaboration with Tim Smith, is Holding My Girl at Christmas.
Master guitarist Sam Lemann jumped in on guitar with great mate Kane Baker on drums. Tim tickled the ivories and the wonderful Robin Gray from Allan Eaton Sound produced and mixed.
Thematically I am drawn to a similar message in this song as my first Christmas song ” If You Want a Happy Christmas”. The message is simple, being with loved ones at Christmas is far more important than presents.
Let me know what you think?
(Click the image below to hear in YouTube)
You Can Download the song by clicking on the download button on the track below.
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Mezzanine Films and BOS Films present
DYING FOR A LAUGH
Written and Directed by Stig Wemyss
Based on an original idea by Alan Fletcher
DOP : Anthony Littlechild
Marty Moore was a highly regarded and successful stand up comic until a serious incident at a gig brought his star crashing to earth.
Now he is relegated to D class gigs such as children’s parties and even then he fails to cover himself in glory.
Finally, as his career languishes at rock-bottom, Marty receives a booking that could help him restore his credibility and re-establish his credentials. But in Marty Moore’s life nothing ever goes to plan.
Dying for a Laugh stars Australian Comedy legend Marty Fields.
Also starring Darren Gilshenan, Abbe Holmes, Ben Pendergast, Sharon Davis, Finn Scicluna-O’Prey, Terry Norris, Jan Russ, Barry Friedlander, Marc Mazzeo and Brian Hannan.
Please click on the image below to view in YouTube.
Waiting Room was formed by Alan Fletcher, Tommy Rando and Chris Hawker in 2004 and immediately took up a weekly residency at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow in St Kilda mainly playing covers.
In 2005 the band released In the Waiting Room and were invited to tour the UK pub and University circuit twice that year to huge acclaim.
For the next 12 years WR continued to play at the Elephant and tour the UK as well as performing in Sydney and Brisbane. The band released a ‘live’ album in this time.
In 2019 after a hiatus Waiting Room has re-formed as Alan Fletcher vocals and guitar, Tommy Rando vocals and guitar and Tim Smith on keyboard. The band concentrate on playing their eclectic original works that move from punk and rock through to pop and folk ballads. Samples of Waiting Room music can be heard below.
Waiting Room is available for gigs within Australia. Please email Alan Fletcher @ firstname.lastname@example.org for booking enquiries.
Hold That Feeling by Tommy Rando
You Make Me Feel
It’s Your Fault
I Wasn’t There
Thinking of You
This post is a touch on the self-indulgent side but I can’t resist sharing my new song with you because it truly comes from my heart dedicated to my One True Love, Jennifer Fletcher.
Over the years I have written a variety of songs but, much to my wife’s chagrin, I have never penned a song for her.
It’s a big oversight given we’ve been together for more than 30 years and married for 28 years. In my defence, even when you love someone above anything else in the world it can still be hard to put your feelings into words.
I finally took on this task with rigour and, with the help of stellar producer Cameron McGlinchey and brilliant guitarist Danny Spencer, I created this simple tune to express my enduring love for my darling wife.
I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear your thoughts.
(To hear the song click on the image of Jennifer. To download the song left click on the image.)