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What's new...
this is where I get to blab about what I'm up to at the moment. Plus tell you about folks that I've come across on my travels that (I think) deserve a listen!

I mean...just in case you're interested.

general stuff...
And to quote...

"Quote me as saying I was misquoted." (Groucho Marx)

I guess the big news (apart from my recent holiday/pilgrimage/catch up in California) is the new auralcandy album.

Ten brand spanking new songs (if you've seen us live you will have heard a few of them). We started off calling it an EP but as the track count went up and up suddenly we were sitting on an album. wow!

People have been saying some nice things about it which makes all of the heartache and hard work worthwhile.

You can listen to it at Soundcloud along with the other auralcandy releases.

I've got some folk tinged curios on soundcloud too under my own name.... Rob's Soundcloud, plus an old demo I recorded with Dave Gregory on guitar which XTC fans might find interesting.

auralcandy are out and about over the summer but I'm really hoping to now have the time to finish some of my solo songs - before the next round of band songs comes due!!

I seem to be really busy but don't have any more news - apart from the fact that the sun is shining (sorry spoke too soon it has gone behind a cloud)!

See Rawtunes.co.uk for all the news on auralcandy!!!

If you're on Facebook we have a page...just type 'auralcandy' in to search and up will pop our page.

Go on join our little friends group...pretty please!

If you do you'll get first dibs at the new material!

writing and recording...
The CD called "flag" is still (unfortunately) on the back burner but I'm hoping to finish tracks and put them on Soundcloud over the summer (2014)....

Here are some of the songs that make up "Flag" (in no particular order)...

Death of an atheist,
My meteor,
Waiting for the rain,
Once I was a dreamer,
Hey little dreamer,
Dancing at arm's length,
The last party,
The silk scarfe and the sofa,

Probably extra tracks will include "the girl and the double rainbow" and "delirious". Nightfalls was on this list but got swallowed up by the new auralcandy album!

live work...
As always the jazz, jump and blues gigs are the bread and butter...or at least pay for bread and butter.
Just need a few more and I'll be able to afford jam!

auralcandy are out and about pretty regularly in towns other than Swindonia - Oxford being favourite at the moment....

Be afraid, very afraid...

As well as picking up work playing guitar, keys or vocalising (or all three) I've recently started getting booked for bass gigs!
Considering I only bought an instrument so that I could put bass on my demo recordings this is a frightening development
for any one who loves music!

Hey ho there's the one off things though - you know - sessions, backing jobs
etc etc blah blah...

Hopefully see you at a gig sometime...I'll supply earplugs to the faint hearted.

Have fun, no one else can do it for you.

You can always email me at rob@robbeckinsale.com.
If you don't get a reply please try again I get so much spam (don't we all) that I may have flushed the proverbial baby out with the bath water!!