31 Jan 2010

WAR BABY - Terry Neason Band - Tom Robinson classic

by Tom Robinson
The Best of Vintage Glasgow Mayfest

In Memory of Neil Hay
The Band:
Terry Neason : lead vocal
Hermie Longalong: sax
Paul Henderson: guitar
Neil Hay: bass
Mike Travis: drums
Gordon Dougall & Jim Hannah: keyboards
Ray Dowling: backing vocals

1. Drink at least 1 - 2 liters of water a day.
2. Avoid fizzy drinks and carbonated water as it can lead to dehydration.
3. Avoid eating dairy, as it produces thick mucous. (cheese, milk, yogurt, chocolate)
4. Eating fresh pineapple or pure steam inhalation, may help to clear light mucous.
5. ALWAYS gently warm up the voice before singing or presenting.
6. Preparation of content helps to avoid stress, which can cause tension in the voice.

18 Jan 2010

Terry Neason Gig - Sheltered Love & He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Sheltered Love & He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
Vocal - Terry Neason
Piano - Brian Prentice

I wrote this song in Ireland after a break-up and insisted on singing it in the concert I was doing at that time, Screams 'n' Kisse
Woh! Yes, one could say, it made for an emotional performance. Sob! Sniff! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah! cathartic or what.
Being a fan of poetry, I included the W.B Yeats poem, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, in the intro. It's got to be one of the most beautiful poems ever written.

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Rather than use a gig video, I thought it would be kool to use some romantic images. These stunning pictures from my chum, Suzi Lemon, set the mood perfectly.
The Changing Light of Loch Fyne...I used 4 transitions and they change slowly during the song.

Terry Neason - If You Go Away - Ne me quitte pas


After some time in the office, I decided it's time to get back to the music. 'If You Go Away' is from our recent concert, Torch Songs of Pleasure 'n' Passion. Brian Prentice plays an amazing arrangement on piano.
Written by Rod McKuen and based on the beautiful Jacques Brel song, Ne me quitte pas.
Pic: Changing Light on Loch Fyne by Suzi Lemon