This is my first studio album having just recorded home demos in the past. It’s a representation of all the noises in my head that I hear when I perform these songs live as a solo singer songwriter accompanying myself with my beloved Taylor acoustic guitar.
Working with my co producer Toby Vane from Zanzibar Production Facility, we set out to make a contemporary album that showed my songs in their best light. I did consider going down the “string quartet route” but decided that programmed beats suited the songs more and also further reflected my musical influences.
The songs reflect the many musical influences I have from the lyrical genius of Elvis Costello to the musical diversity of Led Zeppelin. You may hear traces of funk, reggae and jazz as well as subtle nods to artists such as John Martyn, Jeff Buckley and Sting.
I am so grateful to all the people who have supported me over the last few years not least the amazing number of people who dug into their pockets and donated money to help me make this album. Without their generosity and belief this album may not have been made at all.
released April 28, 2014
All instruments and vocals Nick Tann
All programming and trumpet on Sadder Than Sad Toby Vane