This Sunday will see the release of a very personal tribute from Pete Gardiner to his mother. ‘A Mother Like You’ is a song that was written especially for his own Mum but its a song that will resonate with men everywhere as they struggle, like many men, to put into words what their mother means to them.
‘Ultimate Collection’ commemorates the 15 years since Katie Melua released her debut album, ‘Call Off The Search’, which topped the charts and set her on course to become the best selling female artist in the UK and Europe of 2006. The album contains 30 songs from her 7 studio albums, as well as her cover of ‘Fields Of Gold’, which she recorded in 2017 as the Children In Need single, and two brand new recordings – ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, synonymous with Shirley Bassey and James Bond; and the Simon and Garfunkel classic, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.
It feels as though it’s been the blink of an eye since we’ve written about Northern Irish band runabay, but we actually last featured them in November 2016. The six-piece band from the Glens Of Antrim are back however with theire new single, ‘Blink Of An Eye’, a remove from their previous sound, but nonetheless one we’re enjoying.
Pete Gardiner is a rarity, a true songsmith, a poet who sets his stories to music. Pete writes about doomed, alcohol fuelled love affairs, our celebrity obsessed culture, vanity, greed, violence and lust with a style and passion inspired by his songwriting heroes Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen.