Arlene with Marty Kristian ‘BRING THE CURTAIN DOWN ‘

This is a song that Arlene recently recorded in Nashville . Arlene previously recorded one of my songs called ‘Right Time Right Place’ which reached No. 2 in the Hot Disc Country chart. so I was delighted when she chose to record another one of my compositions called ‘Bring The Curtain Down’. Arlene went to Nashville and recorded it with top Musicians who can be heard on Dolly Parton Reba …

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Dubai Airport

Siting in a cafe in Dubai airport waiting for a connecting flight to Capetown. Met some interesting speakers who are also joining the cruise and young man called Adam who is a classical guitarist on his second cruise. I remember when the the reformed New Seekers performed in Dubai in the 80’s. We were performing at a venue organised by one of Dubai’s Royal Family, some of whom were sitting …

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South Africa Cruise

As of Wednesday morning I will be flying to Capetown to join the “Boudicca” operated by Fred Olson where I am scheduled to do a series of four talks during the cruise along the South African coast to the Seychelles via Madagascar. On arrival in Capetown we spent two eventful days exploring the town, harbor area and Table mountain. From Capetown we sailed along the South African coast and anchored …

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Right Time Right Place

I was pleased when one of my compositions was recorded by a Country Artist called Arlene and ended up reaching Number 2 and staying there for four weeks in the UK / Ireland Hot Disk Top 40 during September 2019. Below is my version taken from my the “Passing Parade” Album. Arlene’s Version Arlene has said she now wants to do another one of my other country songs called “Bring …

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Eurovision

Inevitably people often ask me about Eurovision. As I mentioned in a previous article, coming from Australia I didn’t know too much about Eurovision when we were selected to represent Great Britain in the contest in 1972. Looking back I guess it was a shame we came second by a few points as it may have opened other avenues for the New Seekers at that time. But it’s not my …

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Pete’s Recording Studio

Just finished a fun recording session with Pete Lennon in his water side Studio. It really is a slice of paradise and a great place to relax between sessions. Pete and I have done a bit of song writing together and some of the tracks are featured on “Saints & Sinners ” album and on “Passing Parade“. Peter is a great guitarist and you can hear some of his tasteful …

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