What's not to like? (That's not a trick question....)

I hope you'll enjoy my first album - it's a very special selection of songs I've been playing for a while. You can hear every track in full, download individual songs or own the complete album digitally and/or as a physical CD. Simply click HERE  
Just a few final overdubs before I go in to mix the new album. 
What's the collective noun for a group of songwriters?

What's the collective noun for a group of songwriters?

Ampersand - Gary Carey.

Ampersand - Gary Carey.

Undercover filming! Sneaky glimpse in to a recent writing session.

With the fabulous Steve Fabulous on wah wah guitar. About 30 minutes into a writing session, working on a funky dance tune. Unknown to us, Matt Pluchino was secretly filming. Sneaky!
With Jennifer Batten at the Band on the Wall, Manchester.

With Jennifer Batten at the Band on the Wall, Manchester.

Jennifer is probably best known as Michael Jackson's guitarist, appearing on stage with him on three world tours. More recently she toured and recorded with one of my all-time guitar heroes, Jeff Beck.

At an after-show drink and chat I was delighted to learn that Jennifer is an even bigger Jeff Beck fan than I am. She was generous enough to demonstrate the fine points of some of his tremelo arm techniques, and shared great tips about her tapping approach. Not a style I normally use, but I've been practicing Jennifer, honest!

Sondar Records - news

When I released my first CD I also created Sondar Records. More than just a label for my own projects (Gary Carey and my alter ego Ryan Eyre) I always intended it to be a way of championing music I love. That's why I'm so thrilled that Fee and Westhouse are both coming on board.

The Voodoo Doll EP was a great Halloween treat from Ryan Eyre. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy, and heartfelt thanks for those of you who made an extra donation. I really appreciate your kindness

Coming in March next year: David Fee's excellent songs, and an instrumental album from Westhouse. We're looking to include some tasty extras as a thank you for everyone who buys direct from the Sondar Records site. 

This doesn't leave much time for my own album, so Ampersand has been rescheduled for March 2017. Gonna be a party!

More news soon. 

Click here to visit the Sondar Records site

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Guilty pleasure time!

What are your guilty pleasures? Come on, we've all got some!

Well. I'll admit to one of mine, I've a soft spot for classic point and click computer games. The Gabriel Knight trilogy, Broken Sword - strong atmospheric stories and a captivating game world.

Very high on my list is a game called Dreamfall. So you can imagine how cool it was to discover two guys writing some fantastic instrumental music inspired by the worlds and characters from that game.

They go by the name Westhouse and their album will be released on Sondar Records some time next year. I've put on my producer and mix-engineer hats and I'm blown away by the tracks they're sending me.

Release date to be confirmed soon. I'll try to be the first to break the news!