Posts Tagged ‘Tom Doughty’

‘Zimbabwe’

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Anger can be a powerful driver when it comes to writing a song. For me, prejudice and injustice are two things that really make my blood boil and the political situation in Zimbabwe certainly has more than enough them to get the creative juices flowing. It’s hard to know where the song ‘Zimbabwe’ song truly […]...

Latest ‘Behind the Song’ post – ‘Journeyman Blues’

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Another song I’ve recorded twice; once as a solo artist and once with rhythm section thanks to the generosity of Bruce Dickinson from the band Little Angels. Learn more about this song and its meaning by clicking here: ‘Journeyman Blues’...

‘Journeyman Blues’

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

I've recorded 'Journeyman Blues' twice: once as a solo effort and once with a rhythm sections thanks to the generosity of Bruce Dickinson....

‘Running Free’

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

What was the inspiration behind the song ‘Running Free’? George, my beloved mongrel stray! Learn a bit more about this remarkable companion, and a song I have recorded twice, in the second edition of ‘Behind the Song’. ‘Running Free’...

‘Running Free’

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

There’s something appealing about lyrics that are in direct contrast to the melody. One can be tight and forced, the other free and flowing; or one is happy and bouncy, while the other is sombre and serious. ‘Running Free’, the title track of my second album, feels just like that. Now, while I don’t want […]...

Introducing…the ‘Behind the Song’ Archive

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

I’ve started a new section on the website – ‘Behind the Song‘. The idea is to give you a little more insight into the processes, stories and inspirations that go into a song. First to go under the doctor’s scalpel is the first track on my most recent album, a song called “Milky Tea”. Find […]...

Newsletter! Did you say newsletter?

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Like buses, you wait an age for news and then two pieces of news come along at the same time. The first is my most recent newsletter, which you can download here. It contains, among other things, information on past gigs, workshop teaching and even a little philosophical musing....

‘Milky Tea’

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Learn more about the originals of 'Milky Tea', the first song off Tom's latest album, "Can't Teach an Old Dog"....

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