In recent weeks I’ve had a huge amount of work as a lyricist – writing songs for/with clients in Paris and Toulouse in France, as well as Switzerland, Senegal and London. However I do enjoy production work as well and thankfully I’ve been able to do quite a lot of that for a new project called ‘The Jam Station.’
The Jam Station
The Jam Station Twitter page describes a ‘Team of musicians creating professional backing tracks to help guitarists, bassists, drummers & other musicians to improvise, study & enjoy creating music.’ Sounds great. And this is a good project for me because variety of work is incredibly important for me and as much as I love writing lyrics, is good for balance for me to be able to do other jobs which enable me to focus purely on other areas of my musicianship. In this case, composition, production and a healthy dose of playing guitar. The Jam Station enables me to do all of this.
The Jam Station creates backing tracks in a variety of styles and keys, for musicians to jam along and improvise with. One of my favourites which I’ve contributed is this ‘Slow Blues’ number in Bm below. If you play guitar, give it a go!
Let’s All Have A Disco!
I’m also particularly fond of this ‘Disco Funk’ number in Dm. Think Nile Rodgers and you’re not far off the mark! It was quite intensive to create and part of the challenge is producing a backing track which retains the interest for 8 – 10 minutes, without getting bored and clicking onto the next track. This sometimes takes some imagination and arrangement though with this track it definitely felt worth the effort!
The Jam Station for Bassists Too…
The Jam Station also produces backing tracks for bassists and drummers so to finish this blog post I’ll include a video of a cool ‘Country Blues’ track I produced in E major. Yee ha! If you play bass, I’d love to know how you get on playing to this track!
Please feel free to share or comment below and if you’re looking for a co-writer (a composer, lyricist or producer) for your project then please drop me a line via the CONTACT page of this website. In the mean time you can stay up-to-date with my Instagram page or subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel.
Thanks for reading, take it easy…