Friday, 30 June 2017

My Husband Launches His New Album!!

It is with great excitement that I share some news with you today - my husband, Christopher Rees, launches his new album today!  I'm not sure that all of you will have known that my husband is a musician.  This blog is a very small window into my life, and though I have mentioned my husband more and more over the years, the focus is on our leisure time and vintage related hobbies.  Outside of that though, my husband is a talented singer-songwriter with a long career in music.  I'm sure you'll agree that releasing an album is an amazing achievement and I'm proud to share the news here on the blog.

Welsh singer-songwriter Christopher Rees returns with his long awaited new album,'The Nashville Songs' on 30th June 2017 - an inspired collection of songs co-written with some of ‘Music City’s finest writers.   
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I took the photo used to create the cover image, and am ridiculously pleased about it.  I have delusions of grandeur that I'm now "Porcelina - music photographer".  Sounds good, don't you think? 

It's been a looooong build-up to the album release, with an immense amount of work.  It's taken close to 3 years to finish the recording, fine-tuning and endless creative tweaking of the album - not to mention the time before that over many years when Chris was back and forth to Nashville for writing sessions.  That's much less glamorous than it sounds, there being no big swanky record label to drive Chris to studios in limos.  To bring it right back down to earth, I can tell you that the photoshoot for the cover photo took place on a freezing hill in the Rhondda...

Being a musician on your own independent label is really tough these days, and I think it's a testament to Chris's talent and determination that he's releasing his seventh album.  If you have another minute to spare I'd be so grateful if you would give him a like on social media or listen to a song!



Ways to connect with Christopher:

Listen to the album FREE or buy a copy on Bandcamp here

Visit the website www.christopherrees.co.uk

Follow on Instagram @christopherreesredeye

Like his Facebook page

Follow on Twitter @creesmusic

If you're close to South Wales you might want to come along to the Tramshed in Cardiff on Friday 7th July to see Christopher open for the legendary singer Mavis Staples (tickets available here).

I think we'll be raising a glass tonight to all of Chris's hard work.  Though knowing him, he's already thinking about the next album...

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Christopher! And that album cover looks great! I'm looking forward to having a listen when I'm not at work!

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda, let me know what you think x

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  2. Wow.. Such a talent love it. Congratulations x

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  3. Aw big congrats to Chris! Such a talented man, your husband :) xx

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    1. Thank you lovely, he has really appreciated everyone's comments/listens from this post xx

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  4. Congratulations to you husband, and to you too, as the album cover is fab too! xxx

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  5. Congrats to your hubby! And you should be proud of that photo, it's perfect for an album cover.
    I listened to the first couple of songs, it reminds me so much of the country music that my dad used to listen to when I was growing up, like George Strait. He's very talented!

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    1. I hadn't heard of George Strait but Chris had, thank you for the comparison! x

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  6. Well done, Chris! I'm off to dig out the speakers so Jon & I can have a listen. Fancy supporting Mavis staples, she's a legend!!
    That photo is brilliant. I see a whole new career in front of you. xxx

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    1. We're very excited about Mavis, I do hope that I get to meet her (though I'll be on merchandise duty I expect!) x

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  7. Congratulations! I don't listen to country style music, but I did listen to the first song, and your husband is a very talented singer.
    Also, congrats to you for taking such a great photograph for the cover :)

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Nicole, much appreciated x

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  8. Oh, congratulations to him! I hope his album does really well. I'll try to get my mum to have a listen when she's out of hospital, 'cos she loves country music (it's huge in Norfolk).

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    1. Maybe we missed a trick on our trip to Norfolk, Chris could have cleaned up with busking maybe?! x

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  9. I'm a big fan of country music so I really need to find some time to give this a good listen, but from what I've heard so far, it's really good. Well done Chris! Love the cover photo too, so well done Sarah as well! xx

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    1. I had no idea you were a country fan Cate, I feel we should talk more about that at some point and we can give some recommendations to each other!! Thank you for having a listen, that means a lot xx

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    2. Oh definitely! I'm a huge music fan in general and could not live without it. Most of my influence comes from my Dad, he was a big music lover when I was growing up and I loved listening to his albums. We should meet up sometime and have a good old chinwag! :) xx

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  10. Oh congrats Porcelina ! how amazing, i have been reading for years and had no idea he was a songwriter and singer, I am currently listening to the first song :)
    I also think you did a great job with the picture.

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    1. Thank you for having a listen Lorena, much appreciated! x

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  11. WOW what a talented guy your husband is!! (And you too, of course, that photos is awesome!). Seriously though, his voice is certainly something special. LOVE the music!!
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thank you so much for having a listen and for the feedback Suzy x

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  12. Congratulations to your husband. That is so exciting. Off to have a listen.

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  13. Massive congratulations! What an incredible achievement!

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  14. Well done to Chris! You must be so proud! I'm going to try and have a listen right now ... oooh, I like! He has a great voice. I'll get Andy to have a listen too when he gets home xxx

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