The Nautical Rock Singer, Songwriter, Historian!

Monday, September 27, 2010

more photos from last night

I would like to thank Jared Berke for filling in at the last minute and doing an amazing job. The man can drum folks.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

tonights show

Thanks to everyone that came out!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Free Music Friday: Dream Lover

Dream Lover

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Hello Readers. A friend of mine recently asked if I would do a cover of "Dream Lover" written & made famous by Bobby Darin. Since I have always liked the song I decided to fill her request and here it is for you to enjoy as well. Have a great Friday!
la la la,

(photo by Iain MacAdam)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Free Music Friday: Come On Carol

Come On Carol

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Hello friends! Here is a free download of "Come On Carol" for your Friday afternoon music needs! "Come On Carol" is the tale of a 1940s pilot spy that finds herself in a bit of trouble. This song was recorded during the time of the "Aimed Arrows" EP, but didn't really fit with those tunes. Anyway its here for you now. Enjoy!
la la love,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Free Mp3: Don't Let Me Down (live)

Don't Let Me Down (live)

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Hey Folks. Take a listen to this live version of "Don't Let Me Down" recorded at a recent show. A few of you have been asking if I had a recording of "Don't Let Me Down" so I went searching and found this. Hope you enjoy it! Listen above and download the mp3 as well.
la la love,
"Don't Let Me Down" written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, as if you didn't know that.
The Band on this recording is:
Steve Bringelson - Bass
Dave Lotfi - Drums
Justin Smith - Guitar
Paul Starling - Guitar, Vocal

A few months back

Harmony California w/Justin, Ian, Katie, & Iain
(photo by Iain MacAdam)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Free Music Friday: Venus

Download "Venus" mp3 Here
Hello Folks. I wanted to give all of you a "thank you" for being so great! The album is taking a bit longer than anticipated but only because I keep finding new ways to make it better & better. All of you have been so positive with your facebook & e-mail messages that I decided I should give you something. A few months back I was approached by a nice lady asking if I would contribute a song to a 60's bubble gum pop compilation. I asked her which songs had been recorded so far and she gave me a list filled with "The Locomotion", "Sugar Sugar", "It's My Party" etc etc. I then went to work trying to figure out what song I could record. I then hit upon the idea of asking my Mom (who is a 60's bubble gum pop expert) which song she would like me to do. She suggested "Johnny Angel", and while I really love that song (Lou Adler, producer of the Mama's & the Papa's & Johnny Rivers, wrote it) I didn't think I could tackle a song that is sung from the perspective of a lady....So I then decided upon another of my Mom's favorite tunes "Venus" made popular by Franky Avalon. Its really quite cheese ball, but there is something about it that I really love. I remember going to a 50's diner with my parents and this song coming on the juke box. A very lush production. Anyway I decided to replace the string section with backing vocals and lots of guitars. The 60's bubble gum pop compilation never came to light and my version of "Venus" has been sitting unloved for a few months. Please give it some love. Hope you enjoy.
la la love,
Paul Starling