With Christmas fast approaching, a bunch of us have teamed up to concoct a festive song entitled ‘Wake Up’ which was released as part of an EP on December 1st.
Wake Up features Colin Tench (Corvus Stone), Gareth Cole (Mike Kershaw, Tom Slatter), Ben Bell (Patchwork Cacophony, Gandalf’s Fist), Stefan Hepe (Gandalf’s Fist), Peter Falconer, Pat Sanders and Manu Michael (Drifting Sun).
The song was mixed and mastered by Jon Huxtable at Smallfish Studios, Scotland.
Also included in the EP are 7 songs previously recorded by the musicians who contributed to the making of ‘Wake Up’.
Available Here https://tierhilfe-sauerland.bandcamp.com/album/wake-up
All the profits from the sales will go to TIERHILFE SAUERLAND E. V.
Barbara Hellekes, CEO of the animal welfare organization said “We’re over the moon about this! Winter is coming, and it’s really hard to get the poor souls through the winter, especially in Hungary and Greece, where we support and help privately organized shelters in keeping the streets free of stray dogs, trying to find them a forever home”
We, Shits ‘n’ Giggles, take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken up their valuable time to bring their contribution to this EP to help make this release possible, and we hope that the charity organization we have chosen will benefit greatly from the generosity of the people who donate to their cause, cheers everyone and Merry Christmas to all!
Driftiting Sun is pleased to announce that their forthcoming new album ‘Twilight’ is now available as a pre-order on their official website and bandcamp.
Drifting Sun would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Mathieu Spaeter as our new guitarist. “Mathieu is a fantastic addition to the band, and has come up with superb guitars for this album which add magic to our tracks… welcome to Drifting Sun Mathieu!”
“We are really excited to bring this new record out – our most accomplished work so far – and we hope that you will all have as much pleasure discovering the album, as we have had making it!”
To celebrate the release of the “Twilight” Drifting Sun is offering a free download of the track Soldiers from their bandcamp site:
PETER FALCONER – VOCALS
Peter Falconer is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Hartlepool in the North East of England. Originally a classically trained pianist, he has been playing music for as long as he can remember, and counts Todd Rundgren, Prince and Frank Zappa amongst his biggest influences. He drinks an absurd amount of tea and speaks bad German.
MATHIEU SPAETER – GUITARS
PAT SANDERS – KEYBOARDS
Pat Sanders has collaborated on a large number of studio and live projects with many talented musicians throughout his career as a performer and song writer. He was part of numerous Rock acts back in France, and one of his most notable contributions is on Progressive Rock band Emeraude’s second record Voyageur. In the mid 90’s, Pat was also one of the founding members of a Jethro Tull tribute band named The Passion Players, a band which he followed on tour in Canada for a year. During his Canadian stint, Pat took time to play keyboards on the debut album of Esoteric Prog outfit Salem. With Drifting Sun, Pat has had the opportunity to work with John Lingwood (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) and John Keeble (Spandau Ballet). He lives in leafy South Buckinghamshire and drives a death trap.
MANU MICHAEL – BASS
Manu hails from the French Riviera. In the early 90’s he moved to the UK, and enjoyed a long stint in the country, during which time he joined Yorkshire-based Hard Rock outfit Mother Mary. Together, they toured extensively throughout the UK and abroad, and released an album entitled ‘Truth’. Manu has since settled back in the South of France and now divides his time between working as a session bass player and getting his own solo project off the ground. His influences range from Billy Sheehan to Gene Simmons to Steve Harris. He is a perfectionist and prides himself on having recorded all his bass lines in one take (except for the ones that took several attempts).
WILL JONES – DRUMS
Will began collaborating with artists from around the world in 2001. After graduating from music college in 2003 he spent a year with a band in Germany, then formed pop/punk outfit This Is My Honesty in 2006, cutting his teeth as a live performer. Will moved on to join London-based BBC Switch indie favourites Kids Love Lies in 2010, before entering the session world the following year. Will once got lost on the way to the stage at Sheffield City Hall.