Stronger In Numbers

After a super successful Pledgemusic project my new album ‘Stronger In Numbers’ will be release on April 21st 2017 – with a launch the following night on April 22nd 2017 at Ort – Birmingham.christye_sin_square_advert_opt1_nocrops-jpeg

EP Recording Diary: Session Five

Recording an EP session five – 31/1/15

Back in the beautiful Kings Heath with the brilliant Michael Clarke.  Today was all about vocals; I completed multiple vocal takes for all the songs on the EP.  I sang for five hours straight, with only the occasional tea break.  Singing for that long makes you feel high, It was lovely.

x

 

EP Recording Diary: Session Four

EP Session Four – 25/1/15

Today at the studio we continued to work on ‘More than a dream’ – I’m really loving the sound of everything we’re doing on this EP – feels like we’ve captured a nice vibe.  I recorded a minimalist instrumental track called ‘Ghost’, it was nice to experiment with the Roland space echo again, we used it on ‘The Paper Grenade’ loads and I’ve missed her.

Love CT

EP Recording Diary: Session Three

EP Session Three – 24/1/15

We started work on another new song today at Michael’s studio,  it’s called ‘More than a dream’ for now.  I recorded some vintage sounding acoustic guitar through a lovely ribbon mic and a gorgeous analogue Neve channel strip (I am a non-apologetic audio geek..deal with it).  Michael built a glitchy groove for me to use as a click track – but we love it, and it’s staying. I fell off the dry January wagon after the session it went so well.  Back in tomorrow…photo(4)

 

EP Recording Diary: Session Two

Recording an EP session two – 15/1/15                                                                                                           Today I recorded three piano songs.  It was a busy day in the studio with Michael Clarke.  Working titles are as follows:                                                                                                                     ‘Bad bad feeling in my heart’, ‘Good man’ and ‘Dance all night’.

We had wonderful fun.

x

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EP Recording Diary: Session One

Recording an EP session one – 12/1/15
I started recording some new material today with producer and friend Michael Clarke. In the first session we worked on a song we co-wrote called ‘Trembling Heart’ and an instrumental track called ‘Scene’.
It’s great to be back in the studio…..
Here is a photo of Michael playing the piano on ‘Trembling Heart’

Michael at the piano - Session one

2017

Sun 23rd April 2017 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye + Others – Birmingham Town Hall

Sat 22nd April 2017 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye with support from Hannah Brown – Ort, Birmingham

Friday 24th Mar 2017 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/ Samantha Lindo & Dan Hartland – Salt Café, Bristol

Friday 10th Mar 2017 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye – Kontra Roots, Finedon

Fri 17th Feb 2017 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye & Dan Harland – The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry

2015

Sat 29th Aug 2015 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye Support – Julie Collings – Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent

Fri 25th Sep 2015 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye – The Sun at The Station, Kings Heath, Birmingham

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Sat 25th Apr 2015 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/Theo Bard – Private House Gig, Cheltenham

Sat 18th Apr 2015 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye – Ort, Birmingham

Sat 21st Mar 2015 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/The Little Unsaid – Ort, BirminghamTickets

Sun 8th Feb 2015 – 6.00pm – Chris Tye support – Wes Finch – Pure Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham

Fri 30th Jan 2015 – 7.30pm – Chris Tye – Kafe 6/8, Birmingham – FREE ENTRY (+ Chat with ‘The Paper Grenade’ producer Michael Clarke)

Tue 30th Dec 2014 – 10.00pm – Chris Tye w/Martin Laumond – Bar’d Up, Chamonix, France

Sat 27th Dec 2014 -8.00pm – Chris Tye w/The Bluebeat Arkestra – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Sat 6th Dec 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye – Under The Edge Arts, Wotton Under Edge

Sun 23rd Nov 2014 – 7.00pm – Chris Tye LP Launch – Glee Club, Birmingham

Mon 20th Oct 2014 – 7.00pm – Chris Tye w/Annie Eve – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Mon 22nd Sep 2014 – 9.00pm – Chris Tye support – Jayne Powell – The Station, Birmingham

Mon 30th Jun 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/Larkin Poe – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Fri 27th Jun 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye @ Ditch The TV – The Maudslay Pub, Coventry

Sun 8th Jun 2014 – 4.00pm – Chris Tye @ Lunar Festival 2014 – Lunar Festival

Fri 6th Jun 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye & Simon Davies – The Cabin, Brighton

Tue 3rd Jun 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/Hollis Brown – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Mon 26th May 2014 – 12.00pm – Chris Tye – Joules Yard, Market Harborough

Sat 24th May 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/Jess Morgan – Ort, Birmingham

Fri 23rd May 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye – Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon

Tue 20th May 2014 – 9.00pm – Chris Tye – The Malt Cross, Nottingham

Mon 12th May 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/Harpeth Rising – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham

Tue 15th Apr 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/ Roddy Woomble – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham

Fri 21st Mar 2014 – 7.00pm – Chris Tye w/Stolen Haven – Eagle Inn, Manchester

Thu 27th Feb 2014 – 8.00pm – Chris Tye w/Cocos Lovers – Ort, Birmingham

Kirstie Allsopp.

The studio sessions for my forthcoming album continue this weekend with two full days of recording.

My head is so full of great new music, I have only just discovered the Brooklyn based band The National, I appear to be very late arriving at this particular musical station, they’ve blown my head apart, their music has everything I love – melancholy (bucket loads of the ruddy stuff), melody, heart and oddness.  Their song ‘Fireproof’ is so beautiful both musically and lyrically.

I‘m really looking forward to getting back in the studio, I just know we’re in the middle of creating something beautiful, I feel I’m getting somewhere close to what I want to create…it’s taken a long time….It’s a process I suppose, a life long process and every so often you stop that process and let people listen to your latest bag of notes.

As I sit and do my best to write this blog with our ten-week-old Nancy in my arms watching my wife decoupage yet another piece of perfectly good furniture (That Kirstie Allsopp has much to answer for!)…I’m excited for tomorrow; I’ll be recording vocals on three new songs; The Weight of Expectation, Lisbon Harbor and The Unassuming start.  I’m really proud of these new songs, the challenge now is to make them special in recorded form.

Right, nice to chat I’m off to listen to ‘Fireproof’ again!

Love

CT x