With 2016 being such a momentous year, surely no self-respecting singer-songwriter could fail to be inspired?
We had Brexit; we had The Donald. In the UK, there was another bizarre Prime Ministerial Resignation Honours list. On the world stage, we witnessed a clutch of accidental drone incidents and of course the ever-present refugee crisis. And much more. The world just kept on giving!
So here we are, in 2017 as I write, with a brand new Beau set, “When Butterflies Scream”; exclusively available for streaming and as a download from our good friends at Cherry Red Records.
This is the first album of my eighth decade. In 2009, the German magazine Good Times was kind enough to describe me as “England’s answer to Phil Ochs”. An accolade indeed! Hopefully “When Butterflies Scream” will maintain and build on that reputation.
It's available from download sites around the world as we speak, including of course iTunes and the Amazons.
Enjoy the video below - the song was inspired by just one more incident from 2016. Oh, and I hope you'll find a moment to rate and review the album. It really does make a difference!
The official Cherry Red promo video of the song, “The Promise”.
Some reviewers’ thoughts on earlier Beau digital releases from Cherry Red:
Of ‘An Original Thought’ (2016)
“…a terrific batch of folk songs that would make Phil Ochs or even Robert Zimmerman proud … this guy is way too talented to be so unknown … maybe his time will come now.” Dagger Zine (USA)
Of ‘Shoeless In The Desert’ (2015)
“Beau’s songs have this ability to open debate and claw away what others prefer to cloak or veil … he is a Tom Paine or William Cobbett with a 12-string … It is the sheer breadth of diversity of themes that anchor the listening experience.” Brian R. Banks – Caught In The Act
Of ‘Fly The Bluebird’ (2014)
“…literate, caustic, sharply observed and politically resonant lyrics… (Beau) may not have the critical and commercial cachet of Jake Bugg, but I know who I’d rate as the better troubadour.” Mike Davies – Folking.org
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