Being a fan of political protest songs and the great writers like Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, and folks like Elvis Costello, I have long been banging the drum for meaningful songs that make us look at modern life and the social and political climate that prevails today. This weekend, on 22nd November, we will be shooting the video for 'Commercial Suicide' This song can only be described as; a comic journey through one man's financial meltdown. The song was based on the character of old friend (as many of my songs have before) The comedy value was largely down to the way that he deals with life in times of adversity. This particular song was a collaboration between myself and another old friend and musician - Andy Price. The song was written and recorded some time ago…but we felt that it really captured the feeling and time that we are currently living in. I'm really looking forward to revealing the outcome!
New Band 'Comes Together'
I am currently putting together a small ensemble of musicians to gig and perform the G D Sweeney catalogue. We have been in rehearsals and it's already sounding great! I shall keep you posted with regards to forthcoming gigs - with this new format.
Upcoming Shows & Events
13th November - Drumaweir Fest Weekend, Moville, Donegal Ireland.
26th November - The Songwriters Circle (The Fox - Church St Twickenham)