Bad Afternoon (demo)

Good Times Humbled

Song from Another World

Hand me down Blues - live

Solo  Piano/Vocals

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 Currently writing/recording material for new  EP  due for release Autumn 2017


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 EP Hand me down Blues

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BACKGROUND

Formed by piano/keyboards player Jerome Batson, the first self-produced single Another World was recorded/released in Spring 2011 followed by a heavy schedule of solo gigs and promotion.  Later that year a 4 piece line-up was established, playing gigs on the London circuit and at iconic venues like The Bull and Gate and The George Tavern as well as regular residencies in and around London.

The next single Good Times Humbled released in 2014, was well received. The Dark Blue Matter featured as Artist of the Month (July 2014) on Cross Counties Radio (Leicestershire community radio station) with regular airplay on the station.

Taking a break from live work with dBm, Jerome formed The Ditch (Shoreditch Blues Band) a live gigging project playing blues and rock classics. While continuing to write new material, he returned to the studio early in 2015 to record a solo/unplugged EP: Hand me Down Blues.

May/June 2015 saw the release of the 3-track solo EP Hand Me Down Blues, followed up by further promotion of both old and new material across London and the South East, including an invitation to play at the independent Shuffle (Film) Festival - Mile End Park in August 2015

REVIEWS

The essence and creative twist of the traditional American Blues Rock sound is still alive and kicking - at its best here in the UK and that is why the London based band are winners of the Music Members Alliance award for their excellence and service to original unsigned listening music community… You guys rock…

July 2014: Cross Counties Radio 2

Thanks so much for playing The Cow’s Spring party last night. You were awesome!

Really made the night - we'll have to get you guys down again!

April 2014:  The Cow - Stratford London

LYRICS: Hand Me Down Blues (3-track solo EP)

GIGS

 details to be announced shortly…


 MAY  2016

 APPLES and PEARS Brick Lane

 Wednesday 18th May (Solo)


 ASPERS CASINO (Sky Bar) Stratford

 Sunday 29th May (Full Band)

 AUGUST 2015

 SHUFFLE FESTIVAL Mile End Park

 Saturday 1st August (Solo)

 

Hand me Down Blues

Some people they like stormy weather

Some people they like the blues

No one likes that foggy feeling

Cos nobody likes to lose

Just hand me those hand me down ideas

Don’t give me none of that mess around turn

around run around here

All I want is those hand me down blues

And I’m happy too!

Some people they want the next big thing

Well that’s what they like to choose

Me I’m trying to turn back the tide


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In addition to originals songs typical live sets include covers of songs by admired songwriters and bands

Blues for Breakfast  

The Band

Sweet Nuthin          

Velvet Underground

Wiser Time              

The Black Crowes

Stormy Monday

The Allman Brothers Band

No Surprises

Radiohead



Song:

File size


Good Times Humbled

1.8mb


Another World            

1.8mb


Hand me Down Blues

1.1mb


Two Minds

1.3mb


Island

1.0mb


Bad Afternoon (demo)

 2.3mb







Going Down - Walter Trout cover

@Roadtrip Bar

Don’t Jump the Gun (original)

@The George Tavern

Gravity (original) awaiting update

@Apples and Pears



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I may as well be shooting for the moon

So hand me those hand me down ideas

Don’t give me none of that mess around turn

around run around here

All I want is those hand me down blues

And I’m happy too!

Well I never wanted to be lonely

Never wanted to be cool

All I want to see is the sun shine

And in the summertime

Maybe see an Earth rise too

So hand me those hand me down ideas

Don’t give me none of that mess around turn

around run around here

All I want is those hand me down blues

And I’m happy too!

SHUFFLE Festival…                       photos by Ollie Smallwood

Island

No one said words go on forever

But to me it’s clear and it’s true

So tantalising, mind energising too

Cos no one’s an island

It’s what you do

No one’s an island

It’s up to you

No one’s an island

Across the void of space

Like that comet’s tail

Our metadata sails on through

Carried like contraband

Stolen from a promised land

Well no one’s an island

It’s what you do

No one’s an island

It’s up to you

No one’s an island

When I think of all the magic moments I’ve known

Misty mountains, soulful Sunday sermons

I feel my heart is jumping

Soul it orbits Saturn

Near and far’s forgotten

My near and far’s forgotten

Lets pretend we’ve got no fear of fashion

Lets assume that x and y is true

Lets get overcome with passion

And human attitude

Cos no one’s an island

It’s what you do

No one’s an island

It’s up to you

No one’s an island

Without you

It’s up to you., I’m thinking of you

I’m thinking of you


Two Minds

All roads lead to loneliness

You lose yourself to find yourself in such a mess

Thought we’d worked it out

But falling down we’re nowhere to be found

Cos life is full of sweet distress

Especially when your back’s against the wall

There’s just nothing like a crisis of confidence

Or knowledge blindness

To take me to the floor

Takes me to the floor

We’re all in two minds

Star in two lives

All in two minds

Star in two lives

All roads lead to loneliness

You lose yourself to find yourself some happiness

Thought we had it all

But then we find we ain’t got nothing at all

Cos life is full of sweet, sweet distress

Especially when your back’s against the wall

There’s just nothing like a crisis of confidence

Or knowledge blindness

To take me to the floor

Takes me to the floor

We’re all in two minds

Star in two lives

All in two minds

Star in two lives

Come back in seven years time

With mirrors intact

No self-respecting optimist

Would dispel the truth

Or invent the myth of mind

I’m a serious man

Kind to mankind

No self-respecting optimist am I

Come back in seven years time

With mirror intact

No self-respecting optimist

Would dispel the truth

Or invent the myth of mind

I’m a serious man kind to mankind

No self respecting optimist am I

All in two minds

Star in two lives

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