Big news in the Automatics camp as the band readies itself to release the new record “West of Wherever”.
Meanwhile Niall Padden the former manager of the Boys has taken over as our new manager.
It has been really great fun working on the Circus record. Especially with Tom Morse who is a very “grown up” Julliard musician. For the first time I have been able to work with classical musicians as Tom is a string arranger of some note (think Coca Cola ads at the Superbowl). Those classical guys dont do “you know that bit in that Beatles record….” They want the notes. On Circus they got them in spades!
Anyway it is a whole new sound and I am excited for you all to hear it but it may be some time before it comes out because half way through Steve Lillywhite pronounced “Its a musical”! So it segued from rock opera territory to musical and now I am going to New York in April with Michael Kerker to attend some Musical workshops. Its a brave new world but stay tuned for developments.