Lyndon Wesley is a freelance producer, guitarist and songwriter, collaborating with artists on their music from inception to finished works. Lyndon’s unique understanding of how a song connects with the listener has made him the go-to-guy for artist development at Songbird Productions and Bounce Recording Studios in Melbourne.
Often when we push a little harder or persist a little longer we see better results. I’m so proud of Dan Vella. He has written a beautiful song which I’ve had the privilege of working on these past few weeks. Dan is a talented writer who is not afraid of hard work and his debut release will certainly tell that tale.
He’s back! Ken, the mind behind Wantaways is in the studio creating a new album. If you’re not familiar with the Wantaways work, check out the official video for Backs Are Breaking which has a crazy amount of views on YouTube. It may be early days, however the new batch of songs are as raw and honest as previous offerings and I’m real keen to hear how they develop as time goes on.
Last week I started working with an artist who was a finalist on The Voice a couple of years ago. He had no bag, no folders or notebooks. Just keys and a phone. And he was super excited to be in the studio, finally getting all the music and ideas ‘out of his head’ and onto ‘tape’. I was just pumped to be a part of his next chapter.
As he began singing against the piano track he had just laid down, I was moved by what I was hearing. It wasn’t the words, but it was. It wasn’t the melody, but it was. It wasn’t the tone of his voice, but it was. It wasn’t all of those things or any one of those things. In that moment what I heard was soul. Not soul music. Soul. I heard a man’s soul, setting the singer free. It was beautiful and I felt privileged to be a part of that moment.
He walked in with nothing but left a massive impact on me, a reminder of why I do what I do.