A song aholic duo of friends, Stuart Moxham, on songwriting and singing, and Derek Halliday on guitar and singing. Highly varied material and vocal harmonies with hand percussion and a sense of occasion.Stuart and Derek have been friends for many years. They met when Derek was recommended to Stuart as an excellent local guitar fettler. He is also, perhaps not surprisingly, a very accomplished and soulful player and writer on the instrument. They began writing a year ago and now sport a clutch of songs which are all unmistakably "Moxham & Halliday". Stuart had this to say: "....I've started, so I'll finish; we bring completely different skills and experience to the project; Derek is a seasoned live performer and guitar builder with a wonderfully expressive virtuosity of playing, while I mostly come from a writing and recording background.
As well as writing our set, and doing gigs all over the shop, we're in the process of recording our songs; making hopefully great, stand alone versions of the simple arrangements which we play live. Y'know, the usual being a group stuff. We're right excited by the fact that we have discovered a chemistry which allows us to produce new songs from our individual inspirations; Derek from his mellifluous guitar lovemaking, me from the beautifully suggestive results. As a writer, it's nothing short of magical to produce a lyric from thin air which has meaning and a life of its own..."
STUART MOXHAM & DEREK HALLIDAY
Playing songs of The Young Marble Giants
ACROBAT New EP on PARLOUR RECORDS
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