The last year has been pretty quiet musically. Back in January 2018 I started suffering from tendonitis, which made playing saxophone and clarinet pretty difficult. Rather than risk making things worse, I decided that it was time to take a break. Since then I have done hardly solo concerts – my playing has been limited to a the odd function gig.
In the mean time, I have been singing quite a bit and working on some of my old singer-songwriter material. I did a live concert back in February which turned into a CD of 8 tracks. More here soon for that.
In the meantime – here is a video of one of my old original songs – Summer Love. Enjoy!
Last spring, I took a break from clarinet and sax due to a scary bout of tendonitis (a complete rest was advised), and because I had to move to move, and in my new apartment practicing turned out to be very difficult.
So, I needed to take a break. This was a challenge, of course, because I love playing sax and clarinet so much. (I did play a bit but nothing like as much as I did last year.)
I decided this was a message from life to do something different. In the past I wrote a lot of original songs, and recorded some of them – but not as well as I would like. I decided that it was time to really do something with them.
This concert is a part of that.
(The good news is that the tendonitis now seems to be better, and from about March I will be able to practice sax and clarinet at home again!)
Some years ago, I was sat by the river in Antwerp, playing a little clarinet, when a nice guy called Mario Janssens came by and took a great picture. I think it was used on some tourist info for Antwerp City.
This was the last day of our quick tour of the UK – we were just out for a pint at a local pub and there was a folk session going on. We asked if we could play a tune and my mate Peter caught it on his phone.
Well, it's been a pretty intense few days of working at the computer, but I am happy to be launching a complete update of www.danmcb.com (and also everything that was on the old Moochers website).
The new site is based on WordPress, and is designed for musicians. That means that I will be able to add new content, like videos and articles, much more easily. I still have a few tweaks to do, and I will add put back the old video content in the next days (but it's all still on my youtube channel, which you can reach via the menu, top right).