Reflection & Aims

It’s reaching the end of 2011 and as always around this time of the year, I like to review my ‘reflection/aims‘ post from last year and set new aims for the upcoming year.

This year has been good – I got to play some great gigs such as The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party and even Glastonbury. I also got to support Dodgy!

But I did not meet a lot of the aims I set out – I wanted to do a tour, I wanted to play more gigs and I had originally hoped to release ATPLP2 in 2011. That said – I have been busy.

I decided that I would make ATPLP2 the best it could be and that meant not rushing it.

I wanted time for the tracks to grow and expand organically, I made about 12 different versions of the album, dropping the tracks that were not good enough, continually tweaking it and perfection it over 1000 listens.

The album is currently being Mastered and I am really, REALLY happy with how it sounds. I cannot wait for you (the humble public) to hear it, which will happen in April 2012.

This brings me nicely onto my aims for 2012:

ATPLP2 & singles
I guess the biggest thing about next year will be the release of my second album.

As I said before I am so happy with it and really hope that it is liked by the public. It will be released in April 2012 and is preceded by a single in March 2012.

I am going to be working really hard over the next 3 months to promote this album and its singles to ensure as many people as possible hear it and ultimately buy it.

I have put so much work and effort into the album over the last 2 years and just hope that all the love and attention I have given it is recognised.

There will be 3 singles released off the album in March, June and August – so there is lots of promotion to get the album recognised.

Lot’s more on ATPLP2 in the new year.

I have only done 14 gigs so far as ATP. I have played some great places but still want to play more. One of the things I most want to do is go on tour – even if its just a week long tour at some of the major cities in UK.

The other thing I want to do is radically change the way I perform live. I know how I want the set to be, but it’s not there yet. I need more equipment and possibly expand the live personnel over the next few years.
So for 2012 – I want more gigs – bigger audiences and you to come and watch me play.
That’s it really…

In 2012 I would like the new album to do well, I would like to play more gigs and I would like to continue to build my following.
To aid this I have been building a new (v3) website – it’s not finished yet but I thought I would leave you with a sneak peek. Hopefully it will all be up and running for the new year.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me this year! Hope you all have a fantastic festive time 🙂 x

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