Thursday, 21 July 2016

Crazy For Somebody's Love on SCALA The Undying Fire album

This is a slightly different version of the song which appears on the SCALA album "The Undying Fire" (2016) mastered by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits.

Vocals and all instruments by Robert Childs. Recorded at The Songwriters Studio. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, 21 December 2015

It's Holiday Time

I had intended to release a full album of my songs this year but I'm slow at recording and getting pneumonia in October stopped me in my tracks (literally!). So I can proffer only this as a Holiday offering. I wrote it on Christmas Day 1999 but it refers back to a Christmas in 1987 when my mother had just died, I'd had a pay cut at work and the hot water service and washing machine both conked out in the week before Christmas!  I hope that none of the things described in this song happen to you this holiday time!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Someone on SCALA Brighter Than The Sun

My song Someone has been included on the 2015 SCALA Brighter Than The Sun album which was put together by Adrian Miller and released on 30th July.  This is SCALA's second double CD with a mix of award winning songs, live recordings and studio tracks recorded by SCALA members.

Listen to Someone here on my SoundCloud site:

Monday, 26 January 2015

Happy Birthday Matilda

I wrote this song in 1999 when the neo-conservative Howard government was in power. It's sad that so much about the song is still relevant now that Australia has another neo-conservative government Happy Australia Day!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

One of my songs on latest SCALA CD

I'm pleased to have my song, That's How It Ended, on the latest (15th) SCALA Photographs And Memories double CD album.  This is a 36 track album containing winning songs from SCALA's 2012 and 2013 song competitions plus a number of live tracks from SCALA's venue and other contributed tracks.  I had a hand in the previous 14 CDs issued by SCALA so I know what effort has to be put into each one and this is a double CD so the effort would have had to be at least double.  Congratulations to Adrian Miller who coordinated the recording and compilation of the album and to everyone else involved in its production.  Copies of the double CD are available from SCALA and I believe that tracks will soon be available for download from the SCALA store.  In the meantime you can listen to my track on my ReverbNation site.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

It was 20 years ago today ....

Robert Childs Elastic Band released the 17 track Revenge on this day in 1994.  I'd intended to issue my "follow up" album today but I'm way behind in my recording schedule (Revenge took 2 years to record!).  But you can still listen to Revenge online.  Oh, by the way, Happy Easter!

Robert Childs Elastic Band - Revenge