Buoyed is the name for the musical projects written and performed by Michael Bird, a Scottish singer songwriter living in Co Antrim.
This is my first studio album recorded quite a few years ago now. It features Michael Bird on guitar and vocals, Debra Salem on vocals, Jules Maxwell on keyboards and bass, Colm Fitzpatrick on drums, Richard Mawhinney on sax, Brian McAteer on fiddle and Paul Mullan on flute.
Time has been kinder to some of these tracks than others, Penny Wishes, Hubbles Law, ABC, Missile Plane, What Would You Do, Body and Soul and Lovers and Friends still sound pretty good to me. While digitally remastering we found a track that didn't make it onto the original recording called Sketchbook Girl that was much better than I remember it as being so we have added it as a bonus track. I like it better now than a some of the other tracks.
If you want to listen to one - try Hubbles Law. It's the one I am most proud of.
I cant listen to Ballad of Gid or The Aging Knight without squirming but other people say they like them. Gallahers Girl was the song that most people latched onto of mine but I was never really happy with any of the recordings I made of it - such is life I suppose
Produced by myself, Patrick Dalgety and Debra Salem at Green Dolphin Studios in Belfast. Not an expensive production but true to itself.
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