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McCully Workshop were, Too much in Love

A new single is to be released by  McCully Workshop . This follows the release of their album  Infinity . The track is not taken from that album. Tully McCully from the pop clip for  Too Much in Love  (c) Songwrights Publishers The song is called  Too Much in Love  and was clearly inspired by the rock sound of the 80s. Tully is the composer. While sifting through old videos, Tully found a clip of the band doing the song. The line up was, Tully on bass and lead vocals, brother Mike McCullagh on drums, Richard Black on guitar and Henry Barenblatt on keyboards.  This new production, to be released on the 5th of March, will become the music stripe for a pepped up version of the video clip which has not been seen before. The clip looks like a retro pop video and shows the band at the height of their "pop star" phase. The group had three chart hits in the 1970s and 80s. These were  Why can't it rain ,   Buccaneer  and  Chinese Junkman.  Links - Band Website - mccullyworkshop iT
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Prog Rock masterpiece from seasoned artists.

McCully/Mackay , the progrock duo of veteran musicians Tully McCully (Terence McCullagh) and Gordon Mackay, have released their debut album,  The Unicorns Are Screaming . The release has ten finely crafted rock tracks. Most of the songs are Tully's though there are some which are joint compositions and two songs are Gordon's alone. All of the tracks were produced by Tully. Gordon is a keyboard specialist and does all the keyboards, while Tully does the rest of the playing and singing. Both musicians have long careers as professional musicians and this is evident in the playing on all the songs recorded. A "commercial" single is to be taken from the album. It is a re-mix of the title track and is slightly re-named as  Unicorns Are Screaming . The song will be released on the 8th of January 2021. Here is the artwork -  (c) Songwrights Publishers 2021 The single is a shortened version of the epic 7:15 minute album title track and will be listed as a radio edit.  It inclu

Second Amampondo album remastered and released - Vuyani

The second in the series of Melt 2000 albums that Amampondo recorded  Vuyani, will be out there on the music platforms of the internet on the 11th of December 2020. This album was the group's 7th album release (if you include their debut music-cassette only release). Vuyani was a studio project produced and engineered by Chris Lewis with Robert Trunce as executive producer.  The CD was issued in 1999. Lewis specially edited and re-mastered the tracks for the digital release.  The revised sleeve with elements taken from the original CD release. (c) Mountain Records 2020. Photo Simon Lewis. The production was more elaborate than the proceeding Amampondo albums. In this case there were numerous guests and session musicians to augment the band's regular members.  The performers included -  Amampondo: Dizu Plaatjies. Simpiwe Matole. Mandla Lande Michael Ludonga. Mzwandile Qotoyi Blackie Mbizela. Fancy Galada,  Lungiswa Plaatjies,  Nontle Sylvester,  Nomfundo Mayekiso Guests: Acous

Cult SA album by Niki Daly

Living in the Suburbs .  We are happy to announce that this cult South African (SA) album by singer-songwriter Niki Daly will be available again from 20th November 2020. This will be the first digital release of the thirteen track collection initially released in (Orwellien) 1984 on vinyl and music cassette by WEA Records SA. The production and much of the playing on the record is by Terence (Tully) McCullagh.  Niki has been a composer since the 1970s, starting off as a staff songwriter penning pop songs for music publishers in London (UK).  An award winning children's book author and artist, he also wrote songs which were really only made for him to perform. Some of his more personal songs were released in Niki's name on LP and as 7" singles, in the 1980s. He then took a break to teach art at university and to dedicate the rest of his time to his career as an author. Several years later he approached Songwrights Publishers with a batch of songs which still had Niki's

It's Christmas Day - Zayn Adam is Giving Love Away

Merry Christmas, oh yeah! There are a lot of Christmas songs that come out from under the covers at the end of the year. The late Zayn Adam sang one for us in the 1980s which we circulated, sort of "internally", as a greeting card to our partners. The masters lay dormant for the last 25 years but producer Terence McCullagh dug the multi-track tape out of storage, when we were looking for some Zayn recordings to remix for a Power Ballads EP. Christmas Day was one of the tracks he found. Zayn used to keep an ear open for local (South Africa based) writers for his releases. The aforementioned EP includes two such songs, scouted by him. One is this composition by Seva Diva and James Dowdles, who wrote the Christmas Day, specially for Zayn. The lead vocal track is very powerful, which is why we included it of the Ballads EP release.  McCullagh has added a lot of new production elements and made a single edit for this release. The release is now titled, Christmas Day, I

McCully/Mackay album announced

We are happy to announce that their album title is  The Unicorns are Screaming .  Tully McCully (Terence McCullagh) and Gordon Mackay have come together to create a new album project of their kind of music, Progressive Rock. Terence is a multi-talented artist, with years of production and performing experience. Gordon is a classically trained keyboard player who moved into jazz and rock. The two had performed together in rock bands and when Terence decided to start work on a solo project, Gordon was the obvious choice for the keyboard sessions. As the project progressed, they realised that they should also write music together. The result is that Gordon contributed to three songs to the album, one of which is all his composition. Terence wrote seven tracks alone. McCully and Mackay - pics, L McCullagh and L Mackay   Some time ago, Terence sold his successful recording studio business and built a dedicated studio in his Cape Town home. There he could create in his own time. We had work

Lesley Rae Dowling EP - Feat. Jonathan Butler.

So many good mixes to choose from. As the 2020 Lesley Rae Dowling (LRD) re-mix project moves onto the sixth release, we have decided we want to make the next release an EP; because we liked two very different mixes we and want to release them both. (c) 2020 Songwrights Publishers for Sea Records. This time it is the Jonathan Butler production of a somewhat overlooked track from the When the Night Comes album, called Love will be there . The new version is renamed, Love's gonna be there in the End.  Lesley wrote this song with her friend, Matt Haus. This is one of the few LRD recordings with none of her piano playing to be heard on the final release. Although she would have prepared the song with a piano guide, Jonathan simplified the main piano track and added layers of synths. Terence (Tully) McCullagh has done a major re-work of the song by taking out a lot of the keyboards and adding several guitars along with featuring Jonathan's guitar tracks more prominently in the new