‘Playin’ At Rock Stars’, Review

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A review of my latest EP, ‘Playin’ At Rock Stars’, taken from divideandconquer.com and written by Jamie Funk.   “Blissful Red is the solo project for Tom Leaver. Leaver recently released Playin’ At Rock Stars which is a six-song EP. The production and songwriting was impressive. Leaver worked with Andy Yeadon who helped sculpt the […]

Not Exactly, ‘Behind The Music’ But……

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Hi there. Just thought I’d provide a little extra info on the, ‘Playin’ At Rock Stars’, EP. Hopefully, it’ll shed a little more light on the songs……but not too much 🙂 Like Layla: Initially, I’d wanted something a little more bass heavy, more of a groove. But Andy (on drums) was using softer sticks than […]

Run Like Crazy Horse!

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One of the most intriguing elements to any musician, at least in my opinion, is the reason why they’ve chosen to become one in the first place. More so than the notes that they play or the clothes that they wear, a performers motivation for picking up a guitar or writing a song can be […]

Obsessive Compulsive Recorder

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I don’t remember exactly when I was given my first guitar. I have a hazy recollection of a classical style acoustic resting against the wall collecting dust, dormant. As a teenage hard rock fan, the fret board histrionics of Eddie Van Halen or Kirk Hammett seemed so hopelessly unattainable they might as well have been […]