Wow…this year has been crazy busy. So busy, it seems I haven’t posted anything new here for almost a year.
Insane, but true.
So what have I been up to? Well, I’ve been doing a lot of traveling (New York, LA, Madrid and London a few times) a ton of writing and recording, my songs have continued to get featured in many hit TV shows throughout the year – Shameless, Chicago Fire and Longmire to name but a few.
I also got songs in the recently released movies ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ and the indie movie ‘FML’ but perhaps the biggest news of all though, was teaming up with Nashville singer-songstress Diona Devincenzi to form a new retro soul band, Brit Frisco.
We recorded our debut album ‘Roll around’ across the ether (my studio here in Spain and Diona’s in Nashville, to be precise) and just signed a deal in LA two weeks ago for it to be released/represented by Riptide Music Group.
To say I’m excited about this project is to put it mildly. Watch this space for music and video clips coming soon…
It’s hard to believe 2016 is upon us already but hey – here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year peeps.
2016 has already begun pretty damn well for yours truly with a couple of placements in new shows. The first was for ‘Do you want a man?’ a funky co-write with CMA and Juno award-winning songwriter Paul Otten that featured in the Jan 12th episode (episode 10) of ‘Grandfathered’ on Fox.
The second was for a quirky little song called ‘Tonight (you’re gonna be mine)’ which featured in the 2nd episode of season 2 of ‘Younger’, which aired Jan 13th on TVLand.
Well peeps, there’s a lot being going for me since my last post.
Most recently, my song ‘You can’t keep a good man down’ was featured in last Sunday’s episode of Battle Creek on CBS. starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters.
My indie folk song ‘Mesmerised’ which I put out under my own name Paul Robert Cufflin currently features in a Jeep promo in Australia.
And that same song was also used in a trailer for ‘Sunny Sundays’ in India.
Too cool to be explained by normal human beings.
Amazingly, the song seems to have struck a chord (pun fully intended) amongst the ‘Sunny Sundays’ audience – with quite a significant proportion of them apparently trying to find out who the song is by. One fan even went to the trouble of posting a phone vid on YouTube they shot of the trailer as it was broadcast – check out the thread below the video.
Unfortunately, my publishers were a little slow off the mark getting the word out who the song was by, so people were having trouble tracking the tune down until some bright spark found the song on my SoundCloud page. Since then, I’ve had thousands of plays of the tune which is heart warming stuff, so thanks to all who took the time to listen. It feels good to be appreciated !
Well, 2014 is slowly drawing to an end and what better time than to strip naked, smother myself in goat’s cheese, lay back in the tall grass and hum gently to myself as the weak Spanish winter sun warms my nethers and the local bird population tweet their disapproval from the surrounding trees?
Failing that, what better time to announce that 2014 has been quite a successful year for yours truly, musically speaking. Yessum indeedy. And it’s a year that’s been topped off by the news that my song ‘Please don’t leave will feature in the forthcoming movie ‘Fathers & Daughters’ starring Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Jane Fonda, Amanda Seyfried and Diane Kruger amongst many others.
I am officially as happy as a pig in shizz.
Roll on 2015, I say.
Roll on deodorant.
Happy New Year !
Just got word that 5 ‘Hick hop’ instrumental tracks of mine have been placed in TLC’s new show ‘The Speegle Life’.
The tracks will feature in episodes 101 and 102 of what appears to be some kinda religious reality show which follows the lives of a successful pastoral family in Florida that relocates to Alabama to help their daughters start their own church.
Hmn…God Squad TV.
If you’re anything like me and devour rock-related biographies and autobiographies like they’re going out of fashion, then you’ll love ‘Live at the Brixton Academy‘, the new book written by my good friend Simon Parkes.
It’s basically the story of how Simon, aged 23, bought the run-down iconic venue from Watney’s brewery for £1 and despite violent altercations with local gangsters and nefarious dealings with music industry movers and shakers built it into the coolest music venue in London – if not the whole of the UK – before selling it in 1995 for £3M.
It’s makes for a brilliant read with so many great insider stories about gigs by some of the biggest musical icons of the last 30 years and when we met for lunch in London a couple of weeks ago, he told he’d just sold the film rights to a production company who plan to turn it on to a TV drama.
I’m hoping he’ll put in a good word for me when it comes time to creating the music for the show…
I’m pleased to announce that my song ‘I just gotta have you, baby’ will feature in new crime thriller movie ‘The Forger‘ starring John Travolta, Jennifer Ehle and Christopher Plummer.
I’m not sure of the movie’s release date yet, but I’m pretty stoked that they’ve chosen my tune to feature in it. I regard it as another feather in my musical cap, something new to add to my musical CV, a fresh morsel of delicious cheese on the smorgasbord of my composer-esque tendencies.
It’s also pretty fucking cool.
Just heard that a song I wrote in collaboration with Paul Otten (he of Big Little Lions fame) featured in the show Witches of East End which aired Sunday 24th August 2014 on Lifetime.
In other news, it’s so cool to see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul win Emmys again this year for Breaking Bad. I’m currently ploughing through the box set of the entire show, season by season and am totally addicted.
Hey folks – it’s been a while since my last post, but in my defence I’ve been as busy as a bee with a complicated schedule of bee-like things to do and people to see.
First off, I got word a week or so ago that my song ‘You’re gonna need someone’ by Bo Molasses is to feature in the new US indie movie The Squeeze, which I’m reliably informed (by a reliable informant) will be hitting movie theatres sometime in 2014.
I’ve also had a couple of other Bo tunes placed in US TV shows lately.
‘Faith healer’ appeared in Hemlock Grove on Netflix, whilst ‘You’ve put your voodoo on me’ was featured in ABC Family’s The Fosters.
A couple of Elijah Honey songs were also placed in US network shows. ‘You can’t keep a good man down’ featured in Under the Dome on CBS, whilst ‘Sweet lovin’ chile’ came pumping out of the soundtrack in Switched at birth on ABC Family.
According to my latest royalty statement, I’ve also had a ton of songs placed in a whole pile of other shows too including Backyard Oil, American Pickers, Auction Kings, Abandoned, Bullet Points, Made, Access Hollywood, Buying Alaska, Dog and Beth on a Hunt, Gold Diggers, Toddlers and Tiaras, Lords of War…I mean I could list them all, but I’d be here ’til my hair turns silver and my teeth fall out.
Happy days indeed.
The video for the latest Elijah Honey single ‘Id be lost (if it wasn’t for you)’ is now live on YouTube. Taken from the album ‘Spirits Rise’ released by Black Toast Records at the end of 2013, the video was directed in her inimitable lo-fi style by Ines Cufflin and stars Spanish beauty Miryam Gonzalez.
Download the song and the full album on iTunes