For 2019, an all-encompassing, 360 degrees of mind-blowing, soul-wringing, heart-breaking, eye-opening, rock-n-rolling, sweet-talking, hope-filling, breath-holding, love-making, head-gaming, sun-worshipping, groove-lining, summer-breezing, rocket-flying, mountain-climbing, mercy-sharing, spirit-stroking, earth-shaking entertainment.
One screenplay. Sixteen original songs. For screen, stage, concert hall and audiobook. You will be enriched.
The blindingly good, ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’, in its entirety below. Dave Stewart of Eurythmics introduced me to the extraordinary Joss Stone. She sings from a place only Aretha ever visited. I wrote it with jazz-piano legend, Niels Lan Doky only moments after we first met. Without a doubt, it is my favorite guitar solo I’ve ever recorded. Three run throughs; one take. Fender all the way.
‘A Voyage For Soldier Miles’ is a story of conflict. It’s about our world and our legacy, and it’s a journey of discovery - an awakening to a powerful, invisible and universal force our world has held secret since time began.
Carried around the world for millennia on currents of air and water, the sounds of generations of tears has been unlocked. As Earth’s atmosphere remains the guardian of these truths, three characters, representing the soul, frustration and idealism of humanity, will take you on a journey around the world and into your heart.
As the tale unfolds, we are introduced to Miles, a man that walks heavy on the road of every returning soldier, Ramsey, a headstrong, reclusive scientist, and the beautiful, mystical, Ayita.
The story is set at a time when our world has become irrevocably divided A GLOBAL CONSTITUTION, reflecting only a faint echo of the grace and harmony humanity is capable of. With their mutual rejection of a crumbling society serving as a connective force, Miles and Ramsey share in a magnificent and soul-stirring sonic discovery that has the potential to impact the world's sullen and confused existence. It soon becomes clear that these individuals have been set in motion along a path that is alive with conflict and purpose; a voyage that will take them from the depths of the planet to the confines of a beating heart.
Set against the cacophony of war; cultures in transition; and the severity of natural world events, A Voyage For Soldier Miles conjures a stark, powerful and often foreboding tone that is contrasted and punctuated sharply with moments of staggering beauty and optimism. As the story reaches its dramatic and immersive conclusion, the relevance of the imaginary world intrudes and provokes, and all at once, a new reality is clearly visible - for the characters and the audience alike - for only now can we decide who we want to be.