This is my studio version of my song magic trip, i have added extra parts to this completed version, hope you like. Im really pleased with this completed version,glad its done now.The extra parts i added are in keeping with the mood and feel of the song.Il be doing studio versions of other acoustic original songs ive done soon as well.The video i made for this song i think really works and adds to the feel of the track.The video is not material i have filmed personally ive just edited two videos together.The first part of the song is a music sample i used i added bass to this sample.The Sample was from the song Celtic legend i acquired it at Soundogs.com as a bought and paid for sample free to use under copyright law , didnt need to put sample in as song still works without it but put it in anyway, the visual content in the second part of the vid is from Tseries music.On the visual video no copyright infringement is intended. This song is now available to buy from itunes here is the link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/into-the-fire/id784509720
Views: 937 James Powlett
Here is a link to another of my songs Lapse of reason https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBE8Ftd9Yj0 This is a new original song I have been working on for a while, without a doubt the most complicated piece of music I have written so far.I wanted to do a song with a Latin flavour so here it is. I edited the video to fit the song. Love upbeat happy tunes so there will be more to come this year for sure. I played and put down three guitar tracks in this song. This song will be available to buy on Google play as a single it will become part of my second album in time at some point this year. You can also purchase it from Soundclick the link is on my you tube account.
Views: 651 James Powlett
This is a new original rock track I came up with recently, its about a guy who wants to escape his life of poverty and hitch hikes to the state of Georgia to get away from loans sharks and trouble in general to start a new life in a new state, a song inspired by the recession, I edited the video think it kinda works , hope you like.
Views: 92 James Powlett
Here is a link to another song I wrote called Rush hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mJRI... This is an original song I wrote this week, its a summer song,always wanted to do a song in this style so here it is. Heres is a link to a song I wrote called Poppy field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5hUgzy_R90
Views: 795 James Powlett
If you would like to check out another of my songs called Joy heres the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLYiS... Rush hour is a new original song about something we can all relate to ie traffic which seems to be a universal problem all over the world, I edited the video to fit the song.This is a rock track, Love writing rock style songs.Hope you like, this was quite a hard song to write.This will be the sixth new edition to my second album. Here is a link to my song Poppy Field http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5hUgz... Here is a link to my song Lapse of reason http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBE8Ft...
Views: 232 James Powlett
This is a rock song I wrote this week, it is basically an anti war song, the video i edited to fit the track emphasis the senseless loss in war.There are a few violent scenes in the video but I left them in to tell the story of what war really is about.Hope you like , it was a tough song to write but got there in the end,if your interested you can buy my music on itunes and amazon, the links are on my channel ,.Thanks for watching.
Views: 569 James Powlett
This is a live version I played tonight, The backing was recorded by myself and a friend of mine. So the backing track is my own take on the song as well.Great song to play live. I add a lead break at the end of this song seems to fit well with the vibe of the track.
Views: 305 James Powlett
This is a new original song I came up with this week. Its about driving fast, always been on my wish list to drive through the desert in the states one day.The song is funky rock and works with the video I put with it I think .The video is from Nevada.Hope you like.
Views: 130 James Powlett
This is a jazz improv i did today recorded on my i phone. The song is called East of Eden, I used my jazz Vintage 575 guitar for the improvisation on the song. Its a new different direction for me , but I find Jazz fun to play. I will be concentrating on my original songs but adding different live cover songs as I go on as well.
Views: 378 James Powlett
This is a song I wrote tonight , this one was completed quickly, I couldnt sleep so I got acoustic out and came up with this and recorded it on my i phone, its the third take, i may record this in studio soon,was thinking of keeping it simple with acoustic and a few other instruments. Its a subject I think people can relate too about loss of friends and lovers who move away, its that moment of sadness on the day they leave but also hope you hold for there future.The song has a bit of a country song feel, I love country music so I guess country influences are going to appear in some of my work,the video visual quality isnt great as was recorded in low light but the sound came out well enough to post on you tube anyway hope you like thanks for listening.
Views: 1186 James Powlett
This is my second upload of this song as I had to remix it. the vocals were not cutting through, but i think they are now . Its a song about moving forward in life.Hope you like, its a piano based song , I find the piano a great song writing tool ,and enjoy playing the keys in new material.
Views: 182 James Powlett
Here is a link to another of my songs Poppy field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5hUg... This is a new rock ballad original song I came up with this week, I love these kinda power ballad songs and have wanted to right one for a while so here it is.Its the longest song ive ever written but I think the length works well with the song.The video I put with the track I think works well with the storyline of the track. Heres is a link to my song mambo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQRm6... there was a poem i read years ago called faint heart in a railway station the subject of the poem was referencing love at first sight and what choices your faced with sometimes that have to be made on the spot,ie do i go left or right here , so i came up with this song its on the same themed subject matter the video i added was to push the story across a bit more , so poems can inspire me as much as anything else
Views: 284 James Powlett
This is a parody song I wrote about the X factor, the video I put with the song was fun to make and I think works well with the tune, I put in the song several different kinda samples , again I think they work well with the track, hope you like, its a song I have wanted to write for a while now.
Views: 311 James Powlett
This is a new original ive been working on for a few weeks , its a rock track which is the kinda music i really like , anything with lead guitar is good, so i put in a few lead breaks in this one around the singing, used a wah peddle , will be doing more rock songs in the future.Was really happy with the way the song came out in the end , i put an appropriate video together for the song as well. I have a dis functional family , a sister who i cant talk to and controlling parents who manage to screw up any attempt to better myself , hence the song lyric you can choose your friends but you cant choose your family. I think a lot of people can relate to that.
Views: 123 James Powlett
I tried uploading a proper bond video montage earlier but due to the powers at be was not allowed to show any footage of bond movies at all, so this is a comedy parody of bond , I love bond movies but was left with no alternative so I hope you like, its a pretty funny video in places.You can find my original video of this song on my Google account heres the link https://plus.google.com/u/0/109433709677779315218/posts Also i have done another video of this song which is on my channel here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYjcvKlD14s
Views: 134 James Powlett
This is a quick original song I put together and recorded tonight , I heard a guy say the word austin on the tv tonight and inspired me to write about a guy those goes to austin texas to get away from his old life , simple idea but seemed to work, wrote the whole song in about half hour, decided to record it just with an acoustic and voice on my i phone so wouldnt forget the song ,came out well enough i think to stick on you tube so here it is, il prob do a full production in the studio on this one so youll see the difference on new studio version , but il keep it simple , but i do like the way ive done it tonight think i captured something in the song performance , anyway over to you hope you like.
Views: 92 James Powlett
This is a gentle song, the first song I have done this year, hope you like. I put a time lapse video with it ,seems to fit quite well.
Views: 184 James Powlett
This is a remixed version ,I took the original one off cause I wanted to improve it. I re did the vocal for this version and re did part of the video, the songs about arguing.
Views: 141 James Powlett
This is a new keyboard based song I came up with recently. I put a simple video together for this one.This is a song I have had for a while but never completed it till now, its a gentle melodic track.The song features saxophone sample to add ambience to the song.It is now available to purchase on itunes here is the link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/into-the-fire/id784509720
Views: 332 James Powlett
This is a rock song I came up recently about poaching and the extinction of endangered animals in our world, its a subject I feel very strongly about. There are some graphic images in this video I made up for the song but I feel the subject matter of the song needed a hard hitting visual approach.I will at some point have this track released on i tunes and Amazon as a single early 2014.This is my last original of 2013.
Views: 160 James Powlett
This is an original song I uploaded last week and took off as I wasn't happy with the mix, this is remixed version ,I also re did the vocals and added harmonies.Also I changed a few lines as well which has changed the subject matter of the song.I think the song has improved a lot through all these changes , also I changed name of song from Infatuation to Infatuated, Video I put with the track I think really works well with the rock vibe.This song is now available to buy from itunes as a single here is the link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/infatuated-single/id780513080 and also you can buy it from Amazon here is the link http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_14?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=james%20powlett%20infatuated&sprefix=james+powlett+%2Cdigital-music%2C225&rh=i%3Adigital-music%2Ck%3Ajames%20powlett%20infatuated&ajr=2
Views: 368 James Powlett
This is a song I have already uploaded but i wanted to do a video more in keeping with the feel of the song so here it is, the video has much more of a Bond ambience to it, the other video is more tongue in cheek approach , i much prefer this video for my song hence thats why I am uploading it hope you like.
Views: 109 James Powlett
I wrote original version of this song years back in a band I was in, this is a new version I came up with recently. Never really new how to treat the song but I think I got it right this time around.Its about the joy of having a son and kids in your life. I think the video I put together for it works well.Hope you like, its probably my favourite original so far. This song is now available to buy through itunes here is the link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/into-the-fire/id784509720
Views: 287 James Powlett
This is a live version of an original song.The sound quality of the video isn't great but i think the song comes across well.
Views: 58 James Powlett
I mixed two of my songs together , full version of into the fire (live version) and lead break in my song Family guy (Live version).These recordings are the first takes and are the first time i performed these songs live, so have some rough edges ,il probrably record newer versions of these songs live when i get used to playing them better.I put in this mix the lead break part of my song family guy on the second part of the video.Il post full version of family guy live at some point.
Views: 186 James Powlett
This is a live version I played tonight , I recorded it on my i phone. Always loved ZZ Top music I especially like there early music,It was recorded at a gig in the UK in Sittingbourne Kent at the White Horse pub. This is the first of many songs I recorded at the gig tonight , il upload more in time.
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This is the first time ive played this song live, I made up the backing track recently and then tried it out for the first time in this video, it was done at a rehearsal in a pub so there were a few people there , video is not great quality but i think the song really works well when playing over this backing track. Great song to play live.
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This is an original song I came up with recently with a country feel to it, I will do a studio version at some point of this track.I recorded live acoustic and vocal version on my i phone today in my garden. I think it has a nice feel to it , looking forward to recording full studio version soon. Its a simple track but I must admit I like this kind of tune as its adaptable ie you can play with a band or without other instruments and still sounds full. I was amazed at the quality of the i phone recording hence I thought I'd upload it tonight.
Views: 265 James Powlett
This is a shortened version, designed to be nearer a single length, I took out the sample at the beginning, now it goes straight into the song. I like both versions and I think they both work well, I changed the video as well, hope you like.
Views: 354 James Powlett
This is a new rock track I came up with this week, the footage on the video is of festivals to go along with the vibe of the song, the song is about a band that finally makes it big.I sampled crowd noises at the beginning of the song to give it more realism of a band on stage.I'm really pleased with this song it came out much better than I thought it would, hope you like. This song is now available to buy from itunes here is the link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/into-the-fire/id784509720
Views: 255 James Powlett
This is my most recent original song soon to go on my second album which will be called Electric Roulette, I found some really interesting video photography for this one , the film footage at the beginning is from a company called big little world, its my longest original song but I think the length works with this one. It was quite hard to write but got there in the end, hope you like thanks for listening.
Views: 357 James Powlett
This is a live recording I played of a Santana version of a Fleetwood mac song. I really love both the mac version and Santana version, so here is mine with the Santana style backing.
Views: 86 James Powlett