'When The Blues Get You' - a new single to mark The DT Band 40th Anniversary Reunion 

'When The Blues Get You' - a new song from The DT Band will be released on New Year's Eve 2021. Recorded at Dark Street Studios in Haverfordwest, Wales in September to mark the 40th anniversary of the first DT Band recordings in Sheffield, England in 1981. This is the first collaboration since 2017 when Roger D'Arcy and Kevin Thompson met up in Cardiff, Wales to record the song 'Lines In The Sand'.

'When The Blues Get You' - written by Kevin Thompson 

Vocal and acoustic guitar:   Roger D'Arcy 
Lead  and electric guitars:   Kevin Thompson 
Electric bass:   Tom Symonds 
Drums:   Joe Thompson  

Mixed and mastered by Pieter Snapper at Babajim Studios, Istanbul, Turkey.

The track can be previewed now in High Resolution at www.patreon.com/crookedroger

'I Never Want To See Me Again' - The latest album by TBelly 

‘I Never Want To See Me Again’ features the three singles which have been released over the  
last year each of which has rightly gained international airplay and attention.  
Featuring guest performances from Denis Dunaway (the original bass player of the Alice Cooper  
group) Will Wilde on harmonica and Mike Ross on slide guitar the eagerly anticipated ‘I Never  
Want To See Me Again’ is certain to please fans of both blues and rock alike.

The Grind - Roger D'Arcy live interview 

957 Hit Factory Mix Radio - This Saturday (11th), I will be interviewed live on THE GRIND by DJ Varshir: 8-11pm(UK), Noon-3pm(PST USA) - with lots of songs from me and some Longsongs friends: www.957hitfactorymixradio.com - tune in using the free player on the station website...

'I Never Want To See Me Again' - The latest release from TBelly 

The new TBelly single “I Never Want To See Me Again” is out now. 
Featuring Dennis Dunaway from the original Alice Cooper Group on bass guitar. 

“What a cool song!” - Alice Cooper 

Written by Longsongs-published artist, Russell Keefe, for his blues project, TBelly. Available to stream in all the usual places or to download from Bandcamp.

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Longsong @ 40 

Recorded in Sheffield, England over the summer of 1981 on a 4 track analogue Teac 144 Portastudio and released as a limited edition cassette album 'Just a dream' as The DT Band (Roger D'Arcy and Kevin Thompson). 

Digitally transferred from the surviving 1/4" stereo master tapes by Bill Gautier in 2010 at Martha's Studio, London and remastered by Pieter Snapper in 2017 at Babajim Studios, Istanbul. Longsong was included on the 2017 compilation album '1981 - The Best of The DT Band'. 

Released June 1st 2021 as a digital single plus accompanying YouTube video to mark the 40th anniversary of The DT Band. Roger and Kevin have recently started work on a new album, their first collaboration since their 2017 reunion and the recording of the single 'Lines in the sand'.


The Ballad Of Sir Hudson Lowe 

From the album 'Crooked Tales' by Roger D'Arcy. Released as a single on 5th May 2021 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic. He had been been exiled there following defeat at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. 

Sir Hudson Lowe was appointed Governor of St Helena and sent our to effectively be be his jailor. They did not enjoy a good relationship - both English establishment (including Wellington who disliked him personally) and the French harshly maligned Lowe, perhaps unfairly, for his treatment of Bonaparte.  

The track features the sublime Emma Kouros on backing vocals, inspired upright bass from Matthew Hall and the delicate touch of Mirko D'Agostino on drums - all pulled together by producer Pieter Snapper at Babajim Studios in Istanbul.

'Island of Tears' - Second time around... 

Studio and live versions of Roger D'Arcy's song for the Irish diaspora has been rereleased to radio worldwide in anticipation of St Patrock's Day 2021 (March 17th)

The studio version features Paul Kelly of The Fleadh Cowboys on mandolin and was recorded at Beechpark Studios in Dublin for Roger D'Arcy's 3rd solo album, 'The Road To Stameen' - The live version was recorded at the televised album launch event at The Barn in Dublin - Roger and Paul are joined by Frankie Lane (Fleadh Cowboys) on banjo plus iconic Irish songwriter Mick Hanly with chanteuse Anne Randolph on backing vocals. The studio version was voted into the Native Family Radio (USA) Independent Weekly Top 20 for several weeks in 2020 reaching number 2. A video filmed in Dublin shortly before the first pandemic restrictions is available on YouTube. 

"We drink when we're happy, we drink when we're sad, we've known hundreds of years of sorrow. We weep and we laugh but we'll always be glad that we'll all still be Irish tomorrow"



Latest release by Roger D'Arcy - available from November 25th 2020 

Written and performed by Roger D'Arcy -  a tribute to legendary English folk singer Nick Drake who died aged 26 on November 25th 1974 - perhaps his most widely known song and album of the same name is Pink Moon released in 1972. 

The Moon Is Pink is the title track of a 7-track EP (all original compositions by Roger D'Arcy) - this release brings to a close the two year World Recording Tour project which kicked off with the sessions for the song Velvet Ghosts at Jaffa Sound in Israel in early November 2018. 

Recorded @ Beechpark, Ireland in March 2019 and @ Southview, UK in March 2020 - Produced & mixed by Jonathan Miller of Chameleon Collective - Mastered by Pieter Snapper @ Babajim, Turkey. 

Epiphone acoustic guitar & vocal: Roger D'Arcy 

Drums: Jason Duffy 

Bass: Jonathan Miller 

Hammond B3: Jed Allen 

Electric guitar: John Dimes

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