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'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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The Grind interview  

Roger D'Arcy's already twice rescheduled interview with DJ Varshir @ 957 Hit Factory Mix Radio for The Grind has been postponed yet again: "This time, it's my fault - huge and sincere apologies for messing everybody around. When the dust settles, we'll sit down and get it right." - Roger 

Apologies - The Grind postponed  

Apologies to anyone trying to tune in to The Grind interview on 957 HitFactoryMix Radio - the interview with Roger D'Arcy has been postponed due to a catastrophic software failure in N Dakota where the show originates. It has been rescheduled for next Saturday - thank you for your patience and understanding. It's only rock n roll...

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"

 

 

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Beechpark Studios, Dublin

Album launch concert:

Anne Randolph: 'If This Be Love' Roger D'Arcy: 'The Road To Stameen'