Singing Postie delivers goods
(Article copied from "The Leader", Stonehaven, Scotland, Friday, September 26, 1997)
STONEHAVEN'S Singing Postie releases his first ever CD [album] titled "Undercover Lover" on Saturday.
JJ - as he is commonly known - has been in the Fluxus Recording Studio in Aberdeen, since January.
The album contains 12 tracks, a total of 45 minutes, all written and performed by JJ himself.
JJ said: "It's not like my usual pub act, it is very different and will take you by surprise."
The first experience JJ had of recording a track was at Mackie Academy when he wrote and performed a track called "Late for School" based on his own memories of being a pupil at Mackie. The single was part of a Young Enterprise project that pupils were involved in at the time.
However, JJ is no stranger to showbiz. He has appeared on "Blind Date" and "Stars In Their Eyes" as well as regularly performing in pubs in and around Stonehaven.
The album has a full band sound, with backing singers on many tracks. JJ plays most of the instruments himself although it also features some fellow musicians.
Kenny Rothnie of Banchory plays piano and keyboard, Carmen Higgins of Aberdeen plays the fiddle on the title track. Dave Innes of the Bay City Rollers plays drums on two tracks and JJ's sister Elaine Smith plays the recorder in "Sweet Memories".
The album "Undercover Lover", priced £10 will be on sale at The Belvedere Hotel, Stonehaven, and at any of JJ's gigs. [End of article]
Copies of the CD Album will also be on sale at Bruce Millers in Aberdeen or can be ordered by sending an email to:
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