Track of the Day: Andy John Bradford’s Oceans 5 – 6000 Friends

Andy John Bradford is a British folk singer/songwriter, who had been dreaming since childhood of releasing a modern version of the shanty ‘The Mingulay Boatsong‘. When he got in touch with Colin Tench (Corvus Stone, BunChakeze and a million other projects), that dream came to life.

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With Andy on vocals and acoustic guitar, Colin on electric guitar and Stef Flaming (Murky Red) on bass, Marco Chiappini (Minstrel’s Ghost, Gandalf’s Projecton keyboards and Victor Tassone (Unified Past) on drums (and Sonia Mota on art work) a new international project was born – Oceans 5.  Already 15 months ago, the album Return to Mingulay was released, and I still play it at least once a week. It isn’t as rocky as a lot of other things I play, but it works brilliantly.

This track is the best one by far, with the additional help of Andres Guazelli on keyboards and orchestration and Lorelei McBroom on vocals – 6000 Friends, the story of many a modern (social) life. Enjoy – like I do weekly, or even more frequently…