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FriendlySanj @ Bunkfest 2019 showreel
Sanj playing on the main stage and at fringe solo gigs @ Bunkfest 2019 00:30 - Andante in C - Mauro Giuliani 02:06 - Knock Knock - FriendlySanj 03:09 - Ishaan - FriendlySanj 04:36 - Rakes of Kildare - Traditional (Electric Guitar / Loop Pedal) 06:22 - Master of Puppets - Metallica (Electric Guitar / Loop Pedal) 09:01 - Drop D at the Campfire - FriendlySanj 10:49 - Folkin' Hell - FriendlySanj 12:28 - Inshriach - FriendlySanj on Bunkfest Main Stage
The Golden Keyboard - played by FriendlySanj
The Golden Keyboard Written by Martin Mulhaire, this is an arrangement by Duck Baker – I was given the tab by someone I worked with about ten years ago. I love folk music. If you’ve never been to a folk session, I’d advise checking out the scene. You hear all sorts, meet loads of nice people, and get to play/join in in an informal setting. The tunes are generally 3-chord trick accompaniments and are very rarely difficult.
This tune was written and developed throughout 2017. When I listen to music, 82% of the time, I choose METAL … and none of that pussy stuff, either When I pick up the guitar, I raise my horns to the Metal Gods and prepare to channel my inner heavy and evil … but, alas, it all just comes out as folk. I have been living in Folkin’ Hell for many years now … send help!
Tree Dwellers by FriendlySanj
With this tune, I returned to some old chord shapes and tried to keep things simple by jamming it out rather than deliberating over every note. I's is coming to the realisation that note for note accurate playing is just not my thing - I like the flying by the seat of your pants thing more - it allows the music to change so you can modify it to how you're feeling. I started putting this one together after watching a documentary about the protests against the Newbury bypass twenty years ago - hence Tree Dwellers.
Beneath The Sands by FriendlySanj
Beneath the Sands New tune - named as such because I was watching a documentary on Egypt when I wrote it. Plenty of odd timings in this one - probably a left over from the days when I used to spend hours going through the Images and Words (Dream Theater) tab book, trying to understand what was going on. Still one of my favourite albums 27 years on.
Inshriach by FriendlySanj
Inshriach I started this tune in September 2018 after returning from an uncoventional stag-do in Scotland. Unconventional in that the group included a lady and a 12 year old girl. We stayed in a yurt at Inshriach, we hiked, and I climbed my first outdoor climb. Inshriach was magical, Scotland was beautiful, and the people were lovely Inshriach also produce their own gin which I shall shamelessly plug: http://www.inshriachgin.com
Song For A Rainy Day
Here’s something a bit different to my solo guitar pieces. I’ve never felt happy with my multi-instrument pieces before. They never felt finished – like there was a layer missing that prevented them from feeling complete. But Stop Press, I think I finally finished one! So I thought I’d put a video together for it and unleash it on you fine folk. It does sound nice on a rainy day … but maybe it’ll trance you out in the sunshine instead.