Starting out as an idea for a music-driven theatre project, Whatever Gets You Through The Night soon grew into an award-winning theatre show (which I performed in), a 16-track album (which I produced), a film (which I recorded and mixed sound for) and a 32-page book (I squeezed some photography into this too). All the material was themed around the idea of the hours between midnight and 4am. I was lucky enough to record artists like RM Hubbert, Meursault (Supermoon), Rachel Sermanni, Withered Hand, Wounded Knee, Seafieldroad, Bigg Taj and Cora Bissett for the album and worked as music supervisor on the revived theatre show. A personal highlight for me was instigating a collaboration between cellist Peter Gregson and talkingmakesnosense – two artist I’m a big fan of – and letting them get on with it.
The theatre show ran at The Arches, Glasgow in June 2012 and at Queens Hall, Edinburgh (selected for the Made in Scotland showcase) August 2013 and again at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014. Winner of the Creative Scotland Theatre Award 2012.
The film, made by Daniel Warren, toured nationwide, including screenings at Glasgow Film Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Stream and purchase the album below, or in Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. The last few copies of the book are still available too.