A Promise Is All It Was – live, acoustic, in the snow…


As the snow finally came down on Saturday night, I grabbed all my candles, my camera and tripod, my scarf, two tshirts, a jumper, a heavy coat, 2 pairs of trousers and headed out into the snow.

I came back for my guitar shortly after too.

And more candles. Then I tried to take a lamp out and severely cut a finger on my right hand and thought I’d screwed the whole thing up.

Taped up and ready to go I went back in to the garden and recorded this video of A Promise Is All It Was. I hope you like it. I enjoyed it as the snow came down, regardless of my cold fingers and my guitar not wanting to stay in tune. It was cold and lovely.

Home featuring Faye Houston

Scrimshire Home

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I have a new record out today! The first from new album The Hollow. It features the incredible Faye Houston on vocals.

I hope you enjoy this new thing. It also features remixes from Captain Planet and Paper Tiger and I thought you might enjoy a little acoustic version… although it does have me singing on it so – well, see what you think.

Words from the label:

This October sees the return of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ and erstwhile Wah Wah 45s label boss, Adam Scrimshire, with the debut offering to be taken from his second album “The Hollow”.

“Home” is a good place to start for this latest opus, representing as it does a trip back in time to the roots of this young man’s music, albeit with a quite contemporary electronic edge. Stunning harmonies come courtesy of our very own Faye Houston from dub reggae favourites Resonators, and bass worrying dance floor interpretations are taken care of by U.S. heavyweight Captain Planet and those young turks from Leeds, Paper Tiger. But if time is needed for reflection, look no further than Scrimshire’s own acoustic ‘re-version’, with the man himself laying his soul bare on vocal duties.

“The Hollow” will be released by Wah Wah 45s on November 21st. Look out for the brand new live Scrimshire band at The Scala on October 15th, and at the album launch at the Queen Of Hoxton on November 11th

A little musical treat…

Every year I’m lucky enough to get a trip out to Norway to play records. I massively love it there. Bergen in our destination and between the sea, fjords and mountains I have everything I love. Plus we always get lucky with the weather.

Here is a video recorded by a fjord last year. The track is I have Come To You – off my last album. And the lovely Stac is singing it with me. Enjoy.

Splendidly Blended podcast 28 – October 2010

A few weeks ago I took over Dom’s show on Colourful radio for 3 hours and in the final hour (11pm til midnight) I played a ‘lullaby selection’. I got a lot of e-mails and messages requesting it to download so here it is.

I’ve taken out some records that were doubles from previous podcasts and I’ve taken out a couple of records that might have shaken you up a bit if you were using this to ease you into sleep. So of course, I’ve also added one or two new things.

I hope you enjoy it. I’ve always had trouble sleeping and this is the sort of mix that would help me get in the right place to start snoozing happily with a smile. So I’ve also left a few minutes blank on the end to avoid any unwanted shocks from the next track on your playlist.


Splendidly Blended podcast 28

  • Surrender – Ólöf Arnalds // Innundir Skinni (One Little Indian)
  • Little Green – Joni Mitchell // Blue (Reprise)
  • Serenade – Emiliana Torrini // Fisherman’s Woman (One Little Indian)
  • You Can Take Your Time – Nina Nastasia (FatCat)
  • Lullaby – Daniel Dixon // Night Watching EP (A Future Without)
  • Folks Who Live On The Hill – Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet (Mainstream)
  • The Old Country – Sara Mitra // April Song (Impossible Ark)
  • Bloodstain – Unkle // Psyence Fiction (Mo’Wax)
  • Shimmer    – Mike L // On A Columbo Tip (First Word)
  • Aht Uh Mi Hed – Shuggie Otis // Inspiration Information (Epic)
  • All Matter – Robert Glasper Experiment // Double Booked (Blue Note)
  • Madame – Kit Downes Trio // Golden (Basho Records)