April 2019 update:
We have been busy over the last few weeks finishing up recording all the music for the second album. Really happy with how everything is sounding, and the addition of Fredo's guitar work is a huge bonus this time around. Still plenty to do but we have a working title for the record, and artwork is being worked on as well so it's all systems go for a release later this year.
The Empty Pages update, January 2019:
The end of 2018 was very productive for The Empty Pages. After our successful debut gig in November we turned our attention back to recording for album number 2. We spent a day recording drums with Sean, and the rest of our time has been well spent rehearsing the new material so we can start building a set of entirely our own music so we can look to start booking some gigs for later in the year.
The Empty Pages update, June 2018:
Exciting news from world of The Empty Pages - the writing for album number 2 is complete! The recording process is already well under way, but things like work and holidays are about to mean that it has to go on hold for now until later in the year. Early thoughts on a release are sometime in the first half of 2019.
This second record will feature Fredo Miceli on guitar and vocals, who has spent the first half of 2018 rehearsing a set so The Empty Pages can go live as a duo sometime soon. We have a date for our first outing together, later in 2018, which we will announce in due course.
The Empty Pages update, April 2018:
The first record from The Empty Pages has been very well received, both from CD sales and some encouraging data from online streaming services, most notably Spotify and Apple Music. This has all come mainly from advertising on social media and word of mouth, as well as the exposure gained from the various positive reviews the record has had so far (click the links above to read).
With the exception of a live video of Welcome to the New World, posted on YouTube late last year featuring myself and Stuart, and the same song appearing in a set of mainly covers the two of us played at a local beer festival last year, none of the material from the record has been played live since it's release, and this is something I intend to change.
Due to various time commitments the contributing musicians from the first record will not be featuring in a live line-up of The Empty Pages at this time. Instead, The Empty Pages going forward as a live concern will feature myself on guitar and vocals and the extremely talented Stamford musician Fredo Miceli, also on guitar and vocals. We are currently rehearsing and arranging the songs from the record as a duo with a view to playing live when the time is right, and so far the results are very promising.
As far as a follow-up record goes, the writing is not far from being finished, and a lot of recording has already been completed. Updates will be posted when the process is nearer completion.
Thanks for all the positive comments so far for The Empty Pages!