Not so long ago, Dawson strolled into The Shed and commenced crooning a freshly penned ballad. Our ears pricked up.
We decided this was a song worthy of our best efforts.
We pulled the tempo waaay down and found a sleeky groove for the bass and drums.
Neil added some deliciously sparse rhythm guitar licks.
We put all that together with Dawson’s haunting vocals and decided that all we needed to finish it off was a dash of the old B3.
In a typical serendipitous Shed scenario, next time we opened The Shed door who should be standing there but our old mate John Drews. And lo and behold, he had his Hammond B3 - the full "piece of furniture" kit with leslie speaker! - with him (as you do). Well, come on in John! Have we got a spot for you sir !
John wheeled in The Hammond. Neil shoved a mic. in front of the Leslie. In no time flat John had nailed it. Job done.
We are thrilled with the result.
Have a listen to Dawson’s Tore Me Up and see if you agree that this ranks amongst the best of The Shed’s productions to date.
And welcome back John – great to have you in The Shed again. Your Hammond work is the perfect icing on the cake !
Dawson wrote the song and sang his torn up heart out.
Neil played the bass and added the rhythm guitar licks. Also did all the recording and superb production work.
John Drews played Hammond B3.
Pete played the drums.