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New Caffrey Morrison Thompson album ‘Sleepless Nights’ should be a hit with fans of Journey, Asia, Survivor and Paul Carrack

May 14, 2013

SLEEPLESS NIGHTSIf you’re a fan of the rock musical Rock of Ages, and you’re into the melodic rock of classic 1980s bands like Journey, Asia and Survivor, you’ll love this new album, Sleepless Nights, by Caffrey Morrison Thompson – a highly experienced three-piece band from the North East of England.

Sleepless Nights features a superb collection of 15 pop-rock and melodic blues-driven tracks. The songs provide an excellent vehicle for the band’s soulful vocals which also carry strong echoes of Paul Carrack, Paul Rodgers and Free.

Caffrey Morrison Thompson comprises singer-songwriters Phil Caffrey and Tommy Morrison, and songwriter-producer Steve Thompson.

Phil Caffrey was a member of 1970s band Arbre who were signed to DJM Records alongside Elton John. Phil’s distinctive Paul Rodgers-sounding voice has been much in demand for many years, including backing vocals on a Saxon album and Jimmy Nail’s 1994 hit ‘Crocodile Shoes’.

As a solo artist, Tommy Morrison’s first album, titled Place Your Bets, was co-produced by Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad Company. Tommy’s second album, Cry To The Sky, was produced by Ed Stasium who is best-known for his work with The Ramones, Talking Heads and The Smithereens.

Steve Thompson has written songs for international stars such as Celine Dion, Sara Brightman, Sheena Easton, Elaine Page and Elkie Brooks. He has also enjoyed chart success with his songs ‘Hurry Home’ by Wavelength, ‘I Don’t Want To Be The One’ by The Searchers, and The Tygers Of Pan Tang’s ‘Paris By Air’. He was at the heart of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) in the late 1970s and early 1980s, producing bands such as The Tygers of Pan Tang, Venom and Raven.

Sleepless Nights includes versions of two Steve Thompson songs which were recorded by Elkie Brooks – the hit single ‘The Last Teardrop’, and ‘One of A Kind’ which was featured on her album Close To The Edge.

You can hear Elkie’s version of ‘The Last Teardrop’ HERE…

Caffrey Morrison Thompson’s Sleepless Nights album can be downloaded at www.sleeplessnights.org.uk. It is also possible to purchase individual tracks.

FULL TRACK LISTING:

1. Sleepless Nights (Tommy Morrison)

2. I Feel The Same (Phil Caffrey/Tommy Morrison/Steve Thompson)

3. Sleepin’ Train (Tommy Morrison/Steve Thompson)

4. Lovin’ Arms (Steve Thompson)

5. What To Say (Phil Caffrey/Tommy Morrison/Steve Thompson)

6. Go Free (Tommy Morrison)

7. Your Finest Hour (Steve Thompson)

8. Never Say Die (Tommy Morrison/Steve Thompson)

9. You Call The Tune (Tommy Morrison)

10. One Of A Kind (Tommy Morrison/Steve Thompson)

11. Easy Street (Tommy Morrison)

12. The Last Teardrop (Steve Thompson)

13. Let Me Hold You (Steve Thompson)

14. Friday (Phil Caffrey/Steve Thompson)

15. We Don’t All Get To Go To Heaven (Tommy Morrison)

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Celine Dion songwriter Steve Thompson launches multimedia project, ‘Voices’

July 24, 2008

British songwriter Steve Thompson – who has written songs for artists such as Celine Dion, Sheena Easton, Elaine Page, Sara Brightman and Elkie Brooks – has teamed up with playwright and poet Tom Kelly and photographer Peter Dixon to create an innovative multimedia album titled Voices.

 

Voices features a unique fusion of evocative soundscapes composed by Thompson, moving poetry written and read by Kelly, and unforgettable images captured by Dixon.

 

When creating Voices, the three artists collaborated virtually, using internet applications to evaluate and shape their ideas. The result, though, is more human than technological – and it’s highly original and emotive.

 

All three artists’ work and lives are firmly rooted in the North East of England.

 

Tom Kelly is a prolific Gateshead-based poet and playwright with many writing credits to his name. Plays like Baby Love and I Left My Heart in Roker Park have made him a firm favourite with North East audiences.

 

Peter Dixon is a photographer from Jarrow who is famous for his moving images of urban dereliction.

 

Steve Thompson has written such diverse hits as ‘Hurry Home’ by Wavelength, the Acid House dance track ‘Chiki Chiki Ah Ah’ by Baby Ford, ‘I Don’t Want To Be The One’ by The Searchers, and ‘Paris By Air’ by The Tygers Of Pan Tang. He was at the forefront of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s, producing bands like The Tygers of Pan Tang, Venom and Raven.

 

The result of the Thompson-Kelly-Dixon collaboration is a highly atmospheric piece which has just been released as a 13-track DVD.

 

The Voices DVD is now available to buy for £10 ($20), including postage and packaging.

 

For further information, visit: www.wmdjmedia.com.


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