More Than Words
Stan is an exciting and naturally gifted Song Writer who is becoming more and more talked about, listened to and having his work recorded by others. With an enviable number of well known songs and two very successful albums already under his belt, he is an artist who you are going to hear a lot about in the future. The subjects he writes about are varied and up to date, many reflect his experiences and observations of life both serious and humorous. He never preaches, is never pretentious but just eases in and out of the subject matter. This quiet and simple style is highly effective and contains a quality and style reminiscent of Tom Paxton, Allan Taylor or Ralf McTell. He always produces; 'Songs that matter with words that count'. Whether you're a listener or performer, I'm sure you'll enjoy his varied collection of memorable songs and carefully crafted words. He has an easy going relaxed style, combined with a warm strong voice, which always allows the lyrics to be heard and appreciated. Stan's current album "More Than Words" recorded in 2005 has been highly acclaimed for it's outstanding quality at every level. A well thought out mixture of unique new songs the likes of "Teaching Emily To Count To Ten", "All Is Quiet On The Water" and the "The Olive And The Vine" along with some of his previously unrecorded classics including "Sarajevo", recorded by Vin Garbutt, "No Regrets" and "Grace Darling". This excellent collection of songs, containing many future classics, has been produced with skill and restraint by Kenny Speirs of "Real Time", recorded by Tommy Roseburgh, with outstanding contributions from some of the countries finest musicians. With simply stunning Cello from Wendy Wetherby, wonderful backing vocals from Judy Dinning and the multi-instrumental talents of Steve Lawrence. Described by Performing Songwriter Magazine as "A triumph of a CD, each track is stunningly good", it is without doubt an essential purchase, from an artist who is becoming more and more talked about, listened to and having his work recorded by others.