On behalf of myself and my little team, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Thanks so much for all of your support throughout 2013. It has been a good year. ‘Moonlight‘ was released, along with it’s video, We hooked up with Play Boy TV, through the release of ‘Erotic’, and we debuted at number 2 on XRP Radio’s Top Ten chart. In January, we released ‘Falling‘ and since then, it has reached a total of 6,000 plays. To date, that makes it my most played track on the web !!!!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the following people for all of their help throughout 2013.
Musically, we have been inseparable like Batman & Robin. Among many other unheard tracks, Sam produced 4 of my releases this year and he also mixed all of them as well. Without Sams guidance and productions, I strongly believe that this year would have been an uneventful one for me. I look forward to working with him some more in 2014.
Did a superb job in singing the chorus for ‘Moonlight’ and was an awesome addition to both the track and the video. It was his first video, but based on his performance, you would have never thought it. A quality guy too, who I’m very fortunate to have been introduced to. Very grateful for his help in co-producing ‘Erotic’ also, and look forward to more collaborations in 2014.
Maintained their usual high levels of professionalism, and produced yet another high quality video for me. Absolutely awesome guys, and I look forward to the next video that we put together.
Sung on two of my singles this year – ‘Falling’ and ‘Erotic’ and helped take them to the level that they are at now. A phenomenal singer and a lovely girl too. I wish her all the success in the world with her solo material in 2014. Look our for a currently unreleased track of mine which features Lisa, and is titled ‘Remember Me’
For acting as a musical mentor to me and always taking time out his busy schedule to give me advice and help when I’m trying to perfect my music. I am looking forward to releasing both new and old collaborative music with him in the New Year. Look out for our tracks ‘Slipping Away’ and ‘Dirty Dancing’. Also, keep an eye out for some solo music from this guy. I was lucky enough to of had a listen to his unreleased tunes and from what I’ve heard, you are certainly in for a treat.
Massive thanks to Tizzy, for all of his support and belief in my music. Through XRP Radio, he has pushed my music so hard in 2013 and has helped me gain so many new fans and friends. I’m very thankful to Tizzy for having the guts to play my music despite it not being of a genre that his stations fans are accustomed to. A great presenter and a quality bloke. Shout out to XRP Radio !!!!!
I met Luke for the first time this year. He has made a huge difference to both ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Erotic’ by co-producing both tracks and joining us in the studio and putting his invaluable opinions across. A serious talent and a name you should be looking out for in the future.
Massive thanks to this man for still rocking with his old buddy, still designing my artworks and still helping to keep my website up to date. I’m incredibly grateful for his support, not just this year but for all of those previous years too. Musically, we’re hoping to collaborate again in 2014. It will be the first time we have worked on music together since 2010. The prospect of which, I’m very much looking forward too. Hopefully we can give the fans another taste for the old school Jake Aldridge (Cobra) before taking them in an unexpected direction too.
Ryan Wilcox & Nicholas Godfrey-Cass
I’m incredibly excited about my new and separate collaborations with these two talented producers. Though we were unable to get our work together released in 2013, I have no doubt that we can make it happen and release the tracks in early 2014. Watch out for a track called for ‘Slipping Away’, which was produced by Ryan, and another which is called ‘Who I am’ and was produced by Nicholas.
Massive thanks to the Managing director of Play Boy TV Chat, for supporting my music and for helping me to gain so much exposure through their website and Television Channels. It was an amazing moment to hear my music on TV for the very first time.
Richard Swift & Ben Saunders
I’ve known Rich since 2011, and it was great to hook back up with him again this year. He joined me on the set of ‘Moonlight’ along with Ben Saunders, and I owe them both for all of their help on that day. Rich is a talented musician himself and I look forward to hearing his new tunes in 2014. Ben, I was meeting for the first time. I soon found out that he’s a party animal and an awesome guy.
It was my first collaboration with the Australian based producer, and I was incredibly grateful to him for producing ‘Get On It’, which I released in the Summer time. I had always wanted to do a really upbeat song and this new collaboration allowed me to do so. I wish him luck in 2014.
I want to say a special thank you to all of you who have taken the time out of your day to watch my videos and listen to my music. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your support and know that all of the names above do so too. I hope that 2013 was a great year for each of you and that 2014 will be even better. Thanks for checking out my blog updates and joining me on this journey. I’m not entirely sure where we are headed, but for me, that only adds to the excitement.
X Happy New Year X !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!