Your strongest assets are your friends and followers!

A call to action to our friends and followers helped us bring the ‘Slowly Burns My Skin’ Live sessions into fruition.

Having a network of friends is essential for any independent musician to get through their creative journey. Having support and people to rely on who can relate with you can help you stay motivated and productive, especially when the going gets tough. From carrying gear, to providing constructive criticism and advice, to simply being a listening ear and member of your fandom, friends can be invaluable to an independent musician. We are very lucky to have some tireless supporters who believe in us and just want to see us do well. We knew we couldn’t do this on our own, so we put out a call to action.

Black & white photograph of singer Deborah Jackson

Photo by Penni Neale

We were fortunate to be able to use the stunning acoustics and excellent stage at Theatre Twm o’r Nant in Denbigh to record our 4-piece band. We deemed this space the perfect venue for us to capture the best possible live takes we could deliver. The most challenging element we faced was coordinating schedules of 10 people so they could be available on the same day. Nonetheless, we succeeded, and it has all certainly been worth it!

We loaded in and set up a huge amount of equipment before the shoot, and during filming our crew of friends operated cameras, worked on sound engineering, which allowed us to focus on putting our best efforts into performing for each take. Our goal was to get the best performance and highest quality footage possible.

As you can see from the video above, we had a lot of work to do on top of just recording but we also had fun. We are all like one big, happy family.
We managed to record six songs that day.
1. Slowly Burns My Skin
2. Getting Late
3. Remember To Buy Yourself Flowers
4. Beautiful World
5. Devils Only Flame
6. When Trouble Calls Your Name

Deborah Jackson & Andy Cooper from the band  Jackson Williams
Guitarist Skeet Williams
Deborah Jackson, Skeet Williams, Sam Pritchard and Andy Cooper - Jackson Williams

Our thanks and sincere gratitude is due to Vicki & Paul Riley, Penni Neale, Steve Juckes – Hughes, Russell Mabbutt and Beth McJury from Dragons Are Real Music Services for engineering the session and capturing some great recordings and last but not least, Sam & Coops for their outstanding performances and just the pure joy of making music with two of the coolest dudes we know. We couldn’t be happier about releasing this project.

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