I'm pleased to report that I've decided to release a third album in 2017, another 12 original songs. Whilst not actively looking, new song ideas have been appearing in my head since my second album in 2013, I've noted them down for safekeeping, and it's about time I did something with them!
What that "something" is I'm not too sure about yet, whether it will be another solo-acoustic style album, or a multi-layered album, or a live-looped album of live performances, I don't know for now.
I've always been a big fan of a few live albums, notably Queen's Queen Live Killers album, and Alchemy from Dire Straits, and the odd individual song too, including the dance/club classic 12 inch Talking Heads Slippery People, and Randy Crawford's Everything Must Change. With my current live looping setup I basically have a mixing and recording studio on the pedal board when I play live, so it's quite easy for me to get consistent sounding live recordings, and I do like the idea of releasing live albums.
So far I've only officially release one Live EP back in 2015, Paul Strummer Live Looped at Wellingborough Party In The Park 2015, which only had 4 original songs with it being a fairly short performance slot, but do please watch this space for more Live album and EP releases in the future! If you simply just cant wait, then check out the numerous live videos I regularly put out on youtube, many with high quality direct pedal board or direct mixer recordings.