The culmination of years of writing and a life lived between the cracks in the small rural community of Glenravel, and in Belfast and Brighton. Always with one eye on the idiosyncrasies of the lesser seen people, the album touches on themes of loss, love, hope and contrasts.
released May 26, 2016
Benny Fyfe: Vocals, bass, acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, programming.
Keyboards on track 1 by Nick Topping.
Live drums on tracks 1, 3, and 6 by Rory O'Connor.
Co-programming on tracks 5 and 7 by bluescreenerror.
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 and 9 recorded, engineered and co-produced by Russell Matbouli at Resonate Studios, Newtownabbey.
Additional engineering by Russell Matbouli on tracks 2, 5, 7, 8 and 10.
All songs written, arranged and co-produced by Benny Fyfe, except tracks 5 and 7, co-written, -arranged and -produced with bluescreenerror in Brighton.
Cover photo by Eilis Fyfe. Other photos by Sam O'Neill. Design by Ronan McCann.
Thanks to those who over the years tilted their ears and continually spurred me with a kind word, especially those in Glenravel, Belfast, Bangor and Brighton.
Thanks particularly to Ed Mac, Richie & Dick Brennan, Don, Pete McT, Chris F, Siobhan, Jane, Shane, Ronnie Purvis, Ray Lau, The Cartel & all the posse, Dan Bardon, Bobby S, Gerard McH, Brian Irvine, Holger S, Nick F, Josh, Ciaran Gribben, and the extended Fyfe family. There are so many more and too many to mention but thank you.
Special thanks to Emma, Isla and Aran, my eternal lights on the runway.
Dedicated to Mum and Dad, who continue to teach through example, in thrall to small epiphanies.
Hailing from the Glens of Antrim, Benny Fyfe has hopped genres from punk to folk to breakbeat and further afield since
lifting his first instrument. His album "Wood & Wires" reflects his diverse tastes and influences and was borne of backstreet stories from the downtrodden and lesser seen people....more