Beautiful Surprise (home demo)
Written with Ronan Keating at home in Dublin. Paul made the demo later and sings. So far unrecorded for real.
Written with Ronan Hardiman in Dublin in 2006, this has never been recorded by anyone yet. Demo was produced by Ronan in his home studio.
Follow On (demo)
Dear oh! Fairly laboured original demo of one of my most popular songs. Sorry about the tape quality. Slightly wobbly pitch from time to time. But it’s amazing how arrangements can change! The official recording of this remains one of my favourite recordings of mine.
I Don’t Want To Know (demo)
Written with Conner Reeves & Rich Wayland at Miles Copeland’s Chateau Marrouate near Bordeaux in the mid 90s, this has yet to be recorded for real.
No Win World (demo)
Written with Kevin Savigar in LA in the 90s, this has yet to be recorded…finished even!?
You Make A Difference (demo of unreleased song)
Written with Frank McNamara as the signature tune of a BBC Northern Ireland series called You Make A Difference…honouring local people who have been heroes in their own community, this never featured again. I like it as a song and may go back to it some day.
Walk The White Line (home demo)
This song should have been called ‘Back To The Centre’. It’s hard listening to this polite demo now. This was early in my home recording. Recently the proud possessor of a Yamaha DX7 keyboard and Roland TR808 drum machine although still no decent microphones, I couldn’t anticipate how it was to eventually turn out on the cd. A different beast altogether!
Not The Only One (first home demo 1982)
Still the same crappy old vocal Microphone I’m afraid. Then I wasn’t sensitive to those things back then. Feel was king and I still think this feels great, feck the sound quality! This again is a bit wobbly towards the end. Thank God tape has gone the way of the dinosaurs, i don’t care what any of the ‘back to tape’ nerds say.