After many years away from the music scene, singer/songwriter Spike Flynn has made a welcome return to performing, with his first album It’s Alright claiming number 10 on the September 2010 Euro Americana charts. Originally from Forbes in the Central West of NSW and now based in Sydney, Spike infuses home town themes with a dark urban edge and a voice that has seen it all but not become jaded. Spike's influences are the early blues, country artists such as Doc Watson, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, as well as other songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. In his performances Spike often includes old blues and country material along with his own songs. He is a terrific finger style guitarist. He can be found performing around Sydney mostly and has supported local acts like Jim Conways Big Wheel and international acts such as Kristina Olsen, John McCutcheon and Peter Rowan and his Bluegrass Band.
He has a rare gift for story telling and every word of poetry comes from his own experiences, whether from pain or triumph. The songs explore life with its beauty, sorrows, joys and often have a philosophical and spiritual aspect to them. These elements shine through and raise the songs to a level beyond the ordinary. Spike's songs are for listening to and will be listened to again and again because they are songs of the mature heart, the heart that has been through the dark night and has emerged on the other side with a story to tell.
You can check out It's Alright on this website or CDBaby, itunes etc. Below there is a link to CDBaby.
He is currently recording albums two and three which continue his emphasis on meaningful, thought provoking lyrics.
Graeme Molloy Producer
PUBLICITY,EUROPE - Peter Holmstedt, Hemifran www.hemifran.com
BUY THE ALBUM via CD Baby link above (click on photo) or direct from Spike below, or via this other CD Baby link -
Purchase the "It's Alright" Album directly from Spike.
Signed copy of the CD - includes postage and packing - no more to pay.
Check out the video of Like a Runaway Train :