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Dreams of a Homecoming

Stories and Songs in Bournemouth…

Loved playing in Bournemouth last weekend. It was especially good to play with Stan Majerski on keys. We met in the Balkans and he produced and played on two albums that were developed out there: “Dreams of a Homecoming” and “This is for you”. We’ve also toured a lot together along with our larger five-price band. […]

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Sozo Music Festival Novi Sad – 2012

This is the first year that the Sozo music festival has been held in Serbia. With a magnificent stage by the River Danube, it was my privilege to open the Friday night. Having lived in Serbia, I can speak a bit of the language – in this clip you will catch me welcoming the gathering […]

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Recording “Dreams of a Homecoming” in the Balkans…

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“Dreams…” – a video introduction

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Dreams of a Homecoming – “An imaginative, surprising recording”

“Newly released by Andy Mayo on the Turquoise Tracks label, ‘Dreams of a Homecoming’. A fusion of funk, jazz and R&B: melting ballads contrast with driving rhythms. A lyrical poetry soaks the recording… Andy’s blues-folk vocal lines – now raw, now mellow – cut to the soul. These are songs that echo long after the […]

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“Dreams…” on iTunes

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Musicians on “Dreams…”

 

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“Dreams…” Reviewed by Natalie Williams in “The Walk”

Jazz ballads of the same ilk as Tracy Chapman and the like are combined with poetic lyrics on Andy Mayo’s impressive debut album. Against the backdrop of the war torn former Yugoslav Republics, where Andy spent the last seven years, Dreams… carries a message of hope and peace through all 13 tracks, from the melodic […]

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“Dreams of a Homecoming: it is mellow, inspiring, poetic and addictive!” – Richard, London

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“Excellent. Original, spiritual, uplifting: the Message in a language and deep rhythms that we understand.” – Dominic, Wayland Prison “What an evening! Positive, stirred, challenged. Roars and cheers and a standing ovation from a packed auditorium…” – Nick, Norfolk  

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“…continually suffused with transcendent hope…” – Cross Rhythms Review

…a long way from the introspective musings or stylised praise and worship of many independent releases. In fact, with contributions from jazz saxman Nick Beston (Take 5 and NBQ) and Stan Mayersky’s winning ways on Hammond and grand it’s jazz which colours many of the tracks here, though Andy wouldn’t claim to be an out-and-out […]

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Dreams of a Homecoming – Andy Mayo – Bio at time of “Dreams” release…

Musical Beginnings: Learning to play the guitar at the age of twelve, the instrument quickly became part of my identity. The fret-board never far from my fingers, friends always turned to me for a song. Sade, Muddy Waters or Otis Reading-style songs were great atmosphere-builders and I loved to oblige a request for “a bit […]

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