James Mckean and the Blueberry Moon


The megalomaniac blues of James McKean and the Blueberry Moon’s previous single The Redeemer garnered radio airplay on Tom Robinson’s Saturday evening BBC 6 Music show, led to a live session and interview on Will Gompertz’s BBC Oxford programme, and was included on the BBC Introducing Mixtape. The song’s “intense atmospheric quality” led to comparisons with Cohen, Waits, Dylan and Dr John.
New single I Long To Make Your Dreams Come True is cut from a very different cloth…
It springs along on a comparatively jaunty folk-jazz groove, with something of the Caledonian soul of ‘70s Van Morrison. As on The Redeemer, long-time collaborator Ross Palmer and I are ably supported by Hoatzin, who swap their own brooding, twisting alt-rock sound to provide violin, double bass and drum accompaniment. My brother Daniel provides the dextrous lead guitar.
It’s available now as a free download from theblueberrymoon.bandcamp.com.
The track comes backed by two new b sides: the minor key rock of Long Forgotten Winter, plus a cover of the old gospel number I Was There When It Happened, popularised by Johnny Cash in late 1950s.
New album No Peace For The Wicked will be available on CD and download from Sunday 27th March 2016. We’ll be launching the album with a gig
at The Gladstone in Borough, ‘the coolest little pub in South London’ – Time Out.

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