Back in May, the talented Simon Stanley Ward put in a cracking performance at The Camden Store’s A Right Royal Knees-Up. Since then he has been busy beavering away to produce his first solo record, the six track CD Myself To Blame.
We’ve had a listen and we have to say that it’s become a bit of a favourite of late. In an industry that is perpetually racing to find the next band of the moment or the newest musical genre, Stanley Ward is a welcome distraction. These days he is a country singer, pure and simple. Looking like he has stepped right out of a black and white western, he sounds like a proper lonesome cowboy crooner – a charming cross between Neil Young and Charlie Rich. Stand-out tracks for us include American Voice and Behind Closed Doors – you can listen to them here, and if you fancy it you can even nab yourself a copy over on iTunes.
The Camden Store Team X.