Firesongs For the Soul EP

by Cheynne Murphy

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The initial inspiration for the EP was an innocent recording session taking place between friends
around a campfire.
“Originally I did actually start recording this around a campfire which was a great vibe but not so crash hot with the low–fi quality of sound. I tried this because I felt the songs lent themselves to this kind of classic atmosphere you get when you are sitting around a fire with friends and someone has a guitar and people start singing songs together. Fortunately working at SAE gave me the opportunity to record in a million dollar studio so I took it to get a little more hi-fi in the sound.”

The recording process involved a lot of spontaneous unrehearsed performances from guitarists, singers, violinists, flute players and also trumpet helping capture a rich organic tapestry. In fact this is a totally home-grown production right down to the mastering and artwork.
“It makes sense to do things locally. Byron Bay is such a magical place and as such the recording process was full of these magic moments. One day the engineer and I were driving in the hills picking up some overdubs mobile style at friend’s houses. We went around to record a trumpet player in Possum Creek, John Hoffman. EJ plays drums and couldn’t believe John was in Buddy Rich’s band for 15 years, and played with Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald amongst others he was blown away… John has this amazing house in Possum Creek and we set him up blowing his horn out to the green hills. We were going for a wild-west sound in one of the songs Wild Lonesome Feeling…Daniel Boone style. He really nailed it.”

The final piece to the puzzle occurred when local engineer and producer Anthony Lycenko (Pete Murray) heard the rough mixes and came on board to help produce the final mixes. His contribution really shines through on the recording and raised the quality to an international level.

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released July 25, 2013

Produced by Cheynne Murphy & Shahrizal Jaapar
Engineered and Recorded by Shahrizal Jaapar
Mixed by Shahrizal Jaapar with Anthony Lycenko

Cheynne Murphy: Vocals, 12 String acoustic
Mark Heazlett: Backing vocals – tracks 1-5, 6 string acoustic guitar - tracks 2,4,5, Banjo - track 1
Toby Andrews: Lead acoustic guitar - tracks 1, 2, 5, Electric guitar - track 3
Guy Anderton: Drums and Percussion
Andrew Couttie: Bass
Brooke J Rees: Double Bass – track 3
Belinda Mckenzie: Violin and Viola – tracks 2, 3
Caroline Sommers: Backing vocals - tracks 2, 5
John Hoffman: Trumpet - track 4, Flugel Horn - track 5
Akshay Kalawar: Indian flute – tracks 3,5
Shahrizal Jaapar: Backing Vocals – track 1, Piano- track 5

Recorded @ SAE Byron Bay, Metamorphis Studio and Wazinator Studios www.wazinator.com
Mixed @ Pro Sound Studio and SAE
Mastered by Paul Gommersall
Graphic Design cover – Ivonne Rother
Cover sketches: Orion Murphy
Photography: Claire Gaunt, Hannah Fraser
E: info@metamorphismusic.com
www.cheynnemurphy.com
www.myspace.com/cheynnemurphy

All songs written by Cheynne Murphy

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Cheynne Murphy Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay artist Cheynne Murphy debuted his first EP titled Firesongs for the Soul at the world famous Byron Bay Bluefest 2009 in the company of giants such as the Blind Boys of Alabama, John Butler, & Michael Franti amongst others. While Firesongs for the Soul explores a folk rock sound, Sunsongs For the Soul is Cheynne's journey into writing warm retro acoustic pop songs. ... more

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Track Name: Coming Home
Coming Home
Sometimes, things are complicated
as the spinning wheel goes round and round
Sometimes you’ve got to get away,
to your own place at your own time

Looking out over the clear plain
No sign of rain, or the old pain
Looking deeper into the blue sky,
I wonder why, this is alright

Na na na nana

Sometimes, in this play of life,
It’s the little things that get you down,
But sometimes you’ve got to celebrate
the ones you love and the ones you hate

Looking out over the clear plain
No sign of rain, or the old pain
Looking deeper into the blue sky,
I wonder why, this is alright

Na na na nana na na

Old love is lifting me high
Let me go on, let me go on

Old love is lifting me high
Let me go on, let me go on

Na na na nana

It feels like I’m coming home
(this love is taking me home)
Coming home, coming home
Track Name: Bicycle Song
The Bicycle Song
I rented a bicycle,
drove down through the hills, a
faraway place, all these dreams that we could have had, are now left behind on the cobbled road

Its going to be all right, allright,
I want to be free

On that night she left,
Falling skies of pain, falling knives of shame,
lying here in your arms lying here beneath the sun, its all there is , all there will ever be.

Its going to be all right, all right,
I want to be free

Its going to be all right, If you could only see

On that night she left,
Falling skies of pain, falling knives of shame,
lying here in your arms lying here beneath the sun, its all there is , all there will ever be.

let me feel high

Its going to be all right, all right,

I want to be free

Its going to be all right, If you could only see
Its going to be all right, allright,
I want to be free

Free free
Track Name: Old World
OLD WORLD

Waiting, watching the day now rise,
And its warming,
I’ll dive into the sea, she surrounds me,
I’ll catch a wave and see her shine in the
morning,
she’s calling

She brings out the best in you,
She’s all the colours of a rainbow too,
In the warming sun, she is a pearl,

My old world

Walking through green valleys washed with Spring,
And its talking,
I say hello, can you tell me a story,
I feel you around, no sound but a

calling,
I’m falling

So old world you don’t know my name,
My face is just a thought, and yours is the same
Goodbye, old world you’ll always be a friend

She brings out the best in you,
She’s all the colours of a rainbow too,
In the warming sun, she is a pearl,

She brings out the best in you,
She’s all the colours of a rainbow too,
In the warming sun, she is a pearl,

My old word

Goodbye, old world you’ll always be a friend of
Mine Moving on I will not forget this
Time oooh
Time oooh
Track Name: Wild Lonesome Feeling
WILD LONESOME FEELING
I took a ride away for the weekend,
To a little town I call my own,
Streets so empty,summer blew with a feeling
And when I looked to the hills, I was home

The colour of the sky consumed me,
As I wandered through the light and shade,
Rested in a place that had me thinking
There was nothing left for me to say….

I’ve got this wild, lonesome feeling,
It lifts me up when your not home,

Got this wild lonesome feeling
I never felt that you should know….

Sinking with the sun, she surrounds me,
And the stars slowly cover my eyes


Lost deep beneath a sweet love mystery,
I kiss the earth and say goodbye

I took a ride away for that weekend,
To a little town I call my own,
Solace you are my freedom
(But my) hearts still wrapped in her soul

Never felt that you should know
Track Name: Gratitude
GRATITUDE
Swimming in darkness,
never knowing which way to turn,
Looking down a long haul road,
hitching a ride away from home

This song reminds me, spirits climbing,
it’s coming in like the waves of an ocean, and I know that

its true, it was the best that I could do, and its
true and I know that we’re through,

Looking out the window,
as the wheels on the bus go round and round,
We’re all trying to find an answer,
but sometimes there’s none to be found

This song reminds me, spirits climbing,
it’s coming in like the waves of an ocean, and I know that

its true, it was the best that I could do, and its
true and I know that we’re through,
I’m giving up the bitter world, I’m going to give some

gratitude

Caught your face reflect in the water, never told you
That I lost myself in you,
And now I know that its all over, I’m going to start something

new….something new

its true, it was the best that I could do, and its
true and I know that we’re through,
Its true, now I’ve lost the colour blue
I’m giving up the bitter world,

I’m going to give some

gratitude