SONGS FROM VARIOUS PLACES is the impressive new album from London based songwriter SIMON STANLEY WARD, due for release on February 22nd, 2019.
A respected figure on the London Folk and Roots scene, and more recently now a regular in comedy clubs across the capital, SIMON STANLEY WARD is a unique songwriter and performer with a strong streak of the surreal running through his impassioned, country music veins. Emotional depth permeates his tenor voice, although this consummate entertainer's songs don't always go where you'd expect.
SONGS FROM VARIOUS PLACES is Simon’s second album release and a step away from his classic country debut released back in 2015. This time the record is personality driven, rather than genre driven, and therefore kaleidoscopes through Simon's musical styles, with each tale covering another interesting subject matter along the way. The music is impressive, from the energetic punk/rock opener JURASSIC PARK to the soulful vintage-pop sound of BELUGA WHALE, to a song about WATER (You have to have it).