The Larks wish to place on record their thanks for the Tom’s friendship, musicianship, co-partnership, craftsmanship, sponsorship, comradeship, stewardship, showmanship, leadership, membership, mentorship, and as a keen sailor, his ships-ship, over the last 5 years.
Tom Bliss – oft-covered songwriter who toured extensively in the 2000s both solo and with Tom Napper. A prodigious multi-instrumentalist, he mainly plays percussion and mandola in the band.
The Lost Larks have been busy creating, both individually and collaboratively! Here’s Tom’s “Tower of Refuge”, a plea to the gods for rescue. We recorded all our parts separately and Tom painstaking put the video together whilst Den mixed the audio.
Phil created his first YouTube video, illustrating his song praising key workers, written years before the pandemic started.
Den did his bit to encourage the spread of disinformation about COVID19, with his song warning that everything you read on the internet and WhatsApp is of course completely true.
Tom also had fun filming himself in various states of disrepair when making a video to his solo song “Drowning My Sorrows”. We were in the early stages of a Larks arrangement of this song when lockdown struck!
We’re really pleased to showcase some video of how we sound live. This is how good we sound – no overdubs or anything! Tom and his mate Andy got a bunch of cameras, mikes, and lighting units, and we just played and sang.
More video to come soon!
Three respected songwriters in stunning 3 part harmony