The Strangers (2019)

Audio track. Words and music by Dougie Bendall (c) 2018 The Strangers was originally recorded, back in the day, as a country rock track, it is a tale of hope and woe. Here we have a new acoustic version, recorded in one take, with a single-take 2nd guitar part added for no particular reason. This […]

Audio Track: Scotland Rising

  Scotland Rising is an inspirational track. I used an original backing track to provide a backdrop to a collection of independence related speeches from a number of people across the Indy movement. I hope you can enjoy this track, which I produced especially for Norrie Hunter at IndyLive.Radio. I brought together sound clips from […]

We are Scotland (IndyLive.Radio version)

  I am a big fan of IndyLive.Radio, which is part of the long running Independencelive.net livestreaming services. The guys behind this, including Kevin, Gerry and Norrie, provide excellent content, made with minimal or no budget. I try and help them in any way I can and offer songs, jingles or audio content, free of […]

Audio Track: Gimme the 45

  Audio Track: Gimme the 45 music & lyrics by Lisa Hill     My cover of an Original Indy song, written by Lisa Hill. Really enjoyed this project, I hope I have done this excellent song some justice.   Gimme the 45 (c) 2018 music & lyrics by Lisa Hill VERSE [ONE]: They tried […]

The AyeTunes EP

  Audio Track 1: Saltire (c) 2018 music and lyrics by Dougie Bendall   Audio Track 2: We are Scotland (c) 2019 music and lyrics by Dougie Bendall   Audio Track 3: Nae Union (c) 2019 music and lyrics by Dougie Bendall     Audio Track 4: Gimme the 45 (c) 2018 music and lyrics […]

Nae Union

  Audio Track: Nae Union (c) 2019 music & lyrics by Dougie Bendall   Nae Union is a new original song. I marched. I travelled over 3,000 miles and marched. Along with over one hundred thousand others, I took part in the ‘All Under One Banner’ (AUOB) march on Saturday 6 October 2018 in Edinburgh. […]

Audio Track: We Are Scotland

  We are Scotland (c) 2019, music & lyrics by Dougie Bendall   New original song: ‘We are Scotland (Come and Join Us).’ Here’s my short journey to produce it: Since October 2018 I have written several songs in quick succession. Trying to stay clear from writing about Brexit, I recalled Nicola Sturgeon’s speech following […]

Songs in the Key of Life: Black Man Ray by Gary Daly & Eddie Lundon

Black Man Ray (c) Lyrics & Music by Gary Daly & Eddie Lundon   China Crisis are a pop band formed in 1979 by Gary Daly (Vocals / keyboards) and Eddie Lundon (Guitar / vocals). Gary and Eddie are the band’s extant members and hail from Kirby, near Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The group was part […]

Cinderellas Rockerfellas – My Brief Tribute to Scottish Pop Culture

  Cinderella Rockerfella (c) 2018 music and lyrics by Dougie Bendall      I seldom dance, despite my love of Northern Soul, 80’s pop and heavy rock. This wasn’t always the case, my prancing abilities reduced in direct proportion to my perception around how shit popular music was becoming. My feet gave-up in 1995. Cinderella […]

Audio Track: Throw it Away

Audio Track: Throw it Away (c) 2003 (Bendall / Williams)   I wrote this one in my head while driving back from a live gig. My mate Terry Chambers and I had been to see the alt-rock band Wilco, in an excellent hall within the University of Glasgow, Scotland. The gig was absolutely brilliant, I […]