Sir Rod Stewart's world is rocked by Denny singer's new album
The Falkirk area’s undisputed king of live online music performances has been given the seal of approval from rock royalty for his brand new album.
If you’ve logged onto Facebook at night during the last six months the chances are you will have seen Liam McGrandles singing and strumming up a storm from the comfort of his own home to entertain the masses during the long, long days of lockdown.
When he’s not performing for no applause online, Liam has been working on his new 16-track album, The Place You Call Home, at Forth Valley College’s Stirling campus recording studios.
Released at the start of the month, the album made it into the top 5 on the i-Tunes download chart and, perhaps more importantly, gained praise aplenty from Sir Rod Stewart.
A big fan of Liam and his music, Sir Rod has even sung a duet with him in the recent past.
He got in touch with Liam and told him how much he loved the new album, especially the song The Big Cup.
Liam said: “The album has already sold more than 700 physical copies since its release and it has done very well since going live on digital streaming sites.”
The songs were mastered at FVC by Liam’s pal Barry Frame.
“Barry and myself have spoken for years about working together,” said Liam. “But due to work and gigging commitments for the two of us, it never happened. I had planned on recording a new album this year, but when lockdown happened, it seemed that I wouldn’t get the chance.
“Barry contacted me about doing a video together for Facebook and it went down a storm. It was then I put the idea to him for potentially recording and mixing my album for me.
“He very kindly agreed and within a week, we had the vast bulk of the tracks recorded – live from the rock and roll surroundings of Barry’s bedroom, then mixed
in his loft.
“Barry went above and beyond – the sound he has created is unbelievable and the end product has gone way beyond my expectations.”
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