**NEW ALBUM** Departures - Released 13th December 2016
16 Track instrumental album
All tracks were written alongside the album 'For David' that I wrote in 2016 for my good friend Dave Greaves while he was battling Motor Neurone Disease.
Dave died on 28th September 2016
I had multiple bereavements in 2016 as had many other friends and family. Many other people have had horrendous life events to deal with in 2016.
This tracks on this album were written for people who have died, for those left behind deeply affected by those losses, and for moments in-between when I was trying to come to terms with my own grief.
Album download code will be emailed on purchase via PayPal if purchased via this website for $9
You can listen to the full album here:
**Music For David/2Fingers2MND**
5th September 2016
Since December last year I have been writing pieces of instrumental music for my awesome mate Dave who is just 31 and diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease just a year ago. The disease has rapidly progressed in that time.
All tracks have been written after spending time with Dave and at times in-between when he's been heavily in my thoughts, often at 4am.
A month ago I completed the set of 10 instrumental tracks which have been compiled into an album. Most of them are pretty mellow and meditative.
I've given a copy of the album to Dave and Philippa and also Sarah and Andrew, Dave's parents in the hope it might offer some kind of comfort and an alternate space to drift in and out of, however transient.
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Simon Raymonde's Last Radio Show
It was a sad day in the history of radio on Monday, It was Simon Raymonde's last Amazing Radio show. Simon's brought us 4 years of new, undiscovered music from under the radar musicians for 2 hours every Monday night.
It was a lovely and unexpected surprise to hear my track 'Sneak' included in the show.
Here's hoping Simon will bring us more listening pleasure in the coming months with a new radio show somewhere else.
New Track Jan 2016
I've created a new track this week called 'Sneak'
It's a little different to my other music with drums, electric guitar and synths
I've been having problems word finding so I've revisited films and tv dramas that have meaning to me and collaged words from these
Interview/Review by Derval McCloat, Sept 2015
Nils Frahm & A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Here's my review for Fresh On The Net of Nils Frahm & A Winged Victory For The Sullen's concert at The Royal Albert Hall, 5th August 2015 for the BBC6 Music Late Night Proms. It really was a pretty special evening:
Nils Frahm came up with the idea of creating 'Piano Day' to celebrate the wonderful instrument that is the piano! The first celebration was this Sunday, 29th March, on the 88th day of the year i.e. the same amount of keys as a piano :)
I wrote 5 improvised piano pieces for Piano Day.
They are here to listen to and to download for free to anyone that likes them:
Nominated As On Of The Best BBC Introducing Artists Of 2014
30th December 2014
It was very lovely to wake up the other morning to see a ton of Tweets and other web activity naming me as one of Tom Robinson's favourite BBC Introducing Artists for 2014 on BBC 6 Music
BIG thanks to Tom and to BBC Introducing for their continued support of under the radar musicians here in the UK!
NARC Magazine 'Demo Of The Month' December 2014
Debs McCoy - Therapy Session 1
'As these nights draw in, Debs McCoy's soundscape Therapy Sessions 1 offers something tender to the severity of the season. It is a gentle creature, revealing itself in cello lines and pensive piano assertions. Low-bowed drones underlay each thought; sometimes as a comforting blanket, at other times as a deep depression. As the piece develops from its initial timid, and more abstract, motifs of a spritlier pattern emerges in the piano part. As this life reveals itself, the weight of the strings subsides. Though much of the tonality of the individual parts are rooted to a major centre, they are cleverly arranged into a collage which uses various juxtapositions to disorientate the natural positivity of major intervals into something more ambiguous and strange. The reverb is applied with temperance aiding the natural sustain of the instruments. When the last chord fades, you realise how this music has elevated your sympathy, for in the silence that follows, you feel that the sound is still there, like a phantom limb.'
Tom Hollingworth, NARC Magazine
Fresh On The Net: Fresh Faves 130 - 24th November 2014
'We all count ourselves as music fans here at Fresh on the Net, but some of us (not me though sadly) are also musicians in our own right too. Debs McCoy is one of those, and for this sublime piano instrumentation, she has been joined by Leah Coloff on the cello. The Weight is a haunting and emotional piece, which could be easily placed as a backing track for film or television. Picture it accompanying a dark scene though, rather than one from The Vicar of Dibley!'
Reviewed by Jim Craigen, Rom Robinson's Fresh On The Net &
'Silent The Corner' - digital album released, ITunes 2nd June 2014
Ralph's Life CD Project
Debs was recently involved in the ‘Ralph’s Life CD Project’ www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ralphs-life/ bringing together 40 under the radar musicians along with the likes of Tom Robinson and Helen McCookerybook to raise funds and awareness for mental health issues.