One Year Out
Biography - Mal Fry Well it's taken 10 years but finally a modicum of success, 2 songs off the one year out album In your Arms and You Were There have been used on national TV in Holland as part of the Hello Goodbye series about Schiphol airport so it's proves one thing, never give up!!. My song writing inspiration comes from day to day observations and my own experience of life. I have always had a leaning towards the softer, more melodic style of music and my compositions naturally take me in that direction. With any composition I have to say I go for the 'if I like it that's good enough' philosophy and try not to worry about rules or the latest 'fashion'. You will notice from my influences, generally they will not be trend setters and I suppose that's an inherent trait in me. As for musical influences my tastes tend to be the less well known artists and bands such as Barclay James Harvest, Marillion, and Martyn Joseph, although my collection also contains Pink Floyd, The Beatles, John Denver, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion and modern artists such as David Gray and Coldplay. I recorded my first C/D in March 1999 'THROUGH THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER' (a valentine present from my girlfriend). The CD was a bit of fun with just me on vocals and guitar but with some good feedback about the songs I decided to go for a fully produced sound for the next album. 'PURE BLUE' the follow up C/D was recorded at purple studios in Norwich and was definitely worth every penny with sales from gigs and word of mouth of 262 copies to date. As luck would have it Nigel Harris who engineered the 1st C/D was available to produce PURE BLUE and he did a great job in getting the right session musicians and playing a lot of the instruments himself and also coming up with so many great ideas that it was a joy to record. This led to a 3rd C/D released February 2004 titled 'ONE YEAR OUT' recorded at Zig Zag studio's near Huntingdon and has a more relaxed and upbeat feel to it. Anyone wishing to contact me for gig info please email to mal@malvanmusic. Co.UK cheers mal.