A Mothers Pain
One Sunday live Facebook #PyjamaSessions, I was asked by a viewer if I could write a song with the theme ‘A Mothers Pain’ and so, here it is. Can you make out what the story is about? What do you think about the lyrics?
A Place Called Home
A song inspired and written about my beautiful home Gibraltar. The mighty Rock of Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory at the Southern tip of Europe that proudly guards the gateway to the Mediterranean as one of the Pillars of Hercules together with Africa’s Jebel Musa Mountains. Inspired by a place, one that we all call home.
Against All Odds
Against All Odds tells the story of survival of a very close and dear friend. Its proves that with a strong will and want to live, focus and determination, against all odds you can turn things around. I hope you enjoy and that you may find inspiration in the song.
Inspired by the story of a blind and selfish love. Ones self reflection and acceptance to situations happening around.
A message about hope and was written for and inspired by the recurring chain of events of a dear friend. Happy to say everything turned out just fine. By accepting situations how they are and staying true to ones self, we focus our energy on our own development hence becoming stronger and more confident. Forget about them, this life is yours and yours alone.
It’s up to you
One Life. One chance. It is up to you to make the most of it all, leave the past behind and move on – onwards and upwards!
Life Goes On
Isn’t creativity wonderful when shared with like minded people? Give me a title and I will write you a song! YouTube buddy This Old Stoner suggested song title ‘Life goes on’. Then an awesome collaboration was formed with Stafford’s Music Studio who added his own magic to produce a rocking version of the original acoustic; guitars and bass played by Dave Stafford and Lester Eveland. listen to both here.
Inspired by the joys and thrills that we get from our mothers fridge and how they (our mums) fills up our tummy and our hearts when we need it most!
Give me a theme and I will write you a song! Judith got in touch and requested if I could write a song for her in Spanish about ‘The Family’. I had not written in Spanish for a very long time and I really enjoyed creating this. Here is ‘Mi Familia’, still in the creative process so please feel free to leave comments and suggestions.
Inspired by how we just gotta stay in the flow no matter what!
An electronica youtube collaboration with talented musician and producer the ‘Wav – DR’ on his original instrumental ‘My own’. Super stoked by this and very grateful to be able to share and create special moments with such wonderful musicians – thank you! Canada meets Gibraltar through the love of music – rock on! Be sure to check out and subscribe to the Wav – DR You Tubes channel that’s filled with electronica pumping beats and live instruments!
Give me a title and I will write you a song! Mr Gary Tinkler told me that it would only be fair to write a song about ‘Dad’ as I had already one for ‘Mamma’. So here it is, wanted to give it a blues kind of feel to it, struggling a little as you can see with the rhythm and timing but some more practice should help me get there. What do you think guys?
An online youtube collaboration with the wonderful and witty super singer songwriter Michael Healy. Michael sent through a piano instrumental he had come up with and I bounced off his tune adding lyric and melody and a few pre recorded instruments on Logic. Thanks Mike! Be sure to check out more about Michael Healy by following this link that will take you to his YouTube channel here.
Give me a title and I will write you a song! Facebook friend and wonderful poet James Keeley offered me some beautiful poems of his own, incase I felt inspired to turn one into a song. This is ‘Paperplane’ an original poem written by James titled ‘Paper Aeroplane’ to which I slightly altered and added a few lines and gave it a little more structure to make it into a song. Still working progress but what do you think so far?
Rockin’ the Blues
A blues collaboration with the fantastic musician ‘Old Blue Wind’ on his original song instrumental ‘Rockin’ the Blues’. I just loved jamming to this and coming up with lyrics to accompany his rockin’ blues guitar. Sweden meets Gibraltar through the love of music and blues – rock on! Be sure to check out and subscribe to Old Blue Wind youtube channel and take a look and listen to his other songs – you sure will be blown away! Follow this link to find out more about Old Blue Wind
I came across this very cool US musician Randy Tritt who inspired me to write a song and as a challenge he would cover it. ‘Randy’s Song’ was written with Randy in mind (obviously) and I can not wait to hear how Randy interprets this in his own cool style!
A second electronica youtube collaboration with talented musician and producer the ‘Wav – DR’ on his original instrumental ‘Remedy’. Something funky, rocking and very different, just how we feel and like it! Super grateful to be able to share and create special moments with such wonderful musicians – thank you Doc! Canada meets Gibraltar (again) through the love of music – rock on! Be sure to check out and subscribe to the Wav – DR You Tubes channel that’s filled with electronica pumping beats and live instruments!
Written many moons ago, during my uni years in Nottingham, UK, ‘Sea Breeze’ is all about letting yourself go and free into your dreams.
An original song inspired by transition and by awakening to your calling.
Stronger Than Before
A story about courage and acceptance. ‘Stronger Than Before was independently released as charity single in 2011, entering the iTunes UK Top 100 Latino songs at #56 in aid of Hestia Housing and Support, a London based charity that gave Surianne the title as Ambassador as a result of her philanthropic work.
Give me a theme and I will write you a song! My beautiful friend Rosie has Cystic Fibrosis and gave me ‘illness’ as a title to write a song – and so I have. What do you think? It is still in the creative process so please feel free to leave comments and suggestions.
An online youtube collaboration with the fantastic Jason Rather. The US meets Gibraltar on an acoustic track that pays tribute to all the virtual superheroes online… Enjoy! I really enjoyed creating lyrics and melody to Jason’s guitar instrumental – and has he not got a FABULOUS VOCAL, I mean like OMG!!! Be sure to check out more about Jason Rather Music by Follow this link to find out more about Jason Ratner
We are as One
Co written and produced withTerry Shaughnessy (The Universal), that celebrates unity in diversity, embraces our differences and inspires a shared appreciation to positive change. It has also become the official anthem for the anual United Nationalities Marbella Summit organised by MarbellaNOW TV who, whilst being interviewed about the song one sunny day at Victors Beach, Marbella, decided to create a music video for the song there and then! Watch it on the link at the end.
Where the Dolphins Dance
‘Where the Dolphins Dance ‘ is an original song written around 2005, inspired by my adorable little not so little anymore cousins, Sky and Tarah. However, this song could now very well fit in and carries a lot of emotion towards my beautiful twin nieces, Talia & Tiana… enjoy my friends! Keep on smiling, Surianne
Wouldn’t it be Nice
I came across some old recordings of ‘Wouldn’t it be nice’, a song I wrote in 2004 whilst sitting on a rooftop during my uni years in Nottingham, recorded I believe in 2005 at The Barn Studios in Gibraltar and thought I’d bring the song back to life.