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Greybeard

Greybeard

Greybeard, that is me - I am part of University of the King. I was working on my solo album, it took too long, I got bored - its a lot harder when its just yourself...

When I grow a beard, it actually has grey bits in it, I only found that out after the name was decided. Grey hair show signs of wisdom apparently, I like that.

My real name is Rob Blakeney

I'm going to start a different solo album now, I'm quite excited about it - maybe the other bits I did previously will surface at some point - not for now anyway.

I have a great beard at the time of writing this, my wife is going to get some picture before it comes off.

UPDATE: There it is...


So Long, Farewell, Goodbye, I Love You

20th Mar 2013
FROM NEWS...
So Long, Farewell, Goodbye, I Love You

After a decade of musical jestering Zang Productions Cheap Soma is finally to be shut down. We leave you with these parting gifts:

-One last album, called So Long, Farewell, Goodby, I Love You. It's free to download, and it features University of the King, Florent, Barrowclough, Benjamin Blower, Greybeard, Vincent Gould, Fiction Fight, Ebenezer,Bethan Marshall and Selina Blakeney.

-And also three music videos - dug out out of the vaults of unfinished Zang work. One for Selina Blakeney's Stay Tight, one for The Custodians' Sacred, and one for Benjamin Blower's Hey Hey Babylon is Dead...

With love x


Advent Day 10

10th Dec 2012
FROM NEWS...
Advent Day 10
Taken from a rich festive season last year, we have some ye olde styling from the 13th or 14th century by Greybeard and Selina Blakeney.

Gabriel's Message

Advent Day 8

8th Dec 2012
FROM NEWS...
Advent Day 8
The year is 2010, it is already almost halfway through Dec and there isn't even a Christmas song planned. This track actually came together at 2am in the morning of the 12th and everything except for Selina's backing vocals was laid down whilst sitting on the sofa into the laptop microphone!

The crapness of the mic only added to the charm.

Greybeard - Do You Hear What I Hear?

Zang Advent Day 6

6th Dec 2012
FROM NEWS...
Zang Advent Day 6
Day 6, we are chugging along nicely now...

Next up is the opening track from the 2008's Free Christmas Album - 'A Zang Christmas'

Greybeard and Selina Blakeney perform this sweet rendition of Winter Wonderland. Watch out for the Triangle ding, it's a great moment.

Have a listen here

My wife releases beautiful collection of songs!

10th Jan 2012
My wife has just released this collection of tracks that she has recorded over the last 7 years.

It's called Russian Doll and it is beautiful...and free!

Selina Blakeney - Russian Doll - Free Album

Whoop Whoop!

2nd Dec 2011
KABOOM! Finally the Christmas Tree is here! Selina had been fighting it for the last month!




Holidays are coming, Holidays are coming...

1st Dec 2011
Just got the first Christmas song up - Gabriel's Message by My wife and I...

Got the Zang Christmas mast up (look at the top of the page)...

Got the tree and decorations out of the loft...

Almost finished mixing the Florent Christmas EP...

Recording Benjamin Blower's Christmas Carols tonight...

Holy crap! It's almost too much!

Sleigh bells!

16th Oct 2011
This is going to be the best Zang Christmas ever...

New sleigh bells

Holy Crap!

12th Oct 2011
Just been looking at all the stuff Zang has coming up and there is a butt-load of stuff. Its all got me very excited! Some of it is already finished...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

13th Dec 2010
FROM NEWS...
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Merry Christmas!

Right, to get you in the festive mood, Greybeard has recorded Do You Hear What I Hear? - A classic from 1962....

I like to think this was made famous by Gremlins when it is heard as one gets blown-up in a microwave and another gets blended, but I'm sure there are other significant moments that make this a festive great!

This was recorded straight into the laptop using the laptops built in Mic, so its a bit crusty-soundin' - but I think that is part of the beauty...

You can get it now in the Free Download area...
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Releases

Zang Productions
So Long, Farewell, Goodbye, I Love You

Type: FREE Album      Released: 20th Mar 2013
The Custodians
Sacred

Type: EP      Released: 6th Dec 2010
Various
Zangthology 2000 - 2010

Type: Album      Released: 8th Nov 2010
Benjamin Blower
Fiction Fight
Florent
Barrowclough
The Custodians
Waler
Josiah Gillespie
Greybeard
Bethan Marshall
University of the King
Selina Blakeney
The Zang Productions Ensemble
Ickberg
Vincent Gould