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Title: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on May 25, 2014, 03:58:41 PM


Always been a fan of this great site and all the people who contribute to it.
This is cheeky but I'd love to show you a video by 'Red Sails'.

 I've put a link below to a live acoustic version of 'She Had It All'

I'd love to hear what you think of it, (be gentle  LOL )
Over to you!!

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on May 30, 2014, 08:24:39 AM

This is a tune of mine called 'Sure Enough'
Hope you like it, lots of harmonies. Be great t get some feedback if poss?


Post by: zachrwolfe on June 01, 2014, 12:50:39 PM

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on June 06, 2014, 03:25:25 PM
(be gentle  LOL )

You've got nothing to worry about, your voice is excellent and so is your band. :)

Hey cheers zachrwolfe that's really kind, really chuffed you like what we do!
Here's another one for you

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on June 17, 2014, 10:35:50 AM
Here's a new song "Warzones" played live at the Nordic Church, Liverpool, 2014

Here's a quick review for you
Liverpool Bands's status update.
Liverpool Bands

Beautiful start to the day just listened to this - think Beach Boys - In My Room - so not the symphonic use of harmonies but the simple understated use to enhance a song. New Song 'Warzones' by Red Sails recorded live at the Nordic Church, Liverpool, 2014

Hope you like, please leave some feedback if poss

Cheers for listening

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: kwan_dk on June 28, 2014, 03:18:56 PM
Man, this is really great stuff. Thanks for posting! Also, besides great music, your videos are extremely well recorded. All of these are really interesting with lots of quirky details. I really like She Had It All but my favourite must be the last one you posted, 'Warzones.' Really haunting and atmospheric and the great acoustics of the Nordic Church really is a perfect setting for such a song.

Oddly enough, I posted about this great room last year after my band had played two shows at the Cavern. As Danes we got in touch with the church community which rents out rooms at a real low cost in the basement below the actual church room and we had the chance to go up there and record this fur fun & quickly without any prior preparation. (I've posted this vid before, but it seems appropriate to repost now)

Since then I've wished we could have done some proper recording with instruments there, milking the great acoustics for all it's worth. Glad to see you do it and get an awesome result with Warzones.  :) Well done!

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on July 13, 2014, 06:29:39 AM
Hey thanks for watching and digging our music!

Watched your vid too, really good, wish we'd had a go on the organ it sounds great!

Yeah, its a great space and lovely church. We're looking to play a small gig here at some point in the near future. Next time your playing in Liverpool you'll have to give us a shout and we'll try and get down to see you play

All the best!

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on October 03, 2014, 01:35:43 PM

Here's a new tune "Don't Be Scared" played live and acoustic for your ears.


Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: Ron on October 26, 2014, 09:46:15 PM
Man this is some really good stuff.  Very melodic... I like on the first song the Piano and how it works in. 

Don't be Scared is also very nice.

Warzones is a little slow  for me but the harmonies are lovely.  The natural reverb or the church sounds very good.  Your voice (if you're the lead singer) is very pleasing, very relaxing music.   I always appreciate when a man has the honesty and balls to sing sweet like that, but not overdo it and make it sound schmaltzy. 

"Looking out to Sea" is also very well done, as the liverpool bands guy said I like how you guys don't overdo the harmonies, lots of bands used to double and triple the vocals up just in certain spots like that and it sounds great! 

"Sure Enough" was also very nice, beautiful harmonies. 

One thing that might add a little to your sound is this: I noticed while listening to them that the background vocals usually sound like they're their own entity, it's as if the band isn't paying attention to what you're doing.  It would be more interesting if every once in awhile one of the other singers or even all of them had a little more texture to them.  For instance, if one voice would call out from the others, or have a little nuance in the harmony like your voice starts to have on the final chorus of "sure enough"... you change it around slightly, emphasize certain words, change your phrasing but the band keeps oohing and aahing oblivious to anything else in the room. 

I hope you understand what i'm saying.  It sounds fantastic as it is, but it may sound even better if the other singers started having their own personalities, even as backup vocalists, and even if they continue just singing vocal pads.  I only say this because you asked for feedback and I'm trying to think of ways you could be even better than you are.   Either way, you guys are making some beautiful gorgeous music. 

Not a criticism, only a fresh set of ears :)

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on December 19, 2014, 06:11:32 AM
Hi Ron

Thanks for your post, glad you like our stuff!

Yeah i see what your saying on Sure Enough, but was looking symphonic/orchestral cumulative thing on this one so was more like a comfy blanket that wrapped around the lead vocal. defo fair points and well considered.

we're in the home straight of finishing off an album, everythings been done by ourselves and on the fly here there and everywhere, we've managed to squeeze in places like bedrooms, big concrete cellars, stairways, right upto some amazing places like the London Colluseum (while the ballet dancers warmed up) to sneak some harmonium in! Just used natural and spring reverbs, valve amps, real instruments, all natural. Looking/Hoping to get the album released/picked up.

its taken a while but considering its self financed, we're typical struggling musicians workin crappy jobs to make ends meet its been great to get this to where we're at.

more to come!

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: kwan_dk on December 19, 2014, 12:54:12 PM
Well, keep us updated. I've really liked what I've heard so far!

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on December 31, 2014, 07:11:13 PM
Happy New Year everyone!

Here's a live acoustic version of a song i stuck on here a while back called 'Sure Enough'

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: kwan_dk on January 24, 2015, 12:06:19 PM
Another gem! Beautiful.  :)

Is this recorded in the Nordic Church as well? Damn, now I really wish we'd made the most of our stay there. (see above)

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on February 05, 2015, 09:01:09 AM

Yeah it's in the Nordic Church.
If your in Liverpool (or anyone else for that matter) Friday 6th Feb we're putting our own night on there.
Be great to see you there!

Here's the link below for the night (

It's to launch our debut single, which is also available here (


If you go you get a free link to a 5 song EP we've done of our Acoustic songs, all done live 1 take,  no overdubbs etc.

Loads a Love!

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on May 05, 2015, 03:29:30 PM
Here's a free 5 Track Live EP for you

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on May 27, 2015, 08:20:57 AM
Hello everyone

Here's a link to our song "Pushed to Pull", which is the B-side to our first single "Sure Enough"

Be great to hear what you think


Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on March 09, 2019, 10:52:22 AM
Hello everyone, how you all doing ok?

It's been a while..
But here's another song i wrote called Warzones for your ears

A friend also made his own video for this and sent it to us out of the blue - you can watch it here

As before, if you can spare the time to have a listen or watch, i'd love to hear your thoughts on this

All the best

Title: Re: Red Sails
Post by: AllIWannaDo on April 29, 2019, 01:56:14 PM
Evening everyone how you all doing ok?
Here's a band new song uploaded just now - hope you like it
Red Sails 'Dust'

All the best