Witty Ditty Records
To help release my first single, I created a record label that I always intended to achieve great things, even if my music didn’t! Born from my love of comedy songs and forged from my experience of working in musical media, Witty Ditty Records blew open the doors of the music industry with all the force of a service station hand dryer.
Surfing the airwaves of several radio stations, landing on Spotify playlists and into the eardrums of hundreds of unsuspecting souls, my debut single “Oh Hell (If Covid Don’t Kill You)” was as triumphant as the Titanic’s lifeboats. Securing a place on radio Christmas B-Lists and unofficially charting 5th on Phoenix FM’s Drivetime Christmas Chart!
Luckily, Witty Ditty Records isn’t just for Christmas. The label still exists, to support other independent artists with new releases too and is ready to pounce again when the timing is just right.
Following in the footsteps of greatness
Bizarrely, my musical debut began shortly after a lovely interview with OMD frontman, Andy McCluskey. I told him about my daily radio feature in which, at the time, I was playing one of his songs on a Stylophone. In a wonderfully showbiz scene he publicly ousted me as “utterly destroying Enola Gay” then banned me (and my Stylophone) from their 40th anniversary tour!
Shortly after the story hit the papers, the kind people at Dubreq heard about the saga and sent me some more Stylophones to kickstart my musical journey. They have a history with this sort of thing that started in 1969 when they sent one to David Bowie… he used it to create Space Oddity. No pressure then!