“I am not only a songwriter, I am a football (soccer) fan and go and watch Manchester United FC whenever I get a chance. I have supported them for over 40 years.” – @ColinDBudden
Live Interview March 9 6:40 pm et
Episode #304 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax :http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/03/09/episode-304-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW BUD
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Interviewing: Mr Colin David Budden (BUD)
Loved music all my life…
and have never had a chance to actually write a song and have it produced for me.
I live in a village called WILBARSTON near Market Harborough Leicestershire. Wilbarston…
is famous for its bands that used to perform at the village hall but that seems to have died out now. Wishbone Ash were regulars. The Fox Pub and the Post office and that’s it in Wilbarston. A typical country Village in England UK.
I love to do Karaoke when I get a chance and I like to sing along in my office out of the way of everyone so I can enjoy myself.
I am a football (soccer) fan and go and watch Manchester United FC whenever I get a chance. I have supported them for over 40 years.
England Bring it Home France…
Bought a guitar and was given a present from my wife for Xmas of guitar lessons. I had the lessons in a studio and my mind began to wander and I decided that I wanted to write a song. As I have always been a football fan in fact all my life and also because England won the World Cup on my birthday 30th July I wanted to write a song to promoted initially the World Cup finals in 2014. I had great support from local radio and the BBC and the local papers ran a couple of full page spreads etc to help me promote the song. I have also raised money for Help for Heroes and I am trying to raise money for Cancer Research as I had cancer of the stomach and I am now cured. (That’s after losing 80% of my stomach lol).
The England football team’s effort to win the European Championships in France in June 2016.
I began with the chorus which was easy and then worked on the verses. Once I had the whole song in my head I found another studio who could help produce the song. The studio was in Leicester and there were 4 of us who put it all together from the clapping to the electric guitar etc. The drummer plays with the Drifters when they are performing and the base guitarist works with Andy Abrahams a singer who had fame with the X factor. The whole day was great and it ended up with me driving home with a copy of the final CD. A couple of guys included the song on a compilation CD which was great. When I decided to change it to the France version it took about 2 hours to get it sorted. I have since had it copied and have a DVD/CD produced in a proper case etc to give away.
Its basically my first effort and I aim to produce a song not related to football once the tournament is over etc.
Buy the tune: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/england-bring-it-home-france/id935308356
Love all the new bands and any new music, it gets better and its great to see people make it in the business. It’s difficult to break though or get anyone interested really but that’s life I suppose. I will continue to plug away until and song is recognized and I can get that feeling of success.
Its OK and good platform to promote as much of my music and life as I can. Also keeping in touch with old Army mates.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with….
Mick Hucknell (Simply Red) Love his music and have seen them/him a number of times. He just keeps going and going with new material all the time.
Do you find that there is to much emphasis on being current and trendy…
No not really I want to be me and not keep up with anyone else. I need to promote my own music.
I am most afraid of… failure but I can handle it
My personal definition of success is..
My personal successes are: Joining the army and being one of the youngest Sergeants in the British Army. I just followed the rules ha and did what I was told.
My over all goal for my life & career is…
Getting my dream job (Just achieved that as Franchise Operations Manager for PIRTEK UK Ltd and get some recognition with a song that I have written and performed.
3 Ways that I challenge myself and how each one moves me forward towards my goal.
1) Keep trying and look for ways to over come any barriers
2) Keep listening and thinking ahead for the right music to come along
3) Listen to advice and have NO FEAR