Recorded and mixed by Ali Chant at Toybox Studios
Stuart Kidd – Drums. Marco Rea – Guitar. Stephen Black – Bass. Laura J Martin – Flute.
Mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering.
Artwork and photography Kirsten McTernan
All songs written by Euros Childs – Copyright Control
Except The Peanut Vendor (Simon / Gilbert / Sunshine) EMI publishing Ltd
Laura J Martin – Flute, Mandolin, Melodica, R.Seiliog – Drums, Percussion, Bass 10 Euros Childs – Keyboards, Stephen Black – Clarinet, Bass, Keyboards track 10 Megan Childs – Violin, Huw Evans – Electric Guitar tracks 1 + 4
Recorded by Stephen Black at Music Box Studios, Cardiff. Mixed by Stephen Black and Euros Childs at Gus’ Dungeon, Goodwick. Mastered by Iwan Morgan at Stwidio Atelier
Tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, Black / Childs / Edwards / Martin,
Tracks 1,4 Black / Childs / Edwards / Evans / Martin, Tracks 2,9,10 Black / Childs / M.Childs / Edwards / Martin, Track 6 Childs / Edwards / Martin
All songs copyright control / EPA publishing
All tracks recorded at Blackwood Miners Institute, 23rd September 2007. Except tracks 1,5,9, location and date unknown.
Steven Black – Bass, Backing Vocals, Guitar (6), Keyboards (7) Peter Alan Richardson – Drums, Keyboards (7) Lewie – Guitar 4,6,7,9 Euros Childs – Vocals, Guitar / Keyboards
Sound mixed by James Lawrenson. Recorded on a Panasonic RX- FS30 cassette player
Artwork Design – Ben Davies (www.bendaviesdesign.com) Photo – Kim Griess
All songs written by Euros Childs, except Chop Chop (Chinn / Chapman)
Be Be High recorded and mixed by Ali Chant at Toybox Studios, Bristol.
Stuart Kidd – Drums / Stephen Black – Acoustic Guitar / Meilyr Jones – Bass / Euros – Piano,Vocals.
The Surgeon recorded and mixed by Stuart Kidd at Kidd Mansions, Glasgow. Stuart Kidd – Backing vocals / Euros – Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals.
Both tracks written by Euros Childs.
Recorded and Mixed by Ali Chant, Toy Box Studios, Bristol.
Stuart Kidd – Drums, Backing Vocals. Meilyr Jones – Bass. Stephen Black – Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet. Megan Childs – Violin, Backing Vocals.
Mastered by Donal Whelan, Hafod Mastering. Artwork and photography by Kirsten McTernan.
All songs Euros Childs.
Recorded and mixed by Ali Chant at Toybox Studios. Bristol.
Stuart Kidd – Drums / Backing Vocals. Meilyr Jones – Bass. Stephen Black – Guitar, Saxophone, clarinet. Euros – Piano / Vocal / Backing Vocals.
Written by Euros Childs.
Mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering
Photo by Kirsten McTernen
Spin That Girl Around recorded and mixed by Ali Chant at Toybox Studios. Bristol.
Stuart Kidd Drums / Backing Vocals. Stephen Black Bass / Organ. Euros Piano / Vocal / Backing Vocals.
Just a Dream recorded and mixed by Iwan Morgan. Megan Chillds Violin. Euros Piano / Vocal.
Both tracks written by Euros Childs. Mastered by Iwan Morgan.
First Cousins was recorded and mixed by Stephen Black and Cousins at Gus’ Dungeon, Goodwick.
Cousins are Meilyr Jones (vocals, bass, piano, synthesizers) and Euros Childs (vocals, piano, synthesizers, guitar) with special guests : Aisha Orazabayeva : violin tracks 8 and 9 and Stephen Black: guitar and claps track 4.
Tracks 1,2,6,8,9 written by Childs/Jones Tracks 3,4,5,7, written by Childs.
It was mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering.
FORMAT: CD with cardboard slip case sleeve and full colour lyric sheet
POSTAGE AND PACKAGING COSTS:
UK = £1 / Europe = £1.60 / Rest of the World = £2.40
Ends was recorded by Iwan Morgan in Freshwater East, September 2011. It was mixed by Iwan and myself. l play piano and sing, and Megan Childs plays violin on four of the songs. All songs are original compositions, except Love Radiates Around which was written by Mark Johnson.
The piano and lead vocal was recorded by Iwan Morgan, the backing vocals were recorded by Stephen Black. Recorded at Gus’ Dungeon. I play the piano and sing. The accompanying image is entitled ‘Flying Cow’ and it is by John Townshend.
Recorded on a cassette player in Gus’ Dungeon studios. Except the title track which was recorded by Peter Alan Richardson somewhere in Cardiff on a computer. Peter also plays drums on the track. All tracks do not appear elsewhere.
Both tracks recorded at Gus’ Dungeon. I Will Not Mind recorded by Stephen Black and myself. Pontiago recorded by Iwan Morgan and Stephen Black. I Will Not Mind is a cover version of a song written by Jimmy Campbell. Both tracks do not appear elsewhere.
I Will Not Mind
Download EUROS CHILDS - I WILL NOT MIND / PONTIAGO Here
WARNING: THIS RELEASE IS SPOKEN WORD, CONTAINS VERY LITTLE MUSIC AND THE ‘F’ WORD FUCK.
National Elf are proud to present Alan’s Jars, a collection of spoken word pieces by Graham Thompson.
Graham is a poet and wordsmith from the Croydon area, he has been writing since last December.He describes his style as ‘ turning on the tape machine and seeing what comes out’. What comes out I’m sure you’ll agree is rather special.
His free flowing stream of conscience style of wordplay invokes a rollercoaster of emotions; vivid portrayals of everyday life will strike a chord in the hardest of hearts, his witty verse and bittersweet reminiscing will bring a smile to the saddest of faces. This is the sound of a man bearing his soul and searching for meaning within the choas of everyday existence. A very bright future awaits him. Enjoy.
Yn Fyw/Live 2005 consists of recordings from gigs I did in December 2005. The band consisted of myself, Peter Richardson (drums, bass on 6,7,11 keyboard on 11) and Alun Tan Lan (guitar, banjo,bass on 1, backing vocals). All recordings are taken from a gig in Buffalo Bar Cardiff except tracks 1,2,7 which are from London 12 Bar Club and 9 Leeds Tap and Tin. The sound was mixed by Tom Rogers.
Face Dripping was released in December of 2010. Recorded and mixed at Gus’ Dungeon by myself and Stephen Black. I play a lot of synthesizers and sing a bit, Stephen also sings a bit on it. (It’s mostly instrumental though).
FORMAT: CD with cardboard slip case sleeve + inner sleeve.
PRICE: £10 (not including p+p)
Son Of Euro Child was released from a bag in front of a stage in the End of The Road festival 2009. Recorded by Stephen Black and Iwan Morgan in various positions around Pembrokeshire from summer 2008 to spring 2009. Mixed by Stephen Black and myself. Featuring the musicianship of Peter Alan Richardson – drums, Stephen Black – guitar, clarinet and saxophone. It is the debut release of The National Elf label.
FORMAT: CD + Jewel case
PRICE: £8 (not including p+p)
The second leg of the Situation Comedy tour starts on the 19th of November. Here’s a list of the dates:
19/11 Aberdeen – The Tunnels TICKETS
20/11 Dundee – Beat Generator TICKETS
21/11 Edinburgh – Cabaret Voltaire TICKETS
22/11 Glasgow – The Glad Cafe SOLD OUT
23/11 Newcastle – Star and Shadow TICKETS
24/11 Morecambe – The Hothouse TICKETS
25/11 York – The Duchess TICKETS
26/11 Bangor – Rascals TICKETS
28/11 Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach TICKETS
29/11 Carmarthen – Tangled Parrot TICKETS
30/11 Bristol – The Folkhouse TICKETS
If you’d like your copy of Situation Comedy before it’s in the shops on the 21st October, pre-order it from this site before Thursday 17th October (offer applies to UK orders only) Pre-order section can be found just below the Tête à Tête single posting.
A fair few Situation Comedy album tracks have been spun on the radio over the last few days. You can hear Avon Lady, Holiday From Myself and Good Time Baby (Talk to me) on Lisa Gwilym’s programme HERE Holiday From Myself on Marc Riley’s programme HERE (25:50 minutes in) and Gideon Coe playing Tina Said HERE (49:30 minutes in).
My new album Situation Comedy will be released on the 21st October. It will be available on CD, double vinyl / download and proceeded by a single ‘Tête à Tête’ available to download on the 14th October. The album will be available to pre-order from this site very soon. Watch this space for more details!
I’ll be releasing a new album ‘Situation Comedy’ in October. It was recorded in April and May at Toybox Studios in Bristol by Ali Chant and features the musical chops of Stephen Black (bass) Stuart Kidd (drums) Marco Rea (guitar) and Laura J Martin (flute).
Regular visitors to this site may be aware of the fact that The National Elf library has encountered a few problems of late. To ensure the site doesn’t keep disappearing it’s been switched from a .com address to a co.uk address. Hopefully that’ll be the end of that. Apologies for any inconvenience.