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My new single, “Please Hold”, is now available to download on iTunes, and to stream (if you must!) on Spotify etc. You can listen to a short blast of it here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1573827474?app=itunes

I’ve been trying to get as many people as possible to download it rather than stream it, because it’s a much better return for a struggling artist, so please check it out, and do tell your friends!

There are also various other songs on the Majk Stokes youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi6tnlvrcrWPXKko30PG-BA And a few of my songs are now on Soundcloud as well, including one or two you won’t be able to hear anywhere else…

My 2020 Christmas single, “Socks”, can be found on iTunes and similar places. Recorded at Offbeat Studios, we also did a little video for its B-side, The Facemask song: which is possibly the most scary you’ve ever seen me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulP11io_Jpw&feature=youtu.be

If you want to listen to some samples of my songs on the two albums “Too Much Caffeine” and “Time to Save the World”, you can find them on apple music:

The new album:

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/time-to-save-the-world/1508358022

  • Another song with a ridiculously long title… bites the dust
  • One more cup of coffee, and then we’ll save the world
  • Baby you know what I want (part 1)
  • Testify
  • CAT (G)
  • Mars/Venus
  • I *heart* NY
  • IT support
  • Leeches
  • Baby you know what I want (part 2)
  • The bear of bad news
  • No man’s land (Daddy what did you do in the war?)
  • Superhuman alien homesick blues
  • Baby you know what I want (part 3)

The long-awaited second album:

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/too-much-caffeine/1508569536

  • Morning Song
  • Nitrogen
  • Too Much Caffeine
  • Morning, Noon and Night
  • I Spied a Merry Maiden
  • We Need the Bees
  • One of Those Days
  • XXXWhy?
  • Black with Milk
  • Dig that Archaeology
  • Insomnia
  • Call Off Christmas (Alas Poor Alan Rickman)
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
  • Instant Coffee

And if you want to have a listen to some of Majk’s songs performed “live”, here are a couple to whet your appetite…

The Quaker Meeting House where I work in my day job overlooks Victoria Street, now widely accepted as at least a decent chunk of the inspiration behind “Diagon Alley” in the Harry Potter books… and a while ago, street artist Kat Robertson came and drew some bees on our pillars- and made one of them a Dumbledore bee! (Dumbledore is an old word for bumblebee- but you already knew that…)

… and because Kat and I are both supporters of Extinction Rebellion, Dumbledore has an XR badge on his hat…

… and we did a little recording of my song, “We Need The Bees”:

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPw1SVh4BqjGDxi8mm49C412iVGKjjRcLsIYqwR9fywZyheHCqBAc662b5aaP6C2A/photo/AF1QipPqQPiwns2gh8puZCg_-e0owh_TqTvBP8Y5G7ou?key=VUJEVVVyUUc1cFJDTktzUWpmOGx5OUFwZ0gzazR3

And just for good measure, this one was recorded at the Forest Cafe

An ancient folk song, which I wrote a few years ago. Like all old folk songs, it’s about sex. It’s also about Beltane, a reinvented Celtic festival at the start of summer, which the lefty, arty, hippie types of Edinburgh celebrate by running around in the middle of the night at the top of Calton Hill, wearing lots of body paint… and not very much else.