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Who is Graffiti?

Will Adams, singer songwriter and Simon Swarbrick multi instrumentalist.

What is Nautical Graffiti?
Nautical Graffiti, a​n album of 12 original folk-rock songs dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the launch of HMS Victory and her crew: a first-rate ship of the line and one of the most revered ships to ever have sailed from old England.

Where can I buy the album?​

​​Nautical Graffiti will be available very shortly on CD Baby, ITunes, Amazon MP3 downloads, Spotify and most other digital music sites.  CD Baby Link is Here;

What is it about?

This collection of songs begins with the sad tale of the sinking of Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and includes tales of Pirates, Smugglers, Mermaids, Press Gangs, and concludes with the death of Admiral Lord Nelson and the British victory at Trafalgar.

Who created Nautical Graffiti?

Will Adams: music, lyrics, 12 string guitar and lead vocals.

Simon Swarbrick: 6 string acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, double bass, additional arrangements, magic (and much more).

Lee Cuff: cello, main vocal harmonies.

Chris Bailey: 6 string acoustic guitar, additional vocal harmony.

David Hoyland: drums percussion, additional vocal harmony.

Lucy Watkins: additional vocal harmonies.

(Chris, Lee and David also known as folk band Kadia).

Where, and by who was Nautical Graffiti Recorded?
​John Sweet: Recording, mixing, and sound engineering. Recorded at the Blue Room Bournemouth 2015.

What are the tracks on Nautical Graffiti?

1. The Mary Rose

2. Man O’ War

3. Kiss Me Quick

4. Albatross

5. T' gallants

6. The Mermaid

7. Isaac Gulliver

8. Blackbeard

9. Put About

10. Pretty Young Felony

11. Sail On Forever

12. The Victory

Why was Nautical Graffiti created?

Inspiration for these songs came after reading a superb book, The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815 N. A. M. Rodger. I was no stranger to the sea, having spent most of my life in or around Weymouth on the south coast of Dorset and spending a few years in the merchant Navy. My great grandfather and his father and family before him, had sailed on tall ships from Weymouth. As a boy I was also fortunate enough to spend many long summers working with a fishing crew on the Chesil Beach, a wild but beautiful location.

Written and recorded in Dorset, England 2015.