May 10, 2021


Ritual is finally released on all digital outlets. Ritual is a full on metal guitar attack welded to a sublime vocal from Joy! Check it out!

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Underworld Cover


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October 31, 2018


Our first release in three years! Underworld is a dark and brooding gothic track with a slab of phat guitar!

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Underworld Cover


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September 21, 2015

Kick It : Katfurr featuring ViX (Fuzzbox). Release date 21/09/2015.

Kick it - Katfurr featuring Vix Fuzzbox



April 9, 2015

Joy met Nick Cave and gave him a copy of 'Mo Anam Cara'!

January 1, 2015

After producing two albums, X-5 (Joy Shannon and the Offering) and Mo Anam Cara (Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks), it's time to take a break!

Joy's new video for Midsummer Witch Hunt (Mo Anam Cara) is now over the 100000 play mark! Check it out out here:

November 17, 2014

The new Joy Shannon and the Offering album is out on iTunes!. X-5 is named after the WW2 X Submarines, and is an album full of eclectic twists and turns.

X-5 - Joy Shannon and the Offering © FK 2014

X-5 - Joy Shannon and the Offering
© Fierce Kitten Records 2014.

September 14, 2014

The production work for 'Mo Anam Cara' by Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks is almost complete and the new Offering album, 'X-5' is finished and mastered. We should have both on sale by the end of the year.

July 21, 2014

Believe Me by the Offering featuring ViX (Fuzzbox) is up on iTunes!

Believe Me - the Offering featuring ViX © FK 2014

April 7, 2014

Petrified by Jacqui Taylor and the Offering is up on iTunes!

Petrified - Jacqui Taylor and the Offering © FK 2014

March 24, 2014

Carmen is up on iTunes!

Carmen - the Offering © FK 2014

March 16, 2014

More Say Sayonara Remixes are available on iTunes!

Say Sayonara Remixes - JOANovARC the Offering © FK 2014

February 24, 2014

The new album by Izzie Voodoo and the Offering is out on iTunes!
More stores to follow...

Ice Blue Supernova - Izzie Voodoo the Offering © FK 2014

January 14, 2014

A New Year and a New Site! Two weeks of coding and headaches and its finally up!

Work is progressing on the current ViX (Fuzzbox) tracks and a new collaboration with JOANovARC and Robin George is in the pipeline as this space!

I'm also working on a great remix with Maggie K De Monde (Scarlet Fantastic) and Martin Watkins (Marc Almond's Co-writer)!

November 14, 2013

Bad Boy by Camille Alvey and the Offering (Featuring Lollievox) is up on YouTube!



July 7, 2013

The new Robin George & Vix Promo Video is up on YouTube....and the proceeds to "LovePower & Peace" are going to Axarquia Animal Rescue. Please buy the track and make a difference.



Seduction Songs - Single (feat. Pete Haycock, Joy Shannon & The Offering) - Single - Robin George & Vix


July 1, 2013

The new EP from Robin George & Vix (Fuzzbox) is out on iTunes

Seduction Songs Robin George & Vix

It features the combined talents of Pete Haycock (Climax Blues Band), Mel Collins (Bryan Ferry/ King Crimson/ Meatloaf) , Jacquie Williams (Sister Sledge), Joy Shannon, The Birmingham Women in Music and the LovePower & Peace Kids Choir

The proceeds of 'LovePower & Peace' will go to Axarqui Animal Rescue in Spain....please buy the EP!

June 22, 2013

It's been a busy six months with various mixes for the Mediaeval Baebes, Angie Brown, Fred's House and Camille Alvey (2010 Grammy Nominee). The new release with the multi-talented Robin George (ex-Thin Lizzy) and Vix (Fuzzbox) will be out in July. The EP features the talents of Pete Haycock (Climax Blues Band) and Mel Collins (Ferry/King Crimson).

14 tracks are in progress for the new Joy Shannon and the Offering album and there are many more guitar orientated songs in the pipeline.

The Mississippi Drive By project is also launching soon once I can find the record button!

December 19, 2012

Make Love not War is available as a download with all monies going to South Woodford's Haven House Children's Hospice 69p.

Available on iTunes or from Robin George's website!

December 21, 2012

Joanovarc's "Say Sayonara (Bad Dream Boutique Mix)" by the Offering is up for sale on iTunes today! Just in time for the End of the World!. It features the guitar slinging talents of Robin George (Thin Lizzy)!

December 8, 2012

It's been a busy two months locked away working on tracks with Joanovarc, The Medieaval Baebes, Robin George, The Clan Destined, Izzie Voodoo and Angie Brown! Tracks will be dribbling out in the new year!

September 26, 2012

My 'Basmati Matrix' remix of Kristen Faulconer's 'Fun' is out - more stores to follow...

August 20, 2012

Mark Sheppard is the Stig!

August 20, 2012

Angel and the Medicine Man / Vulture single out now on iTunes!

August 6, 2012

Mini Kraftwerk styled EP released for The Great Electric Travelling Theatre

Visit Lauren Curtis' Blog

July 13, 2012

Three new releases for July!

June 26, 2012

New releases on the way from Joy Shannon and the Offering - Action Man / Dear Friends single, What keeps you from me mini-album and the Sin City remix EP with contributions from Gary Flanagan (Canada) and Murat Yasin (Turkey)!

March 3, 2012

the Offering are providing music for Alicia Murcia's "Art as you go" multimedia event in Barcelona on Thursday te 15th of March! (Click image for details)

January 7, 2012

Check out the new video for 'Sin City', taken from the 'Orphan Kisses' album!



Here is a list of the very creative and talented people who in were involved in this very exciting project!

Music Video "Sin City"
Joy Shannon and The Offering
Directed by Analisa Ravella
6:41 Productions

Joy Shannon
Jon Knight
Corrie Winter
Charles Beal

Jen Fishback
Megan Brown
Shannon Scylla
Julia Noelle Laing
Paulina Ivy
Christopher Andrew
Owen Ravella
M. Sherrie Peel
Mary Mic
Producer - Jen Fishback
Editor - Paulina Ivy
Director Photography - Michael D. Gough
Lighting/Gaffer - Asa Murray
Makeup - Christopher Andrew, Julia Noelle Laing
Hairstylist - Shannon Scylla, M. Sherrie Peel
FX - Paulina Ivy
Wardrobe Designer - Analisa Ravella

© Analisa Ravella, 6:41 Productions, LLC and Joy Shannon and The Offering, Mark Sheppard


December 28, 2011

Kitty and the Lost Boys

I'll be starting work on producing the next Kitty and the Lost Boys album very soon! Check out their music (and my remix of their excellent 'TV Times' song! (Click on the image above)

carolina maas

A project is lined up early 2012 with the very talented Carolina Maas - a number of backing tracks have already been put together!

A number of other projects are also in the pipeline with these very talented people Donna Gardier, Jacqui Taylor (The Clan Destined) and Jo Gabriel! More to be announced as it happens!

October 24, 2011

The Ferocious Mix of Ella Montclare's song, 'I Surrender' is now on sale on iTunes!

I Surrender (Ferocious Mix) [feat. The Offering] - Single - Ella Montclare


September 30, 2011

Ella Montclare’s song ‘I Surrender’ (remixed by the Offering) will be the 13th (lucky for some!) track  on my Unsigned Show & will be heard on  Radio UK International & Radio Basingstoke  at the same time, on Tuesday 4th Oct  at 3am,  repeated Thursday 6th Oct at 6pm. It can also be heard on Wednesday  5th Oct at 11 pm, & Thursday 6th Oct at 7pm on Covent Garden Radio. The show will be repeated on this station the following week on Wed & Thurs also. All times are GMT.

Link to websites below. it's twin also on  

September 12, 2011

'The Wild and the Wonderful is finally released on iTunes! Check it out!

The Wild and the Wonderful - Joy Shannon & The Offering


August 15, 2011

'Etherea' by the Magus and the Maiden Crone aka Jo Gabriel and myself is now up for sale on iTunes with backing vocals from the wonderful Joy Shannon! The artwork has been painted by the talented Fiona Scoble! Check it out!

We're also nearly finished with 'The Wild and the Wonderful'! The last track is recorded and we're on the final mixing and mastering process - it should be out before the end of September!


April 19, 2011

Oranges in Ashes Concert

Saturday, April 23rd 7-9 pm

Cd and magazine release show with Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks & Will Morrison of The Vacuum Bell

@   2226 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814 


Hope to see you at this special show that celebrates the musical collaboration between artist Suzanne Walsh and musicians Joy Shannon, Will Morrison and Mark Sheppard. Suzanne's artwork was the inspiration for the songs on the HomEPraire written by Joy, Will, Mark and Suzanne.   

The artistic collaboration is commemorated in the very first Ashes in Orange Peel's art/music/fashion/literary magazine called "Together." The beautiful magazine will be for sale at the show with digital download cards of the full EP. The magazine includes beautiful photos of Joy by Xun Chi, the lyrics of the HomEPrairie songs, plus a special article about Oscar Wilde taken from Joy's recent MA thesis!   

About the EP:  Joy took direct quotes from the poetic text within Suzanne's art pieces for this show called "Predator Instinct." Joy wrote songs which put a voice to the dynamics between Suzanne's animal characters in her artwork of predators and prey. The result are the haunting songs "Hutchfire," "Predator Instinct," and "Fences in Your Mind." In addition to arrangements with Joy on Celtic harp, cello, accordion, and vocals with Sean Wallace on guitar, Joy also played (and fell in love with) harmonium. (Thank you Johnny for letting her borrow your beautiful instrument!) Mark Sheppard from the Offering produced the EP and wrote interludes between the songs which Joy also performed on. Will Morrison of the Vacuum Bell adds a few of his beautiful tunes and played guitar on "Hutchfire" with Joy.   

 This was a soul-feeding artistic collaboration and we are excited to share it with you!    

Joy Shannon

Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks

April 15, 2011

Mixing has been going well for 'The Wild and the Wonderful' and the highly talented Jacqui Taylor from The Clan Destined has added some tasty guitar to 'Radio Silence'! And she's experimenting with another track called 'Petrified'! More on that as it develops....

Jacqui Taylor

We've also put together an EP for Joy Shannon in collaboration with The Vacuum Bell in LA which is being released from the label/gallery/art project , 'Ashes in Orange Peels' this month! It'll have a live show along with the release

We've also had airplay in Mexico, thanks to Samael! Sherlem Radio and Radio Exceso are playing a selection of our tracks on rotation!

February 27, 2011

We've got 17 tracks finalised for our next album, 'The Wild and the Wonderful' and its a very eclectic mix of songs. Four to the floor songs like 'Radio Silence' to the more chilled tracks like 'Soul Sister'. Now that we've narrowed it down from our batch of 55 things have become a tad easier!

Joy is working on a new EP project which I'm heavily involved with on the production and music side.

The video for 'Sin City' is almost edited as well so watch this space!

December 27, 2010

Its been a very busy year! We put out two albums (Orphan Kisses and The Black Madonna), a video (Sin City - being edited as we write this!), a spoken word album with Peter Owen Jones and a Classical piece..and we're working on 55 new tracks! We're using this time of year to kick back and re-energise! More projects are planned next year and we've got some brilliant music on the way!

November 7, 2010

'The Black Madonna' by Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks is out on iTunes a whole month early! Yay! It's another eclectic and intense album from Joy. Lyrically strong, it draws from a deep wellspring of personal experience and the Beauty Marks provide her with the musical platform to create a vibe of exquisite beauty.

The Black Madonna - Joy Shannon & The Beauty Marks

October 16, 2010

Its always a thrill working on new music - working on an all the angles, trying out sounds and arrangements. I had that feeling over the past week working on the very talented Jo Gabriel's 'Mothlight' recorded with Matt Turner in Butch Vig's studio. Hopefully my first electronica mix did it justice....I'll also do a trip-hop version soon!

October 12, 2010

Joy Shannon & The Offering. Orphan Kisses album.

One year after the great album THE FISHERMAN’S DAUGHTER, the musician MARK SHEPPARD came back in the middle of 2010, again coupled (or in partnership, or duo?) with the singer JOY SHANNON, to whisper in our ears ORPHAN KISSES. Almost restless and for more than 12 years, MARK didn't stop creating new sounds and now he demonstrates it again in this last production edited as a double CD, which is structured in two parts. The first part is titled LOST and has 8 different tracks, while the second part called FOUND possess 10 themes more. SECONDHAND STORY opens ORPHAN KISSES creating an audio atmosphere filled with romanticism, the first notes of a nostalgic acordeon lead to the brilliant exhibition (display?) of JOY SHANNON's voice. In SO HARD we find a perfect work of overlapping voices in different tones over a rithmic electronic background that doesn't stop. It continues with WAIT in another great melodic interpretation which describes how waiting for love can be so melancolic (nostalgic?). In a different plane we have THE ART OF THE LIVING, one of the most envolving and hypnotic songs for its audio atmosphere where the voice of JOY is always in the first plane. Closing the first CD LOST we listen WAIT FOR ME ON WARADOUR STREET with excellent orchestra works reminding us of a CRAIG ARMSTRONG's style soundtrack.

The second part FOUND gets started with a faster electronic beat in COMMING UP (like a flower), following TWIN FLAME where THE OFFERING explores the soft melodies of the Synth Pop. DETECTION is the fourth song and maybe one of the most increible ones which, over a electronic beat of simple sounds and etheric (?) voices, is filled of deep feelings. SAFE NOW is a another fastinating song with an interesting cord work and together with a fantastic keyboard generate a beat that reminds of the best BRISTOL's Trip Hop. As an epilogue, ORPHAN KISSES finish with the master piece called THE SUN AND THE MOON, a composition of electronic atmosphere which transport us in a subtle way to the most increible etheric sounds. Combining electronic music with cord and wind (?) instruments, MARK SHEPPARD, composer and musician, JOY SHANNON in vocals, lirics and acordeon, together in this ocassion with BRUCE GODFREY playing the cords, ROGER BüRKER playing guitar and PETER BAUER with the synthesizer bass and guitar, the experimental and altenative sounds of THE OFFERING together with the voice of JOY shine more than ever.

October 10, 2010

A new site and a new start. We've been working on numerous tracks and projects this year.
'Orphan Kisses' (Our Double CD which included contributions from Peter Bauer, Roger Bürke (Both from Five Arms Red) and Bruce Godfrey). Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks,'The Black Madonna' which Joy and I co-produced. I played ebow, grunge bass and organ on a selection while Joy and the Beauty Marks laid down some excellent vibes. We collaborated with Peter Owen Jones on his spoken word project, 'Psalm' to which we added our own brand of electronica to the mix. The classical project, 'Brave' which was recorded by Patrik Bishay and Olga Huebner of the Frankfurt Philharmonic - This track was released as a charity single for Cancer Research in memory of my cousin, Victoria Sims who died last year. We've had our song, '48 Hours in Tokyo in the vampire movie, 'The Sanguinarian. The Director, Analisa Ravella and her talented crew, aided by all round good egg, Jen Fishback shot us a video for 'Sin City'. This is currently being edited by the highly talented, Paulina Ravella...and now we're working on another 40 tracks! Its been quite a year so far!

August 1, 2010

If you're in the vicinity then catch Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks playing at Generation XYZ in the Artist's Village!
(8pm at 214 West 3rd Street, Santa Ana, CA (715) 556-0999)

July 29, 2010

Thanks to Analisa Ravella, Jen Fishback, Cast and Crew for shooting our video for 'Sin City' last weekend!

It's a fantasy cautionary tale starring Jon Knight and Corrie Winterholler and it'll be very gothique when it's finished. Joy is playing the part of the storyteller!

Check out some stills from the film set!

July 16, 2010

It's been a busy month with promo for 'Orphan Kisses' (CDs available soon!), production for the next Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks album (The Black Madonna) and the release of 'Psalm' (a spoken word electronica project) with Peter Owen Jones - now available on iTunes! It's a blend of spoken word, soundscape and music....Psalm 139 has an interesting Industrial Flavour. Check it out!

'The Sanguinarian' vampire movie (directed by Analisa Ravella) will be touring the States in August - and our track '48 Hours in Tokyo' is featured in the movie. Yay!

In the meantime Analisa and Jen Fishback are working on preproduction for a video being shot in July for 'Sin City'. It'll have a Pan's labyrinth/The Ring/ Harry Potter type watch this space!

Our follow up album is already in production and is tentatively titled, 'The Wild and the Wonderful'. It's got some really cool electronica vibes and includes tracks such as 'New Moon in Gemini' and 'Electric Boys'.

We've also got an experimental electronica album in production and a rock/electronia album with fun tracks like 'Action Man' and the more in your face 'Spitstorm' amongst others.

More projects are in the pipeline, and with potentially four albums on the way this year we're a tad busy!

July 14, 2010

My very talented Artist friend, Alicia Murcia is doing an audio-visual presentation of her art along with music by the Offering!
It's taking place in Barcelona on the 16th of July!
Check out her work if you're in the vicinity!

June 12, 2010

We've launched a remix competition! The winners will be played on Radio Black Light (Seattle) and Radio Sin Sentido (Beunos Aries). We also plan to put the best of the best on a CD compilation and release it digitally on iTunes.

If you're interested then please click on the competion banner at the bottom of our home page!
There are two tunes to mix - 'Sin City' and 'Coming Up (Like a Flower)', both taken from our new album 'Orphan Kisses'.
You can mix either or both of them....the choice is yours!

June 8, 2010

Brave is finally released on was written and recorded in 12 minutes session almost 14 years ago!
I had it transcribed for string quartet and was luckily enough to find Patrik Bishay and Olga Haubner to record it. and they did a fantastic job!
Joy Shannon designed the superb cover which really captured the mood and sentiment of the piece.
It's been released as a tribute to my cousin, Victoria Sims who passed away last year. I plan to donate all proceeds of the sales from iTunes to Cancer Research UK.

June 3, 2010

Doors Open at 7pm with Red Carpet Style Photo Op First 50 guests through the door receive Sanguinarian swag bags. In addition to the themed vendors and artists, band merchandise, bite booth, vampire raffle, vampire bar (with ID), there will be a vampire costume contest with prizes including $100 Costume Shop Gift Certificate.
The following vendors will be on site for your shopping pleasure the evening of the event: Morbidly Adorable Creations, PH Factor Emporium (Steampunk goggles from Tacoma, WA!),  Something Wicked (daggers, knives and swords) and hand crafted jewelry from Diane Partin-Mccoy.
Film Starts 8:15 (Running Time 103 Minutes) Followed by Q &A with the Filmmakers, and Lead Cast, as well as a live musical performance by very special guest Anguisette featuring Electronika and Cylab performing the soundtrack from the film.
An after party will be hosted at Doc Shotz, located at 6125 West Fairview Avenue, Boise, ID 83704-7768. There is no cover charge for the after party.
All funds raised during this event will benefit The Sanguinarian and help the film go to national and international film festivals.
Because this is a fundraiser no tickets will be comped to cast and crew of the film.
This film has adult content please consider it R rated.
Tickets are $10 or $8 for costumed guests at the door.
Our track '48 Hours in Tokyo' is featured! Go see the film!!!!

May 10, 2010

Our new album is out on iTunes! Its a double CD but we're selling it for the price of a single as digital download!
Follow the 'Shop' link and click on the album image!

May 10, 2010

Check out the new SinSentido Radio show by following the big picture frame link at the bottom of the home page!

1- Joy Shannon and the Offering . Sin City. Orphan Kisses.
2- Joy Shannon and the Offering. The Sun & The Moon. Orphan Kisses.
3- Radium88. Two for Sorrow. Only Sience Can Tell Us The Truth.
4- Empty. Underground. Surfacing.
5- Liquid Divine. Planet Zoo. Autophobia.
6- In Strict Confidence. My Despair. My Despair single.
7- Waves Under Water. My Cup. Serpents & The Tree.
8- De/ Vision. Ready To Die. Popgefahr.
9- Veil Veil Vanish. Change In The Neon Light. Change In The Neon Light.

Thanks Gabriel!!!

March 26, 2010

Its been a while since my last blog but its been a busy time! We're nearly done with 'Orphan Kisses' and I'm working on the final mixes as I'm writng this.
Joy is doing a shoot for the CD images today so it won't be too long before we have the whole thing ready.
In the meantime we're also working on Joy's 'The Black Madonna' album, which is shaping up to be really dark and deep.

Joy has also exhibited her artwork in a month long exhibition in Santa Ana and has accompanied it with tracks from her own band, 'the Beauty Marks' and also tracks with 'the Offering'.

The vampire film, 'The Sanguinarian' is out for a Spring release in the States and features a track from 'Into the Hive' called '48 Hours in Tokyo' watch out for it!

'Brave' is also soon to be released for charity - it's a classical piece I composed 14 years ago and was recently recorded by members of the Frankfurt Philharmonic, Olga Huebner and Patrik Bishay.

The spoken word project with Peter Owen Jones is also nearing a digital release - it's an eclectic mix of electronica with Pete's narration of his book, 'Psalm'. It was a difficult project to put together but its come out really well!

February 27, 2010

Lauren Curtis P.O. Box 193, Franklin Park, NJ 08823

Lauren Curtis, a freelance illustrator and fine artist, has been involved in the Wiccan/Pagan and Gothic communities for many years. She obtained a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (1988), and her work reflects her interests in mythology, (especially Egyptian, Celtic, and Greco-Roman), spirituality, the Occult, and dark fantasy. Lauren works in many mediums, such as pen & ink, oils, acrylics, watercolors, and photography. She exhibits her work regularly and has sold pieces across the US and abroad. Children of the Forest & Spirit~Art are the artist’s own line of Wiccan greeting cards, & Lauren , along with two long-time friends, also started a line of hand-made, unique crafts, T-shirts, art & much more called Talon (after Lauren’s 14 inch fingernails!), that can be seen on

Many pieces of her artwork and poetry have been featured in various Gothic, Pagan and alternative publications, as well as on-line magazines, and a variety of her work can be viewed on her artsite, . Through all of her creations, Lauren wishes to promote the appreciation and understanding of an “alternative” mind-set and spiritual beliefs.

For further information, Lauren can be contacted at the above address.

January 23, 2010

Check out the new review from Collected Sounds.
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Joy Shannon and Mark Sheppard have collaborated to make this haunting, rich record. She’s an experienced musician who plays the harp, cello and accordion and sings. Sheppard wrote the music and she the lyrics. It’s a textured, down tempo record with plenty of atmosphere.

Magdalena is a haunting composition with some great cello and dreamy vocals by Shannon.

The title song is a nightmarish and yet supple excursion that piles on harsh beats to unsettle.

Leaving All But Love (Behind) is dreamy and has a sound that recalls Lili Haydn. The vocal is as ever lovely and expressive.

The World I Knew is an atmospheric song, bird song accompanying Shannon’s siren vocals.

This album’s an intriguing entry into the world of two gifted musicians.

Track Listing
1.Your Lies
3.The Day Your Knew Me
4.The Fisherman\’s Daughter
5.Halfway There
6.Los Angeles
7.Leaving All But Love (All Behind)
8.Isolated Individualism
10.With All My Heart
11.Love in the East
12.The World I Knew
15.Of Angels

January 16, 2010

A new radio show is availible to listen to on the Radio page! Just follow the link at the top of the page!

Gabriel's new show includes - Zwei vor und drei Zuruck (Veljanov), Poison Breed (Diary of Dreams), In Love we Trust (Clan of Xymox), Dias (O Paradis), The World I Knew (Joy Shannon and the Offering), Mercurial (Claire Voyant), Silver (Velvet Acid Christ), Disorder (Psyche), Black Celebration (Laether Strip)
Check it out!

Thanks again to SinSentido Radio for putting 'The Fisherman's Daughter' in their 20 best albums of 2010! We were in the same list as 'Sounds of the Universe' by Depeche Mode! Yay!

January 3, 2010

We're in the final stages of getting the new album together - 'Orphan Kisses' is an eighteen track opus with an eclectic mix of songs from the chilled orchestral feel of 'Wait for me on Wardour Street' to the electro-tinged 'Sin City'....we're just waiting for strings to be added to a couple of tracks and then it'll be out.

We've also finished a spoken word project with Peter Owen Jones which should be out in the new year. We've put his 'Psalm' book to atmospheric was a difficult project to pull off but we think we've got something really unique in the bag.

We're also working on Joy's new album, 'The Black Madonna' and it's sounding like a cross between Robert Johnson and Nine Inch Nails!

Watch this space...we've got some interesting things in the pipeline!

December 20, 2009

The spoken word/ Electronica project with Peter Owen Jones has been mixed and mastered and is ready to go out into cyberspace. It's a blend of unusual electronica with Peter's narration of his book, 'Psalm' - a personal rewriting of the Psalms.

The new 'Joy Shannon and the Offering' album, 'Orphan Kisses' is almost finished - we're working on the mastering at the moment and just have to drop in a string quartet into a couple of tracks. Namely, 'Climbing' and 'Wait for me on Wardour Street'. It'll sound really cool when its done!

We're working on a few end of year tracks, including 'Dear Friends' and 'Dark Star' which are the seeds of two radically different albums.
Then we start work on the new Joy Shannon album, 'The Black Madonna'. It'll be full of strings!

November 30, 2009

The mixing for the 'Orphan Kisses' is going well...18 tracks have been recorded and only a couple of small parts have to be recorded for 'The Art of Living', a collaboration between us and Five Arms Red. It will be released as a special limited edition CD and as download on iTunes and then we'll see what we can do with it.

The new project with Peter Owen Jones is going well. Twelve spoken word pieces taken from his 'Psalms' book have been completed, utilising an eclectic blend of electronica as their base. I'm in the middle of the tweaking stage at the moment to get it sounding like an album..and then on to the mastering......more on that later!

November 15, 2009

I'm working on a new website - not everything is working yet but at least you can see where I'm going with it!
There'll be a links page and a music player added soon when I sort the code out..but for now enjoy!

October 6, 2009

I'm just flabbergasted...1.5 million illegal downloads of the Offering back catalogue. Ten years hard work and its all been stolen....and the royalty cheques I've had in that time amount to £50.
Go do the math.

July 28, 2009

My studio computer is down after a logic board failure! A replacement is on its way and its just a matter of putting it all together.

'Orphan Kisses' is almost done with 14 tracks recorded and it's sounding really great - taking the sound of 'The Fisherman's Daughter' further and making it more cinematic. A case of 'less is more'.

July 28, 2009

Thanks to DJ Ottic is playing two tracks on his Alooga Starlight Radioshow! Many thanks!

July 24, 2009

Thanks to Olaf at Joint Venture Radio in Germany for playing tracks off 'The Fisherman's Daughter' yesterday! He played a full hour of music of 'The Fisherman's Daughter', 'As in the Wilderness' and 'The Opium Wars or Love in Lieu of Laudanum'!!! Thanks very much Sir!

July 20, 2009

The new radio show from Gabriel at Sin Sentido Radio is ready to listen to! Just follow the SinSentido Radio link on the top of the screen!

The playlist is as follows -
1-3 Joy Shannon and the Offering (The Fisherman's Daughter, Magdelena, of Angels).
4 Olekranon. Trinic from Recycle Human Lung album. Courtesy of Ryan Huber from USA.
5 Verbrum. Aevum VIII (post Industrial and Dark music from Spain).
6 I AM X (Ex Sneaker Pimps). Think of England. Courtesy of Metropolis Records. USA.
7 The Unseen Chains. The Middle Age. From Greece.
9 Babyland. Last Avenue. From USA.
10 Psyche. Goodbye Horses. Courtesy of Darrin Huss.
11 Nekrodamus. Burning Wild. From Argentina. Courtesy of Twilight Records.
12 Harold Bosh. Sklaven Geist. From Germany.
13 Sebound. The Promise. From Germany.
Thanks Gabriel!!!!

July 20, 2009

Thanks in advance to INDIE104 for playing 'Your Lies' !

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