This page is all about my songs….
I have been writing songs since I was 15….and on this page I am going to share some of those songs with you..in the early years,while still at school, I was writing with Dave Smerdon, Sam Wilkinson, and my brother Hal. We had a band called “Amygdala”. If you have heard my song “Songs of Innocence” you will have heard the band mentioned. More on that song later………
It will take some time to upload everything , but I will start by showing a few photos of my co-writers..Here is brother Hal, who does a wonderful rendition of John Denver songs..
Hal and I have written so many songs together. The most recent, “Still You”, was recorded by Daniel O´Donnell. The duet “Eternal Love”, recorded by Daniel and his wife Majella is also a Hal/Ged composition.
While I was living in Gloucester I wrote lots of tunes with Eddie Ingram and with Trevor Ford…The 3 of us had a little “band” together, and in those days I was strumming a 12 string guitar..it was the days before I invested in a Fender Rhodes piano, before the “solo” gigs,when I was working as a schoolteacher.
We had some fun, and even did a couple of gigs at the Gloucester Country Club . We were all members of the Squash Club there, and thats how we met.
If you have my albums you will know “Dreaming on a Star” and “You Say”. Both these songs feature on my “Hand In Hand” album, and “Dreaming on a Star” also features on my “Stories” collection.
I will try to link some photos in with the songs,like this one taken at the Liver Buildings, Liverpool, and used as the cd cover for the song “A Letter from Liverpool” …..this was never “released” as such, but was promoted in Cannes by Alain Behar.
The story behind “A Letter from Liverpool” is really quite amazing….it was related to me by a Liverpool man called John Conroy…….One day as he was walking around the Albert Dock with his grandchild, he just happened to meet Neil Diamond..yes, THE Neil Diamond, who just happened to be walking around the Albert Dock…..and John explained to me their encounter…& from this story I tried & tried to write a song about someone meeting Neil Diamond, but hard as I tried, nothing came……………………………..until I changed the scenario to Neil Diamond meeting John Conroy and his grandchild…..from this perspective came the song…
Listen to John Conroy telling the story on the Billy Butler radio show, Radio Merseyside……….I will try to download this radio interview along with other interesting radio interviews………!
THE GED ROBERTS SONGS COLLECTION……..
THERE ARE 6 ALBUMS, 2 “BEST OF” ALBUMS, & 3 INSTRUMENTAL CHILL-OUT ALBUMS
THIS IS THE FIRST OF THE ALBUMS, “BIG BIG LOVE”.