ChristianWeek reviews SPIN

Read the review in ChristianWeek magazine by D.S. Martin ( a Canadian poet and writer who for years has been fascinated with the many roots and branches of contemporary music, particularly from a Christian perspective)

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SPIN - UK Radio Debut

SURGE Radio (Southampton UK) will feature songs from SPIN during the “Life, the Universe and Everything” show on March 21st.  The show, hosted by Maria Karam, will spotlight music by independent artists.

The broadcast will begin at 6:00 p.m. UK time (1:00 p.m. EST)  For those of you not within range of Southampton, their signal can be picked up online at

If you miss the broadcast, you can also request songs using their online forms..

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MoonLit Shop Now Open

MoonLit Music Shop Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the online shop is now open and accepting orders for SPIN.
Purchases can be made using either a credit card OR a PayPal account.  Follow the link in the navigation bar above or click MoonlitMusic Shop to proceed directly to the shopping page.

Posted by Philip Cottrell 07:07 AM
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Article in The Independent

Here is the text of an article appearing in the new issue of the Independent (Georgetown’s local paper).  Thanks to Debbie Sawczak for the article.

——SPIN - Alberts and Cottrell CD Release Concert—-

There’s a cool act on at the John Elliot Theatre February 4! Launching their new CD, Spin, are Tim Alberts and Philip Cottrell, with illustrious musical friends. Having heard the premastered tracks, I’m definitely going.

The duo, who count Cockburn, Knopfler, Mark Heard and others among their main influences, play a spectrum of folk and rock with acoustic guitar as the unifying musical thread. They’re accompanied by a group of high-calibre performers, including bassist Fergus Marsh, who played with Cockburn in the 80s, and Gary Craig, drummer in Colin Linden’s band who has played with Jann Arden as well as Cockburn. Joining them on mandolin and vocals are David White, of the Dustkickers, and Rockwood songwriter and recording artist Glen Soderholm.

Together these guys weave a satisfying ‘rootsy’ sound, by turns edgy and laid-back, professional but not polished to death. In their energetic, show-don’t-tell lyrics, they choose honesty over cleverness, voicing doubts and questions most people will identify with and avoiding political poses. They’re hopeful without being Pollyanna, and don’t tell their listeners what to think.

Though Spin is their first joint CD, Alberts and Cottrell collaborated before, years ago, in bands around Guelph. They met again recently by chance and found themselves still in sync artistically: while each artist’s songs have a recognizable ‘feel’, their styles mesh well in the arrangements and their lyrics show a similar take on the world. They’ve been performing in small local venues and fitting Spin in between other work; Alberts, in whose studio it was recorded, also produces original music for video and film. Cottrell has done some commercial music too but now focuses on songwriting.

If you can’t make the concert, order the CD afterwards for $15 at , and give it a spin. The site will also list future performances.

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