1. We're Rockin'
2. Dream With Me
3. Calm Moments
Red Admiral Records
Download: July 2013
We’re Rockin’ the song heading up this EP is the happy co-operation of 2 songwriters who both like Country. Combining the stunning melodies of composer Ferial Harley and the gritty and amusing lyrics of Michael Colley.
After Ferial graduated from High School she attended Music College to study opera and have opera singing lessons. Unfortunately due to a change in circumstances she had to cut the course after a year.
1973 finds her residing in Britain working as an auxiliary nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the following year married and working for The British Council (a Government Agency in London) until 1993.
Upon taking early retirement Ferial and her husband went to live in Philadelphia USA and she returned to music again. Started writing in 2001 and by 2002 some of her songs were included on promotional CDs by Pharaoh International Records in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In 2003 retuned to Sussex England and in 2006, signed 3 melodies with Cringe Music for their production library which are included on the EP.
Michael Colley (Mick)
Mick comes from a long line of musicians. His dad Leslie Colley was a very well known as a singer guitarist who played with the likes of Big Bill Campbell at the end of the war and during the war, sang on the radio broadcast from Henleys Factory, on a programme called "Workers Playtime".
Mick and older brother Brian formed a very successful skiffle band "The Thames Valley Ramblers" who were runners up in the All England Skiffle Competition.In the early 70s when Mick with younger twin brothers,
David and Stephen and friends formed country band The Mavericks in Gravesend Kent , his ambition to get the band to Wembley as a tribute to his late father who died at the age of 45. The Mavericks were very successful with a large following from all over the country and renowned for their comedy on stage, their harmonies and their The Mavericks album, "Country Dream".
The Mavericks went on to be runners up in the Kent and England country Music festival at Wembley and they were regular visitors to Maida Vale Studios in London where they recorded songs for Radio Two Country Club with compare Mr Dave Allen. They later became the backing band for the late great Tex Withers and backed him on the Wembley Stage at the Country Music Festival. So the dream was complete.
Now basically retired in Cornwall Mick is still writing with some success in various genres and is one of Cringe Music’s production Music composers.