Leeford Village

By Michael Braccia and Jon Markes

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Leeford Village episode 77: The patter of tiny feet | Express & Star (expressandstar.com)

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Second Chance

Acoustic duo -  ballads, covers and folk

BCR_Interview_230622_Part One
00:00 / 21:46


I have written a song based on the short story ‘Goodbye’ written by my Leeford Village co-author, Jon Markes.

Jon and I collaborated with the musician / producer, Bruford Low, to make a recording of the song, ‘Did you think of me’.  I provided the vocals and played acoustic guitar, Jon played bass guitar, with Bruford on keyboards / percussion.

The song can be listened to below and the story can be read on Youtube here

The acoustic version of 'Did you think of me' is on ‘Second Chance songs' here

Did You Think Of Me
00:00 / 04:44
BCR_Interview_230622_Part Two
00:00 / 24:51


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No Place Like Gnome

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Sandy and Danny | Michael Braccia

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