Good evening everybody.
Just thought I’d put up a sneaky little photo of myself (looking my very best, of course!) before James and Susan notice what I’m doing!
My name is Humphrey Smellington Smythe and, before I introduce you to The Todalie Stories, I thought you would all like to hear a little bit about me; I am the main character after all!
Now, we’ll have to be very quiet about this because if they find out I’ve put up this post before ‘The Todalie Stories’ go live on 31st March, I’m going to be in big trouble indeed!
As you can see, I am a very handsome young chap and I expect to be far more famous than any of the characters in the stories, as is my right, of course!
I have a rather nice voice and narrate the stories beautifully. In fact, I don’t think you need to bother about any of the other characters; all you have to do is listen to me and……….Oh no!…..here they come….have to sign off….I’ll be back soon for more about the wonderful ME…….Cheerio…..
Published by James Blennerhassett
I am a session bassist and contemporary composer based in Ireland, most of my studio work these days is done from my own studio via Dropbox etc. I am also a member of Derek Ryan's touring band.
I play Double bass and Bass guitar and most recently a derivative of the Chapman Stick, the NS Stick and several other instruments when I must :-)
I have two solo instrumental albums on release called "End of a longer day" and "A small shadow" and my sister Susan and I are currently writing and recording a series of Audiodramas/Books called the The Todalie Stories, a series for kids of all ages including adults that refuse to grow up. comprising Text, Audio & Illustrations (by Vitya Malirsh), inspired by special people, the unseen little folk, and other fantastic creatures that inhabit the woods, streams and lakes on this island .
The stories explore the concept of triumph over adversity and illustrate the importance of inclusiveness, the powerful impact of community spirit, bringing together disparate groups to achieve a common goal in a respectful inclusive space.
The first story (abridged) is available as a Podcast called The Todalie Stories on all good podcast providers and on www.todalie.com.
During lockdown I completed a course in Music Composition for Games in Pulse and Griffith College Dublin, and am currently involved in several exciting writing projects so watch this space!
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