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‘Shut off the chatter’ is referring to the ‘little voice’ we have going round in our heads. I was also doing a lot of Cabaret work when originally recording this album and the title ‘Shut off the Chatter’ also referred to the constant talking and chatter in some of the places I performed in. The album is an autobiography of my life from around 1993 to 2004. I revamped the arrangements of all the songs in 2012 and you now hear the latest version. I arrange all the parts using a music sequencer – Cubase and I use the piano as the main source in my composition process. I then take the arrangement into the studio to record vocals and live instruments such as the Saxophone I play on ‘Follow You’ and the Clarinet on ‘Insensitive’. We then mix it and master it – well I leave that to Ian at Whitby Studios and I just listen and instruct ‘louder’ no ‘quieter’…well I suppose it’s a bit more sophisticated than that!