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Templeton showcases the songwriting of Michael Charles Dirksen, who having played with various bands since the early 90's, has built up a catalogue of songs that spans many genres. From playing with punk outfits, to folk music, exploring jazz, reggae and classical composers, Michael has slowly moulded his sound into what he likes to call 'ambient rock'. Having completed the construction of a recording studio, Templeton is free to dive deeper into the musical abyss to see whats on the other side. No live performances are scheduled yet, but all studio albums are available on major music sites.
Hey folks we're still here, just been rather busy promoting the new album and creating some new visuals for some of our favorite Templeton tunes. Please visit our gallery or youtube page to find the new videos. On the songwriting side it's been a little dry, but we have many old demo's from the archives rearing the ugly little heads at the moment, who knows?
Hey dear friends, we've put up two new videos on this page for my and your amusement. The video for "Galactic Rider" was masterly crafted by my friend Paul Helmig who hails from Misourri in the States. I felt inspired by his work and with the help of the talented Cherie Roe Dirksen created a visual for the song "Stop Star", we hope you enjoy! Other news in Templeton land is that our song "Anticipation Frustration" has been recieving a fair amount of airplay on various radio stations. We are also working on piecing a set together for live performance, will post more on you tube in the following weeks.... Till then, shine on me hearties xx
Yes Folks the new album is complete and available. I have made 7 mp3's available as free downloads for a limited period. The full album is available for download at Amazon.com or at cdbaby . Other download sites such as itunes will follow shorlty. The physical cd will be available shortly on various music sites, but it is now available on our store page for $12 including shipping...hey now that's a deal! We have written an in depth album review on our Blog page , a users guide so to …
We are applying the last little tweeks to our new project before sending it off to the distributors. It has been quite a daunting task and my ears are feeling rather saturated at the moment, which means it's time to let this bird fly...
Templeton will be featured in a new magazine "The Rhythmic Lounge" which will be out in June. Follow this link to order a copy...http://therhythmicloungemagazine.weebly.com/ They will feature up-and-coming indie artists as well as some more well known names, so please support!
We are working on an in-depth album review, which will be posted on our blog page in the next few days, 'Til then folks...
10 Songs complete....the last one giving me the run around, cheeky bugger!
9 Songs down and cover art finished, off to the printers...heeeha!
8 songs in the bag...
7 Songs in the Bag...
Hey folks, hope you all enjoyed your long weekend and that the easter bunny was kind to you..
Just a quick update on things Templeton side...We are in the "mastering " phase of our album and seem to be knocking down a song a day. The front cover design is also now complete. We hope for completion by the end of April. The album then has to be packaged and sent for distribution. I will however be posting a few of the new songs on our site for your perusal... so watch this space....
The end is near....I see light!
Yikes people, well it's been a while since our last post. The new album has been taking it's toll on everyday chores and routine. It's a bit of a monster that has wrapped it's claws around our 3d being at this stage. We have been sifting through this two year session of the recording process and narrowing down the songs that will be featured on the new album, which at this moment is titled "Head Space", the odd ones out ( although I love them all) will feature as B-side singles or a …
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