FILM & VIDEO
End of Numbers live at the Hyde Tavern, Winchester
The Story Song Scientists (Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier) perform their song End of Numbers from their first EP "Story Song Scientists" live at the Hyde Tavern, Winchester 4th November 2021. This video recorded, filmed and edited by Ben Akers.
Ode To The Man With The Golden Arm- Live
Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier performing Ode To The Man With The Golden Arm live in Oxford A lullaby-like Ode to the Man with the Golden Arm – a homage to an Australian whose blood plasma was found to contain a potent antibody used to create a remarkable treatment (Anti-D) that protected unborn babies. Says Megan: “The man with the golden arm is James Harrison. After discovering that his blood contained a rare antigen to Rhesus Disease, a condition where antibodies in a pregnant woman's blood destroy her baby's blood cells, he decided to donate as much as he could. “HIs donations saved an estimated 2.5 million babies in Australia .This song is an ode to him and his extraordinarily humble altruism.” Harrison gave his last plasma donation in 2018 having donated blood every week for 60 years. Megan plays a custom Fylde Tenor Guitar and Findlay plays a Custom Fylde Ariel guitar called "Jupiter". Recorded using mid-side technique with a Rode NT-2 and a Cascade Audio Fathead.
1800 And Froze To Death
From "The Story Song Scientists" EP "Quantum Lyrics" Written and performed by Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier LYRICS 1800 and Froze to Death Sleeping giant sprung awake / smothering the earth in ash The cloud that changed the course of fate / Merciless the aftermath Contaminated atmosphere / Jack frost threw a tantrum Churned up every icy tear / overstayed his welcome When that fiery mounting reared her head Then the sky turned dark And the sun burned red Eighteen hundred and froze to death The year without a summer Withered winds and bitter sleet / Cropped fields wilt defeated Livestock followed worn out weak / The hungry north retreated Blood shade snowflakes spiraled fall / to land on stiff eye lashes This weather punished one and all / Dust to dust, ashes to ashes Death would come as sweet relief / For millions in distress In Littleport on Spa Fields,/ rioting dispossessed Holed up in Byron’s alpine lodge / With a cellar full of wine from Shelley’s boredom rose a plot / She conjured Frankenstein Eighteen hundred and froze to death Old Tambora rose and said You don’t what’s hit you yet The year without a summer When that fiery mounting reared her head Then the sky turned dark And the sun burned red Eighteen hundred and froze to death The year without a summer
Driving with the Brakes On: Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood
Cover of Del Amitri’s (Justin Currie’s) song Driving with the Brakes on by Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier. Recorded live in Pollokshields, Glasgow during a day off on Story Song Scientists 2019 spring tour. Megan is playing Findlay's Moon Guitar's custom C2 and Findlay is playing 'Coco' Megan's custom Fylde guitar. We recorded it on an iPhone and edited the video with Nexvio's 8mm and Reel Director apps. STORY SONG SCIENTIST PRESS: “Two of the UK’s finest singer songwriters.” Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2 Folk Show “Charming, fascinating and intelligent folk songs… these two voices sound like they were destined to sing together… two clever songwriters who create intriguing songs… and they both have wonderful voices by the way” The Rocking Magpie “Throughout the songs the pair never fail to produce lyrics that resonate…the variety and sheer beauty of the music on offer here is truly outstanding… Two of Britain's finest songwriters together in one package. Not to be missed in my eyes.” Ian Cripps, Fatea Magazine STORY SONG SCIENTIST'S BIOG Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh 2016 and Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier are a few hours into an EFDSS run songwriting retreat. They are outside drinking their 7th coffee of the morning. Napier’s driven nine hours from Glasgow and is a bit wobbly. Henwood’s back from a month long writing trip to Nashville and she is jet lagged and delusional. “Fancy writing a song about maths?” Napier enquires. And so the seed for this songwriting partnership was sewn. Their collaboration has led to the creation of songs about hermit known as The North Pond Phantom, WBAI host Bob Fass’ lifesaving broadcast on 6th Nov 1971, Georg Cantor’s struggle with infinity, maths and God and something about Shepards and leaders. They are yet to write a song about pickup trucks… or beer. If ever an artist called on the elements in her songwriting, it's Megan Henwood. The distinguished English singer-songwriter is far too self-deprecating to describe herself as a force of nature, but her third album River reaffirms her unique ability to create roots music of beguiling purity from what's around her. One of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene Findlay Napier is an insurgent talent that comes on like a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright. Distilled to artful acoustic guitar and Napier's remarkable voice his most recent album "Glasgow" captures the timeless essence of one of the world's great cities.
The Shepherd: Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood
A live version of The Shepherd from Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier's "Story Song Scientists" EP released March 15th 2019 on Dharma Records. Findlay and Megan recorded this during a day off on their March 2019 UK tour. The song is co-written by Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier. LYRICS: The Shepherd (Counting Sheep) In the middle of March the teuchit storm At the corner of spring when the first lambs are born Sun white and staggering, dozy and small The shepherd is there to take care of them all Spindle and the spool, Scour the wild wool, While we’re counting sheep The shepherd he watches and nurtures until Dippings and clippings moved from the hill Sold at the market to be bred or be killed When the teuchit returns, new lambs in the field Wind the wiry fleece, Cutlet fresh to eat While we’re counting sheep But our shepherd wanders far from the herd Cares nothing for nurture only for yield While predators circle our shepherd’s asleep Dogs run among them, scattering sheep Spindle and the spool, Scour the wild wool, While we’re counting sheep Wind the wiry fleece, Cutlet fresh to eat While we’re counting sheep Door slams hard and shuts out the storm The shepherd returns with a lamb in his arms The forces of nature have forced him to nurture, To tend and to care for and be a good farmer.
Acoustic Roots Wigan
Wild Wild Country The Story Song Scientists Live 2019
The Story Song Scientists are Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier. This song, co-written by Fin and Meg, is taken from their debut EP. Recorded live on their 2019 UK tour at St Michael's, Dalton, Lancashire as part of the Acoustic Roots Wigan series of concerts. Catch them on their second UK tour in November 2021.For more information and dates, visit: www.findlaynapier.com/story-song-scientists Live sound by Steven Thornley. Audio mix and video post production by Ian Cleverdon.
'Clouds' V1 - The Story Song Scientists
"Clouds" by The Story Song Scientists (Findlay Napier and Megan Henwood) Taken from their "Quantum Lyrics" EP Out 29/10/2021 The Story Song Scientists are ON TOUR from 02/11/2021 - https://www.storysongscientists.com/tour Listen - https://storysongscientists.lnk.to/XjgJaR Follow - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/storysongsc... Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StorySongSci... Twitter - https://twitter.com/StrySongScience www.storysongscientists.com #storysongscientists #quantumlyrics Lyrics - Float across the ocean of air Look up to Cirrus her locks of white hair We don’t live beneath it We live within Watching it endlessly curve/curl in the wind Mackerel sky, mackerel sky Never long wet and never long dry Silver scales, grey mares tails Make lofty ships carry low sails Splayed out in the meadow, away from the crowds Idle and aimless my head in the clouds Count all the emperors high Kiwinuka's looming, he sparks as he sighs Ribbons and steeples, pillars burst through Daydream in pastels, refresh and renew- Zepherous paints, she gives them away, What a beautiful method of wasting the day Crystals cascading through blankets of blue The splendour, the rainbow, majestic the view Stock footage provided by Tim Newton-Syms, Marcelo Braga, John Fowler, APOD Videos, Davide Simoneth, Sarbyn, Big Dave Diode, Adam Gulkis https://archive.org/