Michael Frazer. Songsmith.


A new stripped-back piano and vocal recording of a song from my first album, Nowhere Is Here. 

This is one of my favourite song from that album, I think it really stands up in this acoustic version.

(Released 26th April 2024)

I Want You

An off-beat celebration of imperfect love in an imperfect world.

A simple, upbeat, acoustic-based song with some great hooks.  I really enjoyed planning and shooting the video for this one.

(Released 24th Feb 2023)

To Get You Off My Mind (Whistling Song)

A fast driving power pop song about infatuation.

Catchy riffs, and simple melodies drive this song relentlessly on to a cliff-edge where it drops you into the beautifully wistful relief of whistling and guitar. 

(Released 26th Feb 2021)

Cover art for 'To Get You Off My Mind (Whistling Song)

UnplugGed 2020

I was invited to take part in the Unplugged On The Couch sessions set up by Oli from Germany’s Radio TFSC. 

It was an invitation I almost declined, having never performed solo before with just an acoustic guitar.  However, sometimes you have to just have to jump in.  The Unplugged 2020 E.P. features acoustic versions of six songs from my first two albums.

the fish that swallowed the moon

I spent a few years creating and recording the songs for this, my second album: the fish that swallowed the moon. Released on the 12th October 2018.

It’s a solo  piece of work.  This time however, I called in the professionals to mix and master it. Between them, Brian Reeves and Pete Maher have an amazing body of work.  Brian did a great job mixing, giving everything a place, and space to be heard. And Pete’s mastering renders the songs in a warm, quality soundscape. 

nowhere is here

My first solo album. Some fond memories of creating these songs in an incredibly pressured timescale, on some very basic, but good equipment.  Decent sound too, considering. 

I originally put this album out under the name of ‘redhouse’ in 2000.  Now I’ve taken it back under my own name.


Nowhere is Here - cover shot




Michael Frazer. Songsmith?  I chose this word carefully, though it has a slightly pretentious ring to it.

What do I mean by it?  When I work on a song, I generally don’t sit at an instrument and ‘write’ it.  Though that has happened on some songs, like Sister Lisa.   Most of my songs come to me while Im doing something else.  North came to me when driving home, I Want You came while I was working on the house. 

After I get the idea, they just keep on evolving as I audition ideas, and instruments and structures.  So I feel they are smithy’d out rather than written … hence Michael Frazer. Songsmith.