Hardly There

by Richie Setford

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Basically a bundle of two tracks recorded live, one take to tape, at WSLS Studio, Berlin, Sep 2017. Plus an extra track worked on that same year with Ben and Magnus in a studio in Wedding, around the time of Crickets.


released May 31, 2019

Track 1:
Richie Setford - Voice/Guitar
Magnus Bang-Olsen - Piano
Robin Studtrucker - Drums
Erez Frank - Upright Bass
Andres Barlesi - Guitar
Martha Rose - Voice
Milly Blue - Voice

Track 2:
Richie Setford - Voice/Guitar
Magnus Bang-Olsen - Organ
Ben Anderson - Drums
Andres Barlesi - Piano

Engineered by Andres Barlesi. Mastered by Tom Healy.

Track 3:

Richie Setford - Voice/Acoustic Guitar
Magnus Bang-Olsen - E-Guitar/Bass/Synth
Ben Anderson - Drums/Synth

Engineered and produced by The Zenmenn.


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Richie Setford Berlin, Germany

Previously working under the moniker of Bannerman, the New Zealander has spent the last 5 years in Berlin building his reputation as a songwriter's songwriter and session player. He performs with Kat Frankie and is a fully paid up member of The Hole Boys and the Neukölln Country Club, not to mention an all around rough diamond of class and grace. ... more

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Track Name: Act Of A Child
I came by your house
I let myself in, it was unlocked
With a certain respect
There were rooms I didn't check
But you weren't hiding

You're a mystery
You're a scamp
You're above all of the crap
that invades us
every day

I found you on the deck
As proud as one can get
Kind of shameless
And it's your right to defile
And flirt at the sailboats as they pass by

You're a natural
You're a scamp
You're above all of the crap
that invades us
every day

I was startled
I was caught
I was sheepish
I was fraught with emotion
As an equal
As a fan
I collected your sweet hand
And we chatted

You're a baby
You're a scamp
You're above all of the crap
that invades us
every day

Felt you alive in the act of a child
I might not be remembering it right though
Track Name: Oh Great Unknown
Oh great unknown
What shall I ask of thee
Will I find my true love
And will she bury me

I am in no hurry
For a life I can't forsee
I'll find a way to be happier and free

Oh great unknown
Whom to this life I'm bound
I refuse your restrictions
And relinquish no ground

Oh great unknown
What shall I ask of thee
Will I wait without fortune
Or succumb to greed
Track Name: Hardly There
Life ain't no choice my friend
It's every day my friend
You rang to say, my friend
I'm in your dreams again
But in my dreams, my friend
You're never there

I want to sleep my friend
My head to ease, my friend
They say you change, my friend
But I feel the same
And when I go outside my friend
I'm hardly there

Don't let it bring you down too much
And don't let any one tell you it's over

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