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Maybe Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow, the debut release from Bingham Willoughby, on Hurry Up Comfort Records, introduces
us to a singer-songwriter, at the height of his craft.  His songs offer us intimate glimpses into a world of hushed confidences,
strived for goals, loss, and then hard-won redemption. Confessional raw emotions, intersecting with wry humor--sometimes in
the same song--it's no wonder that Bing's lyrics have been described as "cinematic."  

Bing's music has drawn comparisons to the Smiths, Roy Orbison, Lloyd Cole, Neil Young and the Byrds.  Once being boldly
proclaimed as:  "Belle & Sebastian, meets Dylan."    

"The mere fact that people have compared me, to artists who I consider to be rock-poets--I just find humbling.  Being told your
guitar playing reminds someone of Johnny Marr or your lyrics make them think of Dylan--that makes all the hard work you put
into the writing and recording, really worthwhile.  The goal of every single person who makes a record is, for it to hit people on
an emotional level, and when you're presented with evidence that you've succeeded--it's just very gratifying."
Bingham Willoughby decided to take full responsibility for his new solo CD, so he left the big city of Toronto and moved to
the country where living is easy, and began work on Maybe Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow. An impressive collection of songs,
Bing played all the instruments as well as producing, engineering and even the CD artwork. He is related to the poet Richard
Lovelace, a seventeenth century Cavalier and metaphysical poet.

Sweet Talk, the opening track will be the next Lou Reed hit if he gets to it first. The tracks are adventurous, brutally unleashing
a lot of backed-up self-examination that comes across as playful rather than self indulgent. I  like the drumming and I am a
harsh critic of beating on plastic with trees by nature.

Evil Words, My Swan Song, Little Cloud, And Happiness, Fall Now and Hurry Up Comfort, all showcase Bing's voice as an
instrument suited to his writing which may very well be the most divisive component of his music. When You're Up You're Up,
Amber, and Friends, is so clearly Bing, providing such a specific kind of pleasure, that it might as well come with a trademark
symbol attached to each line.

What If You Had Chosen Me?, The North Light and Some Will Build are some of my personal favorite tracks; exceedingly
diverse: moodwise. It is alternately, romantic, personal, rocking, and epic, with each mood individually represented by its
own melodic approach, lyrical imagery, and vocal delivery. When Is Long Enough and It Happened By Chance are equally
involving and intriguing with poetic imagery that brings to mind Dylan in his  many diverse and always creative early stages.


The guitar work and production is reminisent of JJ Cale and Neil Young on several songs in this new batch, and since few
artists have made such a virtue out of minimal arrangements, Bing is sitting pretty. Cale is all about less is more, too.
Cale's only advice to me when I joined up with him was, the licks I didn't play would be the best licks I would ever play for him.

After The World is the closing track. Honest, inspired and the emotional climax of Maybe Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow. Bing
has a great beginning with this groundbreaking work. And I can tell you he has a great sense of humor and is passionate
about his craft and it shows. I am a fan and give this CD a 5 drumsticks up! A truly gifted Canadian songwriter and my new
golf partner. That's only if either of us ever learn to play. FORE!


Gary Alien (The Charlie Daniels Band/JJ Cale/Stonewall Jackson)

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Creemore, Canada – Remember when music was an inno...
Creemore, Canada – Remember when music was an innocent account of true life? Singer-songwriter Bingham Willoughby’s
debut EP, Maybe not Today, Maybe Tomorrow, was released early last month on Hurry up Comfort Records and brings that
innocence back. The album features solo performances by the artist that have been described as, “Belle and Sebastian meets
Bob Dylan.” – The Micawbers

Each track is a journey into your past; songs like Amber and Sweet Talk remind you of the bitterness in love and Hurry up
Comfort begs for a warm fire and hot chocolate. The album itself is void of the industry “cleanliness” and is sure to add clarity
and freshness to your music collection.

“Bing will admit freely to the existence of some bumpy bits–that’s what his songs are for, to relay these stories and impressions.
Bing feels the music speaks more eloquently than a bio necessarily can. His story is the story of this music; so with that in mind
Bingham Willoughby, cordially and wholeheartedly invites everyone to give his music a listen, “Maybe Not Today, Maybe
Tomorrow” is available now.”


Maybe Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow, the debut release from
Bingham Willoughby, on Hurry Up Comfort Records, introduces us to a singer-songwriter, at the height of his craft.  His songs
offer us intimate glimpses into a world of hushed confidences, strived for goals, loss, and then hard-won redemption.
Confessional raw emotions, intersecting with wry humor--sometimes in the same song--it's no wonder that Bing's lyrics have
been described as "cinematic."  

Bing's music has drawn comparisons to the Smiths, Roy Orbison, Lloyd Cole, Neil Young and the Byrds.  Once being boldly
proclaimed as:  "Belle & Sebastian, meets Dylan."    

"The mere fact that people have compared me, to artists who I consider to be rock-poets--I just find humbling.  Being told your
guitar playing reminds someone of Johnny Marr or your lyrics make them think of Dylan--that makes all the hard work you put
into the writing and recording, really worthwhile.  The goal of every single person who makes a record is, for it to hit people on
an emotional level, and when you're presented with evidence that you've succeeded--it's just very gratifying."  

The story of Maybe Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow, is a bit like one of Bingham's songs, in that it definitely was a discernible
journey; from his tenure as a rock player, to the discovery of the challenges and rewards of acoustic performance.  When he
started singing his songs, whilst self-accompanying, it opened the door to a process that was finally, fully realized in Maybe Not
Today, Maybe Tomorrow.  And after several beginnings, Bing, finally ended up making it truly a solo enterprise.  He produced,
engineered, arranged and played all the instruments on the album.  This was not so much a plan, as the aforementioned
evolution. He knew that, for the full distillation of this particular vision, his only avenue was to do everything himself.  

"It might sound a little strange, but I felt that every aspect of this record, had to be my responsibility.  That's not to say that I
don't respect the playing of other people, because I do, but for some reason, on an emotional level--I needed to say:  
everything you hear--I did.  It made for a more complicated process, but I knew that when I was done, I could stand back and
say:  at this particular time, this is the mark I have chosen to leave."  

Bing's personal stamp is evident, in every aspect of Maybe Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow, from the chiming guitars, to the
subtle brushwork and the atmospheric keys.  You can tell it's the undiluted vision of one very creative person.

Maybe Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow, evokes memories of musical sounds from the past, from the warm, enveloping bass
guitar to the otherworldly, bell-like tones of the Rhodes piano.  When combined, with the sound of his finger style acoustic, the
production echoes a lot of great retro touchstones, while reworking them all into what can only be described as a modern
sensibility. When all this is fused to Bingham's, at times, literate, lyrical preoccupations, the end result provides the listener with
a thought-provoking and evocative musical experience.  Some have equated listening to Bing's songs, as feeling like they are
being told secrets.  The secret being told is, that there is music and poetry dwelling, in our everyday experience.  

"I strive in my lyric writing, to achieve a 'conversational' tone, because I think what's valuable and meaningful, comes from what
happens between people in these; their unguarded moments.  I think of my songs as a dialogue between myself and the
listener, I'm trying to present some of my unguarded moments and communicate through them.  I place the utmost value in
what the listener interprets the songs to mean.  I don't feel that anything poetic, ever has an absolute concrete meaning.  I
really feel that people's impressions can, and often will--alter over time, and if something resonates--it will transform.  I want the
listener to arrive at their own conclusions, and I place the greatest value on what people evoke for themselves.  I get a thrill
from finding out what people take from my songs.  At times I've been so surprised and delighted at what someone has taken
from a song it transforms me a little.  I'm just telling some stories.  Not every story needs an ending."

Instrumentation
Bingham Willoughby--acoustic guitar and voice

Discography
"Maybe Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow", 2010
LINKS:

For more information, please visit Bing's site at:  www.binghamwilloughby.com

Sonicbids Page:  www.sonicbids.com/binghamwilloughby

MySpace Page:  www.myspace.com/binghamwilloughby

Send e-mail to Bingham at  bingham.willoughby@gmail.com
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