Aaron Yorke

FRESH: ‘Difficult Year’ – Aaron Yorke

Aaron Yorke remembers a “Difficult Year”

Worcester based acoustic, folk-pop singer and songwriter Aaron Yorke releases his new single, “Difficult Year”, today, as he remembers a very difficult year for us all in 2020. The song is Aaron’s fifth and final release of this year and is a piano driven ballad with power vocals with the accompaniment of a duo of strings, sung and produced with heart and soul from Aaron to us all.

Aaron tells us of the song: “This year will always be remembered as the moment the whole world stood still. For me it is also the moment I made some changes for the better, and never looked back”. Aaron made his first steps in the industry back in 2006 with the album, “Taking The Time To Heal”. With plenty of radio play and live performances, Aaron received the award of ‘Best Unplugged Act 2007’. He then went onto support Leona Lewis, Scouting For Girls, and McFly at the BRMB Christmas lights show, and also performed live on BBC Children in Need in Birmingham, and headlining the BarFly.

Aaron then turned his craft to music production. Despite the shift from live gigging to the studio, he still regularly uploaded tracks to radio stations and has so far performed live for both Worcester and Birmingham shows BBC Introducing show. He released his album, “Lion”, in 2016 and the following year his track “Fireman” made it onto the Best of BBC Introducing where he got to perform a live set at LakeFest. Aaron made his return proper in 2020 with the song “Satellites”.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!