Sheer Joy Music / About
Sheer Joy Music (SJM) is a small Indie label with a big heart for Music, covering a variety of genres including Country, Classical Crossover, Jazz and Pop. We represent the music of lyricist/composer/singer Colin Gordon-Farleigh in particular, his songs being sung by a variety of artists such as Lauralei, Samantha Link, Grace Bawden, Darren Mullan and several Country artists.
About Colin Gordon-Farleigh:
Born in Corsham, Wiltshire in the UK, in 1943, I began writing poetry when I was just eight years old and have had several collections of my poetry published over the years. An ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church of Wales, I have written several hundred Hymns & Worship Songs, particularly over the last twelve years. You can find many of my hymns published on my Facebook hymn page by going to https://www.facebook.com/HymnsByColinGordonFarleigh/
In 2006 I wrote my first song as opposed to the latter, and the first album of my work was released under the title of that song, 'When I'm With You', sung by Susan Marrs. That was in 2007, and since then I have written with a variety of co-writers and there are several albums of my music available.
Perhaps my biggest songs to date are 'If Only I Had Wings' which is due shortly to be recorded for the 7th time; 'When I'm With You'; 'Forever Friend'; 'What Did You Mean' ; 'Wild Horses (Beneath A Raging Moon) and 'A Country Kind of Guy'.
Many of my songs have featured high in the various Charts both in the UK and in the USA, and I have won awards for several of them.
I'm always interested in finding new partners to co-write with, and you can catch up with me on Facebook to make initial contact.
In 2017 I moved to the other side of the microphone to record three songs for a charity fundraiser, and did so as a Bluegrass Traditional Country singer. My album, 'A Little Bit Country' has been well received, and so in 2018 I will be back on Music Row in Nashville to record a full album which will be a mixture of some favourite covers plus some of my own songs.
Thank you for taking the time to read this mini-bio. I really appreciate your support for my musical passion!
I love promoting Country Music songs on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ColinsCountry/ so feel free to post your videos on the page and share them with my followers.