About

   A great shot of me by the extremely talented Toby Forage from a gig a few years ago.

My name is Chuck Smeeton – media guy, muso, surfer, dad – and finally after many years I’ve started doing basic recordings of my original songs. The Cavan Project is what I’ve created as a home for these songs, and a bunch of other stuff. I’m primarily a bass player but try my best at all the other instruments in these tracks!

In 2012 I commenced a goal of trying to write and record at least one song from scratch each month – sometimes it comes easily, sometimes it’s a real challenge, but I love the discipline it creates. I managed to complete the year, but it was so much fun that I’ve decided to keep it rolling for as long as I can.

The idea of this site is to capture the process, share ideas and hopefully learn a thing or two along the way. Of course it’ll also be a place where I put anything else that interests me (that’s why I made a “Stuff” category in the nav bar). In fact over the past year or so I’ve refined the kind of content I put up with the addition of lists probably the main thing. I’ve always loved lists in any form, and it’s a bunch of fun coming up with ideas and presenting the results.

Oh, and Cavan Project? It’s named after the street I live on and the “project” of creating the monthly songs.

Enjoy!

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