Blue Macaw
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Recordings

All recordings © Chris Busietta.

All MP3s listed on this site for download or streaming may be distributed freely as long as they are not sold either seperately or as part of a compilation CD. Unauthorised duplication, broadcast and public performance are prohibited for all other tracks from the album.

22nd August, 2016: Click here to go to the new video (Postcard from Québec)!

Discography:

Growing up in love (2016) [Lyrics]

Growing up in love is Blue Macaw's third album - a progressive folk-rock song cycle covering the joys and pains of becoming your own person, chasing your dream, finding the one you love and walking through life with this person.

The songs are linked seamlessly without a break, like a folk version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Moving away from the hard rock elements of previous albums, this album is more inspired by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley with jazz and classical influences. The mood ranges from folk, rock, folk rock, jazz fusion, twelve tone music to experimental a capella. Skillful nylon-string guitar playing is mixed with harmonica and classical singing, with touches of flute, electric guitar, keyboard, drums, bass and reflective lyrics that tell a story from start to finish.

A perfect CD to sit down to for 45 minutes!

The featured song Postcard from Québec can be streamed in full below or direct from SoundCloud.

Interludes by the Sea (2014)

Interludes by the Sea is the second album from award-winning opera and music theatre performer, Christopher Busietta, under the moniker Blue Macaw.

It is an eclectic journey of original music ranging from hard rock, heavy metal through to country, folk and arrangements of opera arias to themes of love, hope, fear and disappointment set by the sea.

Guest musicians on several tracks include members of the live band: Geeta Abad (Violin), Mehmet Ali Yucel (Viola) & Lou Paquin (Bassoon) as well as former Myopia guitarist Nick Busietta (Guitar and Vocals).

The featured songs A Pirate Sea Shanty (featuring Geeta Abad on Violin), Death Row and Una furtiva lagrima (with Lou Paquin on Bassoon) can be streamed in full below or direct from SoundCloud.

The Shadows (2011) [Lyrics]

The Shadows is Christopher Busietta's self-composed debut album recorded between 2000 and 2001. This is a dark, guitar-based progressive rock album that will spin you in all directions, yet without getting lost along the way. Styles ranging from acoustic rock and alternative rock peppered with flamenco and classical guitar, heavy metal, electronica and touches of flute and piano. Think Jeff Buckley crossed with Tea Party, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, Ween and even Nine Inch Nails.

The featured songs Happy Somewhere, Silence and Swift (with lyrics provided by Michele Zappavigna) can be streamed in full below or direct from SoundCloud.

MP3s

Music Videos

Postcard from Québec
From the album Growing up in love.
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Busietta


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums

Directed by Christopher Busietta.
Filmed by Christopher Busietta, Lou Paquin, Geeta Abad & Hélène Lachance.


(c) 2016, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.
A pirate sea shanty
From the album Interludes by the sea.
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Busietta


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Geeta Abad: Violin.

Directed by Christopher Busietta.
Filmed by Christopher Busietta, Kelly Bramstedt, Geeta Abad, Mehmet Ali Yucel, Giulio Caselli & Lou Paquin.


(c) 2014, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.
Death Row
From the album Interludes by the sea.
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Busietta


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Geeta Abad: Violin
Mehmet Ali Yücel: Viola
Lou Paquin: Bassoon.

Directed by Christopher Busietta.
Filmed by Christopher Busietta & Geeta Abad.


(c) 2014, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.
Una Furtiva Lagrima
From the album Interludes by the sea.
Music by Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Lyrics by Felice Romani (1788-1865)


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitar
Lou Paquin: Bassoon.

Directed by Christopher Busietta.
Filmed by Christopher Busietta & Giulio Alvise Caselli.


(c) 2014, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.
The making of "Postcard from Québec".
From the album Growing up in love.
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Busietta


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums

Directed by Christopher Busietta.
Filmed by Christopher Busietta, Lou Paquin, Geeta Abad & Hélène Lachance.

(c) 2016, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.
The making of "Death Row".
From the album Interludes by the sea.
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Busietta


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Geeta Abad: Violin.
Mehmet Ali Yücel: Viola.
Lou Paquin: Bassoon.

Directed by Christopher Busietta.
Filmed by Christopher Busietta & Geeta Abad.

Official music video to be released on 20th May 2014!

(c) 2014, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.
The making of "A pirate sea shanty".
From the album Interludes by the sea.
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Busietta


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Geeta Abad: Violin.

Directed by Christopher Busietta.
Filmed by Christopher Busietta & Kelly Bramstedt.

Official music video to be released on 29th January 2014!

(c) 2014, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.

Live Videos

Happy Somewhere
From the album The Shadows.
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Busietta


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitar

Recorded live @ Neruda Kulturcafé.
17th February 2013.

(c) 2013, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.
Swift
From the album The Shadows.
Music by Christopher Busietta. Lyrics by Michele Zappavigna.


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitar
Lou Paquin: Recorder.

Recorded live @ Neruda Kulturcafé.
Monday 16th July 2012.

(c) 2012, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.
Hurricane
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan arr. Christopher Busietta and the Folk Orchestra.


Christopher Busietta: Vocals, Guitar
Mehmet Ali Yücel: Viola, Vocals
Lou Paquin: Bassoon, Vocals

Recorded live @ Neruda Kulturcafé.
17th February 2013.

(c) 2013, Christopher Busietta. All rights reserved.

Special thanks to Dietmar Liehr for his video recording.