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Cardboard Engine (acoustic versions)

by Gary Johnstone

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Leanne Absolutely fantastic album, made even better in acoustic. One of the best singer/songwriters I have had the pleasure of listening to! super super talented!
Thanks Gary for sharing your talent with us.
Leanne x
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shavaughn688 My all time favourite still remains 'The taste of Ice' 😁 but loving all the extra sounds added especially the strings you have added to the songs. Love what you have done with Hypocondriac and Cardboard Engine especially and bonus Enough for everyone beautiful song x Favorite track: The Taste of Ice (acoustic version).
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Voni One if not THE best singer songwriter in Scotland. Phenomenal lyricist, relatable, core trembling guitar skills that rock yet soothe you on a cellular level. A real gem.

'I know who I am' is my favourite from Cardboard Engine, top song with a mega guitar solo.

Currently writing this whilst awaiting the acoustic Cardboard Engine release but I already know I'm in love with it. Like a penpal you know well but not yet met. It won't disappoint. Keep up the great work Gary.

Much love, Voni ✌
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The original version of Cardboard Engine was released in April 2018. Recorded at Venice of the North studios in Glasgow it was the first studio album we recorded as a band, and featured what became some of our most popular songs including The Taste of Ice, How To Steal A Heart and the title track.

During lockdown 2020 I got so comfortable with these songs acoustically (as requested by some of the regulars on the Facebook live streams - you know who you are :-D) that we decided to put together an acoustic version of the album.


released November 20, 2020

All songs written and produced by GJ

Percussion on 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 & 12 by Gibby
Bass and backing vocals on 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 & 12 by Dean


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Gary Johnstone Glasgow, UK

Guitarist, songwriterist and singist from Dumfriesshire in Scotland, UK

Normally seen playing around Scotland in covers band Three Card Trick. Started putting out my own music and touring round Europe and the States under my own name in 2015. Thanks for checking out my tunes. ... more

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