Thursday, 6 April 2023

R.I.P Belle Star

R.I.P Belle Star

Belle my Star's sudden passing has left many of us devastated and heartbroken. I know, he wasn't just my Star. He was a shining Star to so many of us and will be remembered not only for the talented and legendary musician and DJ that he was, but also for being one of the kindest, most generous, and most loving people in this world. His passing is met with a hurricane of grief but of love too.

He was the most glamorous and stylish man I knew. I often wondered how on earth he was able to look so fabulous at rehearsal at 11 am! He was the legs and feet of Lilygun. No one hit that snare drum as loud as he did. He was also an amazing producer and I chuckle to myself now, when I hear his sweet voice saying, "AC, the drums need more air!". He knew how to establish exactly what was important in a mix, how to fine-tweak songs and make them sparkle. He brought out the best in the musicians around him and I feel so incredibly lucky that I had the privilege of performing, recording and working with him for so long.

Though it's difficult to comprehend that we will not see him again, he lives on in the music he made, in the hearts of his friends and family, and in the memories of everyone who knew him. I have learned many things from Belle. One of the most important things that I have learned, is that it's wonderful to leave things we have created in this world behind. But what's more important than that, is the impression we left on others. In the current climate, it matters how we treat others. Kindness matters and no one was kinder than Belle our Star.

Love you forever my dear friend Belle Star, you will never ever be forgotten.


Belle Star - Lilygun - Photography by Harald Haugan
©2011 Haugan Photography

Sunday, 20 December 2020


My dear Lilygun friends and followers,

What an unbelievable year 2020 has been! I hope you have all been ok in these very difficult times we find ourselves in! The music industry has been badly effected by COVID-19, especially the live music scene. I feel very sorry for all the bands, artists, and sound engineers out there trying to continue with their careers. It makes me realise how lucky I have been to have had the times I've had with Lilygun!

I feel at this point, it is important to tell you why I have been inactive with Lilygun in recent years.

Some of you already know, that for the last few years, I have been living a double life! Although I have been seen in public on many occasions, playing Bass in other people's bands, Lilygun has not performed live or released recordings for quite some time.

This is because I began a hobby a few years ago and this hobby has turned into a business! Not just a business, a passion of mine! It's something that merges everything I love, from audio production and composing music and songs, to storytelling and children's books. It's Music Audio Stories!

I create children's music audiobooks like no other! Full orchestral scores and magical soundtracks, catchy sing-along songs and cute stories that teach and uplift little listeners! I have recorded voice-overs with rock stars, actors, and become a narrator myself!

I can't even begin to tell you how much my life has changed, how much I have changed, since I began Music Audio Stories. I have almost become a different person! I still have that rock'n'roll fire in me make no mistake! In fact, my music audiobooks feature names of famous rock stars and references such as a story I have called 'Johnny No Cash', which has a skunk in it called Nancy! :-D

I created my own storytime based on my audiobooks called Storytime with Anna Christina. This has taken me from schools and nurseries (where I first tested my stories with the children), to The Barbican Centre, festivals, and library workshops in London. It was a little like gigging! I started off with small groups of children at public events and over time, I ended up with massive groups of 50 or more children taking part in my Storytime! It was unbelievable! You can read all about it on my website...

Now please don't misunderstand me... This IS NOT the end of Lilygun! There WILL be a third album and more music videos to come! However, I cannot say when I will be able to produce the next recordings as my attention is now fully fixed on Music Audio Stories.

From now on I will only be on these platforms:


Please follow Music Audio Stories here:


If you subscribe here: you will get one of my music audiobooks for free and be added to my mailing list so you can follow my amazing journey and keep in touch with me!

Also, I know that many of you have subscribed to Lilygun's YouTube channel so please subscribe to my Music Audio Stories one here:

I will be posting videos of me and my Storytime on this channel next year! :-)

See you on the bright side...

Farewell for now,