“Margaritas On The Lawn” is inspired by the work of the great war photographer Robert Capa, Boo’s love of good journalism and his encounters with one journalist who had lost their way. “I don’t think many of us set out to be bad, unprincipled or uncaring,” says Boo, “but how easily even our most cherished ideals can become compromised when we settle for an easy life.”
Boo released a demo version of this song exactly eight years ago. It was his first release on any platform and I think it surprised a few people – not least Boo himself! Most parts have been re-recorded for the single, including the lead vocal, but some original bits and pieces have survived the cull. It has also been mixed and mastered by talented industry pro Carl Rosamond (The Wedding Present, CUD, Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Charlatans, British Sea Power, The Vaccines, Rag’n’Bone Man).
The track features Roger Kinder on lead guitar. An old friend and band-mate from away back, Roger was instrumental in getting Boo going as a singer-songwriter. Following a chance encounter at a party back in 2014, Rog invited Boo to his home studio, where he encouraged him to crack on with his faltering attempts to write some songs.“I couldn’t get a single song finished”, says Boo, “but Rog’s positivity and energy really got me inspired. Working with Rog again was the kick up the arse I desperately needed”.
“Margaritas on the Lawn” is dedicated to Boo’s nephew James Sutcliffe.