The Bluenose Won (2021)
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the launch of Bluenose (1921-2021) and in appreciation of her exemplary accomplishments.
Melody, lyrics and lead vocals by Judi Cleveland.
Music production, instrumentation and background vocals by Robbie Smith.
Illustrations and animation concept by Judi Cleveland.
Video animation and graphic design by Alex Buchanan.
We Stayed the Blazes (2021)
This song is intended to honour and thank Premier McNeil on his retirement, as well as Doctors Strang and Barrett, on jobs well done during this pandemic. It is hoped that it may instill pride in, and appreciation for, all Nova Scotians who have worked so hard during the past difficult year, as well as, provide a positive boost for our collective spirit going forward. I hope you enjoy!
The Songcrafters – Interwoven – Virtual Launch (2020)
You are cordially invited to this virtual launch of the Songcrafters’ album “Interwoven” as we pay tribute to the life and musicianship of the late Robbie Smith and share original songs and the stories of how they came to be. Physical copies of the “Interwoven” CD are available at HarbourTone Productions for purchase. Contact Alex if interested through email (email@example.com).
The Universal Woman (2018)
Through a blend of illustration, poetry and song, this video is intended to shed light upon the oppressive, unequal and abusive conditions under which many woman exist around the globe and to stimulate intelligent, positive and dignified discussion as to how those conditions might be improved.
The figure is genderless, colourless and borderless. It illustrates “thought” as it progresses from the darkness of force to the lightness of peace, changing what is…to what is possible. The hope is, through true awareness, understanding and genuine recognition of a malignant, systemic societal problem, laws and minds will change to make our world a safer, more productive place for all to live. Feel free to SHARE and cast light.
Judi Cleveland – songwriter (lyrics and melody), performer, illustrator
Alex Buchanan – music producer and engineer, video producer and editor, pianist, organist, bassist
Lisa Buchanan – background vocalist
Allan Crosby – drummer
Melissa Strachan-Boutin – artistic contributor
Music and video produced at HarbourTone Productions in Shelburne, NS.