Recommended by Daniel Austin – Director

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN by The Mamas and the Papas (1965)

Sticking with a 60s theme for my song recommendations for today – and perhaps because I was born in 66 – this song is reminiscent of Sunday mornings throughout the 70s with my Dad playing his LP collection: Elton John, Steeleye Span, T Rex and this…

I used the song as the play-out music in my 1995 community theatre production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at South Hill Park in Bracknell; it is hugely reminiscent of this time in the 90s as a teacher, director and actor…

There is something both inspirational and nostalgic about the tone of this song with both the melody and the lyrics.