Stones Throw from Home
- Artist: Isaac Paddon & the Tides
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/17/2007
Originally from manly, Australia on Sydney's northern beaches, Isaac developed a love of music at a young age. He later settled on the Gold Coast where he learned to play guitar, surfing through the day and writing songs in beach car parks, or where ever he had a piece of paper and some sort of guitar. Emerging onto the music scene in 2003 as a roots rock artist, Isaac delivered a first taste of his music to listeners with the independent release of his first ep HERE COMES THE SUN. The title track off the ep, a song written on a camping trip, sings about a typical Australian east coast camping scene, picturing surfing, storms, sun, sand and enjoying a beer around a campfire with friends. A scene which has influenced a lot of Isaacs's life and music. In January 2006 Isaac then independently released his second CD; a full length album entitled A STONES THROW FROM HOME. Since then Isaac's songs have been added as sound tracks to a small cast of surf films including Joseph Ryan's 2006 long board film MOVING ON. ABC radio and community airways have also received Isaac's music well. Isaacs heritage stems a lot from a Caribbean back ground,and while reggae music plays a big role in Isaacs music taste, he also mixes blues, country, rock and folk into his songs, reflecting some of the many styles which he loves to listen to and is influenced by. Ultimately it is Isaac's voice and the simplicity of his tunes that has attracted many to his songs, one of which is pleasantly easy to listen to, both Isaac with a band or playing solo stripped back to just an acoustic guitar and a voice. Isaac bases most of his playing around acoustic instruments and prefers to keep things with a raw stripped back sound both in recording and playing live. He also adds indigenous instruments into his sound at times, like the didgeridoo, and Caribbean steel drums.