Guy Fawkes the Musical – this was a big one! 6 years of work, 27 songs, 12 piece band, West End performers including Adam Pearce (Les Miserables Film, Sunset Boulevard, Prince of Egypt); Francesca Leyland (Les Miserables); Waylon Jacobs (Hamilton) and Sandy Grigelis (Sister Act, Now 80’s) all on a beautifully designed Double-CD with 12 page booklet. Thanks to everyone who has been involved – it’s been a great project. Released 5th November 2020.
Orchestrated, recorded and mixed by Mike Saunders at The Playroom, Arundel and mastered at Abbey Road, by award winning engineer, Andy Walter. Music written by Ben Durkin and the script by Terry Newman. Lyrics by Terry Newman and David T Rolleston.
Further details of the orchestration and recording process here.
More details here: www.guyfawkesmusical.co.uk
Trees Big Band it is a contemporary jazz orchestra led by bassist, composer, arranger and orchestrator Terry Pack containing some of the finest jazz musicians from South East England and beyond. Back in 2017 they launched their first album Heart Of Oak as a CD/DVD combination to critical acclaim in the national press. Numbering over forty players the band is also known locally as the ‘The Unfeasibly Big Band’. The source of almost all of their material comes from within the band itself, always giving them a fresh and immediate feel. Sometimes after a highly successful first release it is difficult to match it the second time around. For this band there has been no such problem, if anything the content here is even more vibrant and has an enhanced modernistic feel about it. Recorded, mixed and mastered here at The Playroom, Arundel. More information: www.treesensemble.org
Dee Palmer (Jethro Tull) released this album of her own songs. Many elements were recorded here at the Playroom, final mixing was done here too by the producer. Dee says: ‘After fifty years in the music business and having worked largely with other people’s music – albeit interspersed with commissions for film and television scores and the occasional, more serious, Cantata, String Quartet, etc – it seemed appropriate to write, record and offer up (particularly to those who have supported my work) an album of original songs, most of which were inspired by events and observations in my life hitherto.’
Lots of great information here:- https://missdeepalmer.com
The Tom Fitzpatrick Band – The Very Best Of Sinatra. A great collection of classics. Recorded mixed and mastered here at The Playroom, Arundel.
More Tom Fitzpatrick Band information here:- http://tomfitzpatrickuk.com