Hi – welcome!
So what’s new in 2016? Well, these songs by Ben Dawson for a start! Taking social media as their theme, they speak about relationships, being a musician, and the very act of BEING ONLINE. Incidentally, Ben not only wrote the music and the words, but he’s also the pianist extraordinaire..
I really enjoyed being one of 13 solo singers who each recorded a song for the debut album by the London Gay Big Band, ‘Brave’. And along with 3 female singing colleagues I recorded the theme tune for ITV’s second series of ‘Home Fires’. (We did series 1’s theme tune as well.)
As for live concerts, with Synergy Vocals this year I’ve sung Steve Reich’s music in Germany, Hungary and Australia (at the Sydney Opera House, no less!), the Berio Sinfonia in Freiburg and Berlin, and a gig in Poland with ‘These New Puritans’. And on 6 November we’ll sing several Reich works with the LSO in the big Reich birthday celebrations at the Barbican in London.
Now, for your listening and viewing pleasure, here are some clips from one of the Julie Andrews concerts I did with Benjamin Pope and Sinfonia Lahti. Or if you’d like to have a listen to some little snippets from my mellow album gentle rain, please go right ahead..