I’ve been singing what might be called “Downton-era duets” with soprano Sarah Dacey, arranger and fixer and all-round clever gal and member of the Juice vocal ensemble.
We had a lot of fun with a couple of Edwardian-era duet books, and then got together with pianist Charles Economou in a 12th century church in Perivale, dressing up, taking photos, and recording to see what we sounded like. I think we sound all right! Do have a listen! And below, a change of clothing.
It’s been a while since I updated my ‘forthcoming gigs’ list because I have been sitting down and writing. More on that if I sell the result! A few months will tell, but I’ve done what amounts to a book. It is, (no surprise here), about singing.
On another Downton note, two musicians I work regularly with, Nicholas Ball and Jon Butterfield, will be featured in the jazz-club scene in the current series of that wildly-popular television programme.
And another project is taking my time: a CD of World War I songs, out next year!
In the meantime, if you like Sarah’s voice, and would like an unforgettable, fascinating evening, do attend her ensemble’s tenth anniversary bash. It will be unlike any you’ve ever experienced. Just don’t expect it to sound anything like what you hear here!