London Gay Big Band (LGBB) has teamed up with thirteen of the UK’s leading jazz vocalists to record their debut album ‘Brave’ at Abbey Road Studios.
London Gay Big Band (LGBB) has teamed up with thirteen of the UK’s leading vocalists to record their debut album ‘Brave’ at Abbey Road Studios. The album is a unique collaboration between the LGBT community group and some of the UK’s finest jazz voices, West End stage and TV. This is the first time this group of leading singers feature together on one album.
The recording contains thirteen vocal tracks, featuring Clare Teal, Claire Martin, Ian Shaw, Emma Hatton, Sharon D. Clarke, La Voix, Ria Jones, Paul Robinson, Sarah Moule, Rachel Weston, Stephen Duffy, Lara De Belder & Crawford McInally-Kier.
Peter Jay, Musical Director of the LGBB commented, “the idea behind the album was to create an entirely unique offering that has never been done before on the traditional jazz scene. Bringing together vocalists from so many different genres and musical backgrounds on one album has resulted in a completely fresh and distinct record, unlike anything else on the market today.”
Stefan Doering, the LGBB’s manager said, “recording at Abbey Road, in the world-famous Studio 2, was like a dream come true for the band. To be able to work on such a project is something we could never have imagined when we founded the group four years ago. Working in an environment so steeped in musical history, standing on the shoulders of some of the greatest artists of all time, this album recording firmly puts the LGBB on the map and is a momentous milestone in our journey.”
The album will be released digitally on October 25 with a special launch show on the day with performances from the London Gay Big Band and some of the featured vocalists on the recording at The Electric Carousel, 215 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HN.