Save the Oprhanage

Last week I had the great pleasure of being the bassist for a project called Save The Orphange.  This project is the brainchild of the musician and friend, Ryan Jones, and culminated with up and coming singers and songwriters in Cornwall getting to work on their music with a session band and then rehearse and record their music in world class studios with world class producers. Alongside me in the session band was my longtime backline partner Harry Harding and guitar guru Ben Westaway, jamming did ensue.

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Sam Powell warming up in the studio.

Three artists were chosen for the final production week, Sam Powell, Kezia and Suzie Mac, we spent two days with each, rehearsing and recording with a smattering of gigs and showcases thrown in for good measure/extra stress.

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Paul Reeve at the helm.

I enjoyed this project enormously, it was a real pleasure getting to work with such talented new artists and with producers of such high calibre like Paul Reeve and Gareth Young. We also had the honour of spending a lot of time with guitar legend and Airfield Studio founder, Jo Partridge.  Jo is a great guy and an amazing musician and getting to talk to him about music, the business and a million other things was really special and very valuable, I think all three of us in the band really felt that. Harry’s photo sums it up pretty well.

The next few months should see the release of the tracks we recorded and video footage from the weeks rehearsals, recording sessions and gigs.  In the meantime I tried to grab a few photos here and there of which I’ll post a couple on here but the rest will be on the Facebook page for ease.

I’ve got a week off back in Bristol now so I’m off to drink coffee and do laundry, oh the life!

Chris x

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