This was recorded in a live performance at Leeds University at the Clothworkers Hall, playing with my duet partner and close friend, cellist, Annemie Osborne who now lives in Belgium!
This 'rustic' sounding recording was made at Yorkshire College of Music and Drama. Cello- Annemie Osborne. Piano- Helen Curtis
This it is my wonderfully talented sister and oboist Louise, and myself performing at Wakefield Cathedral. The acoustics are just perfect for this beautiful piece of music.
E.P recorded with the wonderful Charanga Del Norte in 2017. Piano- Helen Curtis. Vocals- Guillermo Munroy. Violin- Nick Williams. Flute- Sue Miller. Bass- Ivan Pavon Martinez. Congas- Jack Mcarthy. Güirro- Christian Weaver. Timbales- Matty Shallcross. Backing vocals- Helen Curtis and Sue Miller.
This song, 'Sing Es Lied Für Mi' (which is also the name of our E.P) is the song that inspired my sister Louise and I to begin singing music from Switzerland, our Motherland. The E.P was coincidentally recorded at the aptly named Eiger Studios in Leeds by the wonderful Lee Malcolm.
Orixá Bloco at Handmade Parade in July 2018. After only 1 year and 3 months of establishing the group, I'm very proud to present this. The tune in the track is an arrangment I wrote which is closely based on the candomblé rhythms for the Orisha Chango.
This is an arrangment I wrote based on the Belleville Triplets from the amazing animation 'Belleville-Rendez-Vouz by Benoit Charest. This is me singing as part of the accapella group Solaris, together with Jenny Smith, Ruby Wood, Sky Burton and Tessa Smith.
This is an arrangement Solaris used to sing. It is arranged by Sharon Durant and based on a Chinese Proverb. Solaris don't sing together anymore but this is one of my all time favourties.
This is me performing live at Square Chapel, in Halifax. Sulkhan Tsintsadze is a Georgian composer who is very famous in Georgia but little known outside the country. These preludes are standard repetoire for Georgian piano students studying at Tbilisi conservatoire, which is where after much effort I eventually tracked down the scores!
This is a tune I wrote and is recorded with a previous band I directed some years ago, called 'Los Altibajos', there's a rather zany piano solo in the middle! Lead vocals- myself and my sister Louise. Piano- myself. Oboe- my sister Louise. Violin- Ywona Magda. Bass- Mike Sandell. Percussion - the late and sadly missed Adam Warne. Recording and mixing- Robin Wade.
I went to visit Rydal Cave with the sole purpose of singing this Swiss song called 'First Jütz' (jütz is a song without words) in these acoustics. It was magic.