“Fall At Your Feet” String Arrangement

Jim was asked to prepare a string arrangement for “Fall At Your Feet” for a choir recording at Abbey Road Studios.

Here is the MP3 backing track produced for your enjoyment.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a similar backing track or arrangement request.

“Voice of McDonald’s!” In Session with UK Champion Chloe Jones

Chloe Jones at the microphoneChloe Jones won the UK finals in, “The Voice of McDonald’s”, a singing competition held earlier this year. Chloe beat off tough competition to earn herself a place in the European finals this coming Wednesday 2nd October!

This is where the competition heats up as contestants are selected to represent Europe in the world wide final held in Florida, US, next year. The prize at stake is $25,000 and a part in the next Dreamworks animation! WOW!!

Hear Chloe singing and vote for her at: http://www.voiceofmcdonalds.com/voting/europe

Today Chloe and I are recording vocals for her unique version of Fleetwood Mac’s, “Dreams”.

This is a reinvention of this classic song done distinctly in the style of the, “Live Lounge”, featuring Chloe Jones on lead and backing vocals, Rory Harvey on guitar and bass, and production by Jim Hawkins.

Listen to her new audition song:

Good luck to Chloe and we are all rooting for you here in the UK!

Chloe also writes and records her own songs. Hear her latest live session on “OnT’Sofa.com”:

 

 

O2 and Echo Arena shows (backing track)

I am pleased with the overall effect of this track and instrumental arrangement of the classic Queen song “We Will Rock You”. This forms part of a 15 minute, tension-building, intro-sequence I composed and produced for the Rock Choir. It is due to be performed with live vocals in June and July 2013 as part of a sold-out national event hosted at the Echo and O2 Arenas. MENTAL!!!