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Twelve O’Clock Tales Is Here!

Our new album, Twelve O’Clock Tales, accompanied by the wonderful Hallė orchestra launched at The Bridgewater Hall on Saturday 30th April. Conducted by Stephen Bell and arranged by British composer and trumpet maestro Guy Barker and celebrated jazz pianists Grant Windsor and Jason Rebello, Twelve O’Clock Tales’ rich jazz infused repertoire, with songs from Cole Porter, […]

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Clare's Blog

Blow the cobwebs away …

As a singer of the jazzy persuasion I regularly get to watch some of this country’s finest jazz musicians in action.  I am in awe of any musician who can sit down and play a complex and detailed piece of music without so much as a glance, but the fact that a jazz musician can […]

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I never usually suffer with nerves, but … 2

I’m standing in the legendary Studio 1 at Air Lyndhurst surrounded by Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra – all 17 of them, waiting for the red light to come on.  In this instance it isn’t triggered by the chaps in the control room who, like us are staring at the wooden plinth on which said […]

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Booming Bittons

As an unabashed amateur twitcher I’m thrilled to report a family of bull finches have been spotted several times this week eating at the bird table.  The head of the brood, named Atticus, is a stunning specimen, super bright colours and fat enough to pop.  Apparently bull finches are quite shy and don’t venture in […]

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