So…. As some may already be aware, at the beginning of 2017 I began working with a new Edinburgh band called The Firrenes, they had only formed a few months before and in spite of having only performed one gig, The Firrenes were proving to be an ambitious and talented mix.
They had a second gig in April which rallied a fantastic crowd and then it was in to Chamber Studio, Edinburgh to work with the incredibly talented in-house producer and owner, Graeme Young to put their first double A-side single together.
Like seriously, this guy was like a magician! (for music obviously)
And, (drum roll please) It is a pleasure to announce that the single is now available on Vinyl, CD and digital download from the links below.
As someone who is in no way musical witnessing first hand the phenominal level of talent at every stage of the production process was awe inspiring, from the band as a core, who were joined by Luci Holland on vocals, James McCutcheon on sax (for recording and Fiona Dabjen for live performance) A gospel Choir of Romana Munir, Victoria Simmonds & Helena Paul; Findlay Heatherington on Trumpet and Andrew Blair on Trombone, To the photographic talent of Stephen Salvona (the Photograbber), Model Estefania Alejo, Nexus Digital for video production. Everyone worked incredibly hard to bring this single to life!
(And to anyone else I’ve missed, a massive thank you!, my heads bursting trying to remember everyone!)
And the hard work payed off as the band were joined at their gig at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms by surprise guest, and long time hero of Jules, Michael Eavis. Who looked like he really enjoyed the show!
That’s the band away to Germany now for their gig in Berlin but when they get back the planning of a UK tour and recording their album will be underway (no rest for the wicked)
You can buy the record and CD from the online shop at www.TheFirrenes.com, or download the songs from Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.
Excerpts from the singles and some of the Firrenes other material is available on their YouTube channel.