We produced 7 albums in 2017 and have been enjoying a break with the family this past week. We never know which albums are going to win over the public; we were sad Ella Fitzgerald with the LSO (Someone to Watch Over Me) didn’t get the airplay we felt it deserved, but then the stellar sales of Dame Vera 100 took us completely by surprise.
I think we are most proud of putting on Symfunny No 2 last April in the Royal Albert Hall with Parkinson’s UK. It was a huge amount of work at a time when we were snowed under with various projects but it raised thousands for the charity and it’s always good to get a reminder that work and career shouldn’t necessarily be your driving force.
We have several new projects planned for 2018 including record production and live staged events. We are also trying something on YouTube for the first time. Following the unexpected streaming success of our piano cover of I Will Always Love You on the Pop Meets Classical CD we produced earlier this year for Classic FM, we have decided to try our hands (quite literally all 4 of them) at new piano duet arrangements in a classical style of our favourite singles in the charts (or the ones we thought would be the most interesting to try!). Here are the first few, please share and let us know if you have a tune you would like us to have a go at.
Wishing everyone happiness and health and all that they wish for themselves in 2018.