INTRODUCING GUEST MUSICIANS on our latest EP ‘Common Ground’. Each musician has brought expertise that has given the tracks a fuller sound without losing its heart or essence.
GUESTS INCLUDE :
GEOFF DUNN (Drums) – One of the UK’s top drummers. Geoff Dunn is a world-class player with credits ranging from Van Morrison, Procol Harum, Joe Cocker and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, to Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Joe Sample, Spiritualize, Shania Twain, 10cc, Paul Young, Paul Carrack, saxist Steve Cole, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Candy Dulfer, Bono, Chrissie Hynde, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Sting, Marianne Faithfull and Maceo Parker, former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips, to name only a few – a lengthy and very diverse list of major artists. Continue reading “Introducing Guest Musicians on our Latest EP ‘Common Ground’”
Damon throughout his career ( both as a drummer and producer) has worked with the likes of Paul Rodgers, Hundred Seventy Split, Ben E King, Paul Jones, Pee Wee Ellis, Bernie Marsden, Marmalade and legends such as Mike Vernon, Leo Lyons and Chris Porter.
To us Damon truly is a legend, not just as a producer, but as a person. He has mentored us, upping our game in performance and production. His passion and skill for milking every drop of creative juice from artist and song is second to none. “It is not perfection that captures the feeling that songs project”, he says, “but sincerity, and you guys have oodles of it”.
Damon’s extensive experience has brought him into contact with incredible musicians. He knew immediately who to bring in as sessional musicians to record our EP.
We’ll be introducing you to all the sessional musicians from now until our EP is released xxx
We’ve had an exciting start to 2018! No sooner had our EP ‘Common Ground’ been mixed down and mastered, when we were made an offer we couldn’t refuse. Emerging Label ‘Crescent Records’ heard we had been working with producer Damon Sawyer ( specialising in DSD Hi-definition recording).
They listened to our EP and gave us a two year ‘Artist Recording Deal’ with the option to extend a further one year. “The tunes are truly cracking” said James Richings Director of Crescent Records, “Ethemia’s new EP is very distinct. A touch of Fleetwood Mac. The production is truly masterful. We intend to make good things come of such talent. We have heard that several people in the know are calling it ‘Epic Pop’. A term we think that just might stick”.
Spring has sprung and we’re back on the road doing what we love most! Performing Live!
Its wonderful to be back gigging after what feels like a quieter period….even though we’ve been working behind the scenes, writing new songs and experiencing an intense time recording our next album. Our music producer, Damon is working magic! Exciting times ahead 🙂
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Love & Ethemia Hugs
Michaela & Berny xxxx
Photograph Courtesy of Eric Hobson Photography.
We chatted to Dominic Cotter on BBC Radio Gloucestershire about our experience at performing at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival when we supported Paul Thompson ‘Floating to the Fringe Tour’. We chat about how this was one of our quirkiest gigs to date performing with a milk float 🙂
You can listen to our interview on BBC iplayer on the link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02zm9jj
.We are on 1hr 14 mins. Hope you enjoy the interview 🙂
Thank you BBC Radio Gloucestershire for having us on! A pleasure as always to chat to you.
Michaela & Berny xx