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NEWS BEATS

What’s Happening

Our latest member to join SilhouetteBand is Johanne Levy. She adds a valuable new dimension to the band. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Johanne is a superb vocalist and musician. She is augmenting our backing vocals from a truly musical standpoint, which I believe adds so much more quality to the overall sound. I have also scored parts for her on clarinet, ukulele and support keyboard - on all of which she is most proficient. We are now a full complement and able to tackle many of the diverse styles of the 60s, confident that we can achieve a measure of authenticity.

Welcome Johanne

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THE POWER OF THE PEN

How does a vibrant band like Silhouette keep moving forward during the current emergency that we are all having to endure? Of course live gigs are put on hold for obvious reasons but we have all worked very hard to take this opportunity to become involved in several activities that that will enhance our repertoire and hope will give our growing number of fans much pleasure.

During  the last few weeks we have all been involved with a musical play penned by a lovely elderly lady, Joyce, wishing to fulfil a lifelong dream. It is a story written around the characters in the songs composed and performed by a well known 60s band. The storyline is linked by the songs - and these we have been busy recording in isolation.

 

Although the author has commissioned this work for her own personal pleasure, the need for us to arrange and record the music has presented Silhouette with a great opportunity to improve its repertoire in time for post Covid-19 performances.

 

We also now have extra material for our forthcoming album release. 

Of course new music needs arranging and committing to paper. This task has been undertaken by our keyboard player Angela who has dusted off her trusty pen, put on her thinking cap - and come up with a raft of new arrangements, not just for the play, but also extra material to accommodate our latest great addition to the band - Susie on violin

Recording in isolation? You may ask!  Maybe you'd like to take a quick peek at a couple of music videos we have recorded during lockdown using this method.

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DEBUT ALBUM

Of course some of our music can be streamed for listening on the home page of this website. if you are interested in owning your own CD, then this will become available in the autumn. It will include more songs and great performances. We shall be acquiring the appropriate Licence from PRS as  soon as we are able..

Please watch this space.

Radio Show

RADIO BROADCAST

Recently we had an interesting interview on Angel Radio - based near Portsmouth - but broadcasting far and wide. One of our Carols - Carol Jason - fronted the band and gave a great account of how we all came together, our current activities and  - our plans for the immediate future. Three of our recorded songs were broadcast for the first time on live radio. We had some great feedback from the listeners. Carol recently broadcast on All FM and is due to speak on Oldham Local Radio at the end of the month.

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