Rock Symphonique, some of the most iconic and popular of modern songs, re-scored to work with my vocals alongside a strong choral backing. The result is music that is better than I could have hoped for and which is causing a stir with people I know in music. Rock Symphonique is only going to go from strength to strength after such an encouraging start.
Having just completed a long four-month tour I was eager to work in the Recording studio again with co-conspirator on the album and good friend John Dewsbury. The thought had crossed my mind some time ago of producing a covers album, with a difference. I have always harbored a love of great Rock songs and the interesting use of Classical instrumentation by artists such as the Brian Wilson, Oasis, Randy Newman, Tom Waits or indeed one of the first protagonist’s of such a collusion the Beatles and all they achieved under the direction and guidance of classical music Producer George Martin. But many of Rock’s greatest songs have already been covered and interpreted in a plethora of different ways. I realized it would be hard task to define some of those great songs of the past any better.
I decided to cover a new generation of Rock Songs. A personal choice of ten outstanding and incredible songs that I think will stand the greatest test of time…Another friend of mine David Foster was in town around this time and decided to drop by the studio to say hello. Over a coffee and some old touring stories seated at the Piano we started jamming on a few tunes for a bit of fun.
David is a great Jazz pianist and we quickly delved into the bitter sweet chords that turn many musicians and singers on alike. At some point he played a chord and sustained its value to leave it hanging in the thick, quiet studio air. In a subconscious moment I sang the opening lines of Yellow by Coldplay. That was truly a defining moment and an inspiration for the first song of a new project and the now completed album mastered at Abbey Road in London Rock Symphonique.
Album will be launched in FEB 2015. There will be some exciting artists included in the release. Watch this space for further updates and information. Please feel free to contact me or my management team on firstname.lastname@example.org
"The album has an almost ethereal quality in that Brad has captured the classic spirit of each song, and combined it with a superb symphonic accompaniment. Brads deep and soulful voice can take you into a happy place"