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Rebecca Daniel, violin/vocals
The Kanimbla String Quartet
Llew Kiek, Producer
Australian instrumentalists Rebecca Daniel and Fiona Joy Hawkins place this insight on the back cover of The Lightness of Dark to illuminate their creative and spiritual vision behind the project – their first dual album after many years of live, and studio collaborations. They explore the many facets of life and loss, the search for something positive in the crippling shadows and the potential beauty that can emerge from sadness.
“We believe our album will connect with everyone because we all experience loss in varying forms,” Fiona says. “It can be the loss of youth, a loved one, a pet, your health… Life changing events where we are left to mourn because of loss. People only face their own issues when you lead them to a safe place to do this. When real life becomes art, experiences can be shared, learned from and resonate with others who are going through similar challenging situations in their lives. “
The Lightness of Dark weaves its lush, cathartic narrative via music with varying instrumentation depending on the emotions the two are expressing. The opening track “Heavenly Voices” blends string quartet (featuring The Kanimbla Quartet) with organ, piano and vocals. Other tracks, feature solo piano (“Ghosts, Insanity, Angels”), piano / violin duet (“Elegy”), piano with quartet pads (“Lake of Contemplation”), string quartet only (“Interwoven Threads of Chance”), string quartet featuring piano (“Empty Moments”) and other combinations uniquely fitted for the compositions they imbue.
Featuring The Kanimbla String Quartet , The Lightness of Dark ( Produced by Llew Kiek ) weaves a lush, emotive narrative. Rebecca and Fiona will be supporting an August release of the album with a highly-anticipated dual tour in Fall 2019; all dates updated on Songkick.com
Blending Contemporary Classical Crossover Music, Daniel (Violin / Voice / Piano) and Hawkins (Piano / Voice) Supported Their Cathartic and Healing 11 Track Album with A US Tour in Fall 2019
Leonard Cohen once said, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”
Tinwhistle and Uileann Pipes recorded by Joey Schumann in Appleton, WI
Mastered by Ryan Tilby at The Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
Photography by Heather Dear Artistry – Salt Lake City, UT
Artwork Design by Nick Apsos
All tracks reccorded by Camille Nelson on her Brunner Guitar built by Lukas Brunner www.brunner-guitars.com
Billboard charting, New Age Folk guitarist & violinist Camille Nelson, has fond memories as a young child, of her mother singing to her as she laid her down to sleep. It created a calming effect and helped her to feel peace. Her new album, Sacred Lullabies, released on Heart Dance Records, is a collection of original songs and hymns, including both instrumental and vocal arrangements, recorded with the intent of instilling that same sense of peace that Camille felt as a child in those that listen.
Sacred Lullabies contains six stunningly beautiful vocal tracks featuring guest artists Kimberly Knighton & Britney Holman on “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus” and “We’ll Bring the World His Truth”, singer-songwriter Madilyn Paige on “Our Lullaby”, Irish Soprano singer Alex Sharpe (Celtic Woman) on “Into the West”, vocalist Stephanie Madsen on “Not For a Moment” and the angelic voice of Catherine Bohman on “Pie Jesu”.
Camille comes from an extremely musical family (brother Steven Sharpe Nelson is the cellist for The Piano Guys), and her brother Matthew John Nelson joins Camille performing on violin on the song New World.
With hundreds of millions of streams to his credit, two Emmy® awards and a career spanning three decades, millions of people have been moved by the music of Michael Whalen. Beautiful. Relaxing. Engaging. Perfect for your daily practice, on your way to work or even to watch the sun go down. This music is the soundtrack to your life. Now, Michael has given us a collection of brand-new solo piano pieces on “Cupid Blindfolded” that will touch you, inspire you and make a difference in your life. Open your heart and your ears for the piano event of the year.
This first video was shot by SIX cameras while the recording was happening by Tim Wainwright. You can see in real time the actual studio performance go down.
Tom Eaton – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Accordian
All Songs Written By:
Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy,
Lawrence Blatt & Jeff Oster
Promise marks the welcome return of FLOW that released its acclaimed self-titled debut in 2017. Behind the name lies the talents of trumpeter Jeff Oster, singer and pianist Fiona Joy Hawkins and guitarists Will Ackerman and Lawrence Blatt. On their second album, they continue to refine the signature sound they introduced on the debut.