Avocado Music teams up with producer Rick Campion to record a three track demo for Matt Winkworth's band at City University Studio, Angel, London. The results can be heard here: http://mattwinkworth.bandcamp.com/
In this tale of historical fiction Paul Peters wakes up one winter Sunday morning to find that past local heroes and villains from the nascent industrial revolution have merged with his own present day confusions. This nightmare seems to coincide with the extraordinary appearance of a rogue threshing machine in the hills of South Herefordshire England. Peters is privy to all the ups and downs, loves and battles of an honourable but struggling farming community that faces an agricultural upheaval the like of which has not been seen before. He comes to realise that this parable centres on his own family’s inability to come to terms with a childhood tragedy. Will he begin to distinguish between the real and the imagined events? Will he grasp this opportunity to avert his crumbling life by reconciling the gaping rift between him and his father and thereby begin to overcome his self inflicted guilt?
See, hear and feel this audio/visual story from Jeremy Creighton Herbert and Mikey Kirkpatrick unfold as one chapter is released every month, starting on 1st May 2011
Contemporary Composer James Hesford, Pianist Kate Ryder and Avocado Music team up to take part in Lang Lang's Inspire Young Musicians Week at the Southbank Centre, London. Jame's pieces for 12 grand pianos in a 30 metre circle "Citerna" and "Sham Shui Po" were performed twice by 12 professional and student pianists. www.jameshesford.com
The Rural Media Company’s (RMC) Same But Different (SBD) film is a locally made film about rural equality issues in a predominantly rural county. It raises often hidden equality issues that are important to the wellbeing of everybody in the county of Herefordshire, especially because of the county’s rurality. It clearly illustrates the lifelong limits on health and wellbeing that inequalities bring in their wake in a most informative and entertaining way.
Same But Different has been awarded new funding from the Equality and Human Rights Commission to run screenings across Herefordshire in the coming year.
Avocado Music provided original title music for the project.
A collection of songs written and performed by Matt Winkworth. Recorded between London and Hereford in the winter of 2010.
The album can be sampled and purchased here: http://mattwinkworth.bandcamp.com/album/9-1-2-songs
Bird Radio's debut single "Who Killed Cock Robin?" Free to download from
The accompanying music video by Chiara Ambrosio is here:
With parents originating from the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, Catherine’s upbringing on a farm in Worcestershire had very welsh influences. With an early interest in music the deep rich melodious songs heard at Bethel chapel in Birmingham fascinated her. Today she has stripped the big voices and elaborate accompaniment and replaced them back to how they were intended. Simple and haunting.
Catherine has picked the traditional and popular Welsh songs:
1. Ar Lan Y Mor
3. Dafydd Y Garreg Wen
and the beautiful hymn Gwahoddiad which is usually heard by Welsh Male Voice Choirs throughout the world.
This 5 track EP by Ellie Lonsdale is a musical reaction to her experierences in Lavender Hill, South Africa. Ellie is a singer and guitarist, and on this album she is accompanied by DK Keil on percussion. The EP is arranged and all other instruments, from basses to synths are played by Mikey Kirkpatrick and Jeremy Creighton Herbert from Avocado Music. 50% of the profit goes towards the charity Philisa Aba Fazi who she is currently working with in South Africa. (www.philiaabafazi.org).
Available on iTunes and all other digital retailers soon.
First Prize winner of the 2004 YBP International Music Competition and 2000 Wakayama Music Competition in Japan, the violinist Haruko Motohashi has been promoted by the International Artists Association of Japan to perform concerts and recitals in Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Sumida Triphony Hall, as well as Suntry Hall.
Haruko had finished her studying at the Goldsmiths College, University of London in September 2007, received MMus Masters in Music, specialising in New Music, and in June 2005, received Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction DipRAM (for an outstanding final recital) from the Royal Academy of Music, London, also hold BMus Bachelor Degree 1st class distinction from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
This album shows off her truly remarkable talent! The duo is completed by brilliant pianist Masachi Nishiyama.
Masachi Nishiyama is increasingly gaining recognition for her work both as soloist and as a collaborative pianist. She has performed at numerous venues ranging from music clubs to St. Martins-in-the-Field, St. James’s, Piccadilly, Bristol and Southwark Cathedrals and Oxford Colleges to many music festivals worldwide; France, Italy, Austria, Japan and in the UK. She made her debut solo recital in Tokyo at the International Artist Association of Japan, where she won the Special Prize, and later won first prize at the Hokkaido Music Camp in Japan.
1. E.Elgar Chanson de nuit op.15-1
2. E.Elgar Chanson de matin op.15-2
3. E.Elgar Salut d'amour op.12
4. E.Elgar Romance op.1
5. L.V.Beethoven Sonata No.1 for violin and Piano in D-major, op.12-1 1st movement
6. L.V.Beethoven Sonata No.1 for violin and Piano in D-major, op.12-1 2nd movement
7. L.V.Beethoven Sonata No.1 for violin and Piano in D-major, op.12-1 3rd movement
8. S.Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano I
9. S.Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano II
10. S.Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano III
11. S.Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano IV
12. S.Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano V
A*M~P have collaborated with film-maker/director Chiara Ambrosio to produce a film for the last track of our recent album COMPASS. It will be premiered in London later in 2009. www.acuriousroom.com
A*M~P provided the theme track and all additional material as the soundtrack to an arts documentary film made about boston born now herefordshire based photographer Al Vandenberg: a retrospective portrait of Al chronicling over 50 years. Film to be launched officially later this year.
Here is the official soundtrack
Screened at Borderlines Film Festival April 2009
"I was struck by the warmth of the sound... I won't go into detail about the many technical achievements because I think the music transcends that aspect" Gerard Cousins
An 8 track four-hand prepared piano exploration, with electronics, choirs, solo singers, guitar, flute, poets and many more sounds designed as a headphone experience with all 50 minutes best listened to in one go from start to finish.
As we are feeling generous and want you to enjoy our music straight away, you can download the entire COMPASS album for free. If you like, you can make a donation to support us with our future work and let us know how much you enjoyed it.
"very creative, I want more!" Andrew Marston - BBC Radio"very rich, sultry, the abstract nature of it all... still accessible... toe tapping... quite a rare combo" Kelly Watkins, 20 Minute Loop, San Francisco
In the offing 7 journeys along 7 tracks that are nearby, A*M~P make music for the soul; sparkling sounds, danceable grooves & reality checks which they believe uplift the universal heart & nourish enthusiasm.find out more about here there but somewhere at CDBABY
A tone poem based on a famous Faroese mosaic novel The Tower At The Edge Of The World portraying the imagination & impressions a child growing up in the rarefied beauty of a remote north atlantic island.find out more about Nothing escape His Eye at CDBABY
The Manor Jazz quintet led by saxophonist Matt Miles and singer Esther Miles. This was recorded in the Goldsmiths electronic music studio.The band is no longer formed.