July 4th 2013 (Manchester, United Kingdom) - Music producer, Jon Brooks, teamed up with Clive Farrington (lead vocalist - 'When In Rome') to co-write and produce Clive's first solo album 'Independence'.
The official release date 'Independence Day' is significant as 4th July also represents Clive Farrington's independent release outside of 'When in Rome'. When in Rome had a No. 1 hit single in the USA called 'The Promise'. It was released in 1988. In 2004, 'The Promise' was used as the end title theme for the successful movie, 'Napoleon Dynamite'. Due to unfortunate legal issues over the name 'When In Rome', Clive decided to go ahead with a solo album.
The new album exhibits a fusion of styles; blending classical orchestral elements with a modern day electronic sound... as an addition to this, 'Independence' also boasts a hint of the 80's too! It's already receiving extensive radio play and TMR Records have just negotiated and licensed two of the tracks to GAP (Mexico) for use on their latest compilation CD. Some of the album's tracks could be classed as a cross between the 'Pet Shop Boys', David Guetta, Scott Walker and Robert Miles. The songs are honest, suitably original and highly emotive.
Download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/independence/id670306586
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Music and lyrics written, performed, arranged and produced by: Jon Brooks and Clive Farrington (TMR Studios)
Vocals: Clive Farrington
Piano / Strings: Jon Brooks
Ibanez Acoustic Bass: Clive Farrington
Drum Programing: Jon Brooks and Clive Farrington
Mastered by: TGM Audio Mastering
Clive: "I met Jon whilst working as a Technical Install Manager at Castle Rock Studios in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, UK. The CRS studio was being built by the fabulous TSP (The Studio People). At the same time, and unbeknown to me, a smaller version on the same design level as CRS was being built right around the corner from my home in Stockport, Cheshire, UK! The builders on that project would come by CRS and tell me about Jon Brooks and how he's into film score projects... Right up my street, I thought!!! Jon has a Masters in Composition for Film and Television. He had just relocated back to the UK after spending six years working as an in-house composer for one of the best audio post-production studios in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He specialised in music composition and audio production for film, television and advertising. I wanted to get to know him and maybe put something together. I dropped by Jon's studio and left my card with his father. Jon called me a week later, and now... just listen to the new album and breathe in the fabulous results!"
The new album 'INDEPENDENCE' was released on TMR (Tough Monkey Records) through Kobalt Label Services / AWAL on July 4th 2013.
Music & Lyrics - © 2013 TMR: Clive Farrington / Jon Brooks.