G R A N I T E
lyrics Kate Westbrook
music Mike Westbrook
Kate Westbrook voice
Roz Harding saxophone
Jesse Molins and Matthew North guitars
Billie Bottle electric bass & voice
Mike Westbrook piano/keyboards
Coach York drums
GRANITE is the latest work from Kate Westbrook. With music by Mike Westbrook, they will write, record and then perform the piece in 2018.
GRANITE has been commissioned by Frank Eichler, a citizen of Stuttgart. The premiere is to take place on Thursday 21st June in Ashburton, Devon as part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival, a festival celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Dartmoor Society. In addition to the composition GRANITE, the concert will present two Dartmoor related pieces by Mike, Erme Estuary and Tamar River newly scored for the 7-piece ensemble. Tickets for this major event are on sale now at:
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Dartmoor is not far from Kate’s home in Devon, and this new piece springs from her love of the Moor and its granite quarries. She conjures up a landscape which is millennia old, and creates a song around the mythical figure of a quarry worker and of the Curlew.
The album GRANITE will be released on Westbrook Records in late Spring. With the piece GRANITE at its heart, the 7-piece band will also record material by Mike and Kate, which Kate has chosen from their back catalogue. New arrangements for the group will include Threat of Natural Disaster and Rooster Rabelais. The album will begin and end with Irving Berlin’s Let’s face the Music and Dance.
photo: Sergio Amadori
GRANITE photo FKADuckh