Lee Stanley was involved with the production of Un-cut’s Uncalculated Sum and recommended me to Karen Boardman at Crisis Management for the debut album of Karima Francis, a talented and distinctive singer/songwriter. The producer is Ken Nelson and it was fascinating to see him and Karima work. They are both incredibly focused on the project and intent on every note and sound that goes into each song. The result should be an album of passionate, crafted songs. We used a quartet of players from the Halle and recorded the songs at Parr Street in Liverpool. Here’s Karima with 3 of the players on a brew break.