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Stooshe – Black Heart

Another classy Future Cut production –  Black Heart by Stooshe, with some dead simple strings from us.

See the score here (Sibelius Scorch).

In the charts with Olly Murs

Finally, a track I worked on at number 1 in the singles chart!  Olly Mur’s Dance With Me Tonight, produced by Futurecut.

You have to listen pretty carefully to hear our contribution which doesn’t start till about minute before the end.  Strings were arranged and recorded throughout the track but just the last bit made it to the mix.  Simple arrangement, straightforward to record, not much different from any other pop job, except this is doing good business!


Beverley Knight Soul UK

Beverley Knight’s album Soul UK has a couple of tracks with strings from realstrings.com  Say I’m Your Number 1 & Don’t Be A Fool.

Soul UK

It’s selling well by the looks of today’s Amazon ranking, it’s getting some great reviews and the girl is working all the media outlets to tell the world about it!

The 2 tracks we worked on were produced by Futurecut. Here’s a mini mix.


Strings for Tom Jones

The hype machine is kicking in big style for the new Tom Jones album (released in November) with strings on a few tracks by realstrings.com, including the first single – If He Should Ever Leave You.  Does Tom Jones need a hype machine?  Strewth, he’s a legend, but maybe even he needs a marketing campaign.

The gig came through Darren and Tunde of Future Cut who will be shooting up the kudos ladder when this one is finally released.  We recorded the strings in London earlier this year and for such a high profile album, it was probably one of the most straightforward gigs.  The arrangements came together with minimum fuss – Darren and Tunde had put together some string ideas and I developed these. The brief was classic soul and that seems to be what the first reviews are loving.

The track is already all over the internet, so here it is in full (streamed from Rolling Stone).  Strings don’t really do much till later in the song.  I know the track is already getting loads of broadcast play, so if you see me driving round in a Porsche you’ll know the PPL lived up to expectations!

And here’s an extract from the string score for the session.