The Hornshank Redemption

by University of Surrey Big Band

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As of 2018, the University of Surrey Big Band has reached its 20th anniversary - 20 years of jazz, funk, rock, fusion, avant-guarde film music and latin. 20 years of raucous students and misplaced scores, of barge tours and shanty gigs, of camaraderie and chaos...

The members of the band change every year, as new students join the university and tired students leave. As such, 'The Hornshank Redemption' was made to commemorate this rich and changing history, and captures some of our favourite tracks. The album is in 2 parts; the first 3 tracks were recorded in the University of Surrey's famous Institute of Sound Recording, and the proceeding 6 tracks were recorded live at a gig in Wates House (the legendary campus pub where that guy won a game of pool once and got his mum arrested because of the escaped parrot)

We've had a blast this year, and we hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoy *insert your 2nd favourite hobby here*

Big band big love


released June 15, 2018

Vocals - Massimo Bottaro (Tracks 1, 5, 8, 9)
Vocals - Emily Clarke (Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Trumpets - Evan Cryer-Jenkins, Russell Mason, Oliver Bowring, Ben Gardiner, Nelson Falcó Cordes
Saxophones - Zoe Robb, Dom Shaw, Stevie Creasy, Matthew Beimborn, Will Thornton
Trombones - Tom Davies, Alice Batchelor, Joel Manning, Matthew Ludford-King
Keyboards - Olivia Zacharia
Bass - Ben Lyons
Guitar - Alex McArthur
Drums - Callum Marinho (Tracks 1-3)
Drums - Tom Dickson (Tracks 4-9)
Percussion - Tom Addison & Katie May (Tracks 2, 3)
Backing Vocals - Gabriel Swarbrick, Massimo Bottaro, Avinaash Ganeshalingam (Track 3)
MD - Ru Lemer

Recording Engineer - Matt Cooke (Tracks 1-3)
Recording Engineer - Luke Phillips (Tracks 4-9)
Assistant Engineer - Tom Burridge and Josh Leigh (Tracks 1-3)
Produced and mixed by Ru Lemer

Recorded as part of the Tonmeister course at the Institute of Sound Recording and Wates House, University of Surrey


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