Manchester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 07, 2013 -- Manchester based music producer, Jon Brooks, teams up with fellow Mancunian Clive Farrington (lead vocalist of 'When In Rome') to co-write and produce Clive's first solo album 'Independence'.
'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 band name 'When In Rome', Clive decided to go ahead with a solo album. The official release date (4th July 2013) is significant; not only does it symbolise independence in the United States; it also represents Clive Farrington's independent release outside of 'When in Rome'.
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. Various tracks on the album 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.
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 '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 scoring and music production... 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 their new record label: TMR (Tough Monkey Records) through Kobalt Label Services / AWAL on July 4th 2013. It will be available for download on iTunes and all other major digital distributors from 11th July 2013.
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