Yellow Boat Music’s Philip Jewson invites us into the sounds of Dean Street Studios and beyond…
Working at Dean Street Studios for close to two decades now, I’ve seen my fair share of music royalty walk through its doors – and been lucky enough to work with some of them too! This playlist celebrates some of the talented artists I’ve enjoyed recording with at Dean Street, as well as beyond its doors. So, join me on a journey from the heart of Soho and much more.
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
One of six tracks I was involved with on this Album. I played Piano and Keyboards on this and wrote the string arrangement. Has had over 630 Million Stream on Spotify alone, and has been a worldwide hit.
Carry Me Home - Take That
This was the first Take That Track I was involved in. I provided Strings and Brass arrangement
Safe Inside - James Arthur
The guys gave me free range to come up with an arrangement for this, I remember staying very late on a Friday night with James and coming up with the opening…..which is pretty much exactly how it is on the final track. I played Piano/Synths and Strings on this.
I’m Still Here - Norma Jean Martine
Still one of my favourite projects I’ve worked on. I received a call from the producer Danton Supple asking if I fancied playing the piano on a track he was working on. It was sometime in to the conversation when he mentioned it was a brand new Burt Bacharach song! It was recorded at the Strongroom Studios between Christmas and New Year. We did it live, just piano and vocals. It then had to be approved by Burt himself…..which it was luckily!
And the Band Plays -Take That
Once again I provided String and Brass arrangement for this. The brass were recorded in Dean Street Studios.
Mattinata - Wynne Evans
I was asked by Wynne to provide the orchestral arrangements for the whole album. These were recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The album went to no.4 in the Classic Fm chart
New Spirit - Michael Partick Kell
I was involved on several tracks on his latest Album ID. I provided Strings and keyboards on this track, which also features Winward Kin. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide!
As Time Goes By - John Fairhurst
This was great fun to work on! I played the Tack Piano on this. It was recorded in one take, once again late on a Friday night!
Nella Fantasia - Wynne Evans
This is from the same album as Mattinata. A beautiful piece by Ennio Morricone.
(I Wanna be your) Everyday - The Strypes
I provided String and Keyboards for this track
Because of Christmas Day - Richard Durrant
I was asked by Richard to write him a piece of music he could play on his Live tour. Richard is an amazing guitarist and I was honoured to be asked.