The Sky Above the Clouds

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I am delighted to announce the release of a new album of the music of Sian Daniels.  This collection will introduce her music to a new generation of performers.

The Musicians: Adjoa Andoh vocals ; Simon Clarke electric and acoustic guitars; Fiona Kenyetta vocals; Rory Mcleod vocals, harmonicas, mbiras, trombone, tambourine, tap shoes and spoons; Bob Morgan clarinets and tenor saxophone; Sophie Pyett piano and viola; Richard Sadler double bass; Joe Sandler Clarke vocals and electric guitar; Irene Serra vocals.

The album was  recorded and produced by Kenny Jones at Alchemy Studios 140 Station Road London N22 7SX 0208 365 7988 http://www.alchemy-studio.co.uk/  except track 15 recorded at CP Studios South London 1992 and track 16 recorded at Omnibus Clapham October 2015.

Cover: ‘She Left her mark’ by Hilary Barry http://www.hilarybarryartist.com/     The painting is dedicated to Sian.

A CD version of the album is now available. Please contact us for more information.

Simon Clarke July 2018

 

Local Heroes Event: Wednesday 27th September 2017 at Tate Library Brixton 6.30 to 9pm

It is with great pleasure that we can report that Sian has been nominated as one of Lambeth’s ‘Local Heroes’. Her achievements will be recognised alongside those of other Lambeth residents who have made noteworthy contributions to the community.

Update:

Adjoa Andoh and I attended on 27th. We performed ‘Trapeze’ and talked about Sian’s work and how we plan to pass on her musical legacy. It was a real honour to be commemorating her alongside so many important people,from artists to community activists. ‘Friends of Tate Library Brixton’ plan to develop a website archive as a tribute to all the local heroes who were commemorated at this very moving and inspiring event. I will update you on this when I have more news.

Simon Clarke

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Sian posing in hat

Here’s track 5 from the newly released album ‘As Open as the Sky’.

Written and performed by Sian, this was recorded in London in 1993 with Dan Sansom producing. The guitar on this track is played by Simon Clarke, who introduced her to new music styles, hence the Latin feel of this original song.

Sian called this her ‘dislocated samba’- a deceptively gentle tune contrasts with powerful, angry lyrics.