All Angel Daisy Chute will be singing alongside acclaimed guitarist Simon Thacker and jazz trio Camerata Ritmata in Langholm next Friday
Published Date: 25 September 2008 By Mark Inchley
On popular video website YouTube, supergroup All Angels have been described by listeners as everything from "absolutely amazing" and "inspiring" to "one of the worst things I've ever seen", writes Mark Inchley.
But despite the mixed reviews online, there’s no doubt classical music’s answer to Girls Aloud has been hitting the right notes since forming in 2005 following a high-profile and media-charmed audition process.
And, with two albums already under their belts and performances at the Classical Brit Awards, the Royal Albert Hall and even a cameo on Emmerdale, the group has remained very much in the public eye.
Leading light of the quartet is one of Scotland’s brightest young singing stars, Daisy Chute, who shot to fame at the age of 13 when she appeared as a young Judy Garland in Stars In Their Eyes Kids. A former Bunty cover girl, she went on to release her first album, Simply Jazz, at just 15 following jazz cabaret performances at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival and Edinburgh Fringe.
In 2005, she was named joint winner of a Scottish songwriting competition for the music festival Burnsong and the following year was a highly commended finalist in the joint BBC Proms and The Guardian newspaper Young Composer Competition.
She has also made numerous TV appearances as a singer, presenter and more recently as part of classical girl group All Angels, but next week she’s taking time out from her hectic schedule to team up with guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker and jazz ensemble Camerata Ritmata for a set of music from across the world.
Earlier this year, acclaimed guitarist Thacker was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, the highest recognition for live classical music-making in the UK, and his recent solo tour was acclaimed with five star reviews.
Combining his classical, experimental and flamenco techniques with Daisy’s vocal artistry and a top jazz trio, Camerata Ritmata produce genre-defying programmes of huge variety, from whispered ballads to driving Afro-sambas. The concert will include music from composers such as Billie Holiday, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Led Zeppelin, Chick Corea and Burt Bacharach, all treated with the distinctive Camerata Ritmata sound.
Simon Thacker, Daisy Chute and Camerata Ritmata play the Buccleuch Centre in Langholm at 7.30pm next Friday, October 3. Tickets priced £15 (£13.50 concessions) are available by phoning 01387 381196. Visit www.buccleuchcentre.com for more information.
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I cannot think where they see these YouTube videos.