|New album collaborating with Thunder’s Luke Morley plus many more guests!
Format: CD / Cat No: CDBSAND6 / Released: 05/07/2019
Track Listing: 1. Here’s To You / 2. Just A Woman (featuring Danny Bowes) / 3. The Island / 4. Face In The Sun / 5. Southern Shores / 6. I Remember / 7. Wild White Horses / 8. Winner / 9. Already Free / 10. Cactus / 11. Firefly / 12. Forget The Rain
More information: Heather's new album 'Wild White Horses', sees her collaborating on the record with Thunder’s Luke Morley, who has also produced the album. Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales
Known for her magical, evocative voice and an ability to interpret and inhabit a range of styles with a mix of power and feeling, Heather Findlay is one of the finest vocalists working in music today. Prog magazine lauded her, “Deliciously sultry vocals”, whilst Maverick magazine hailed her, “Pure, crystalline voice. She grabs your heart in an almost vice-like grip”. With her latest project, the eagerly awaited ‘Wild White Horses’ album, her career continues to gather speed. She has earned her stripes and learned her craft over recent years, turning a natural love of music into a stock in trade. With 2016’s The Illusion’s Reckoning project with Mantra Vega, plus Winter album, ‘I Am Snow’ with her own band finishing the year, along with last year’s DVD & Live album, Aces & Eights ~ A Night In The Saloon Bar, there has rarely been a dull moment along the way.
‘Wild White Horses’, though preceded by multiple offerings since her 2010 departure from Mostly Autumn, will still be Heather’s first full solo album. Recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales and produced by Luke Morley of Thunder, who also co-writes some tracks with Heather, Wild White Horses is eclectic, fresh and innovative in its blend of originality, which breaks new ground for Heather with nods to so far unexplored musical territories, such as americana and even pays homage in places to Heather’s spiritual love of India. Even with its occasional adventuring of paths untrodden, the album echoes with a bounty of delving into the depths of the music Heather has always loved. Flashes of diverse influence from Heart, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and Queen, to Emmylou Harris and Neil Young, to George Harrison and Kate Bush, seamlessly shimmer in and out of the cleverly cohesive sonic tapestry produced, threaded with signature strong melody, thoughtful lyrics and jewelled with that rich, warm, soulful voice, makes Wild White Horses nothing less than unmistakably, Heather Findlay.
Danny Bowes - featured vocals (track 2)
Troy Donockley - Uilleann pipes (track 6)
Ian Anderson - flute (track 8)
Heather Findlay - vocals
Luke Morley - guitars, bass, piano, keys, harmony vocals, percussion & recorders
Dave McCluskey - Drums
Tim Oliver - Piano (track 11)
Sarah Dean - harmony vocals (tracks 1; 6 & 12)
Katy Burgess - harmony vocals (track 5)
Georgia Rankin - harmony vocals (tracks 1 & 8); Manjira (track 4)
Drake Findlay - Loftus - harmony vocals (track 8)
Harlan Findlay - Loftus - harmony vocals (track 8); tanpura & tabla programming (track 4)
Fandangoers - Sergio Barcia, Matthew Seed, Paul Flood, Steve Bones
Joanne Duck, Craig & Cheryl Clarke, Jeremy Hartley, Patrick Edwards, Abbi Knight and Paul & Anne Quinton - hand claps (track 1)