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September 2016 - Spark is launched by The Disorder (SPR013EP).

Splash Point Music Ltd proudly announces the release of Spark by the Andy Drudy Disorder (SPR018EP).

This second EP from guitarist/singer/composer Andy Drudy is a blues/rock delight of original songs and exemplary musicianship. It features several special guests not least rock legends Pat Travers and Stu Hamm (Pink Floyd). Andy Drudy has his follow up to critically acclaimed “The Blues Civilisation” - this disorder brings a contemporary take on the blues with some infusions of both jazz and classic rock.

Available from iTunes and all good download sites and record shops.

 

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If you only buy one jazz vocal album this year, make it this one!

The release of 'Call Me Lucky' by Alex Webb & The Copasetics, on Splash Point Records, featuring Liane Carroll, Cherise Coryna Adams-Burnett, Alexia Benz-Gardner, Allan Harris, Jo Harrop Caddy, David McAlmont, China Moses, Sandra Nkake, Vimala Rowe, Alex Stewart and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

CLICK HERE TO PREORDER YOUR COPY NOW

Watch the recording session in action...

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Introducing a great new jazz club on the South Coast.

We are delighted to say that we've launched a monthly jazz club down 'ere in Sussex - fulfilling a long-held ambition! It's the first Sunday of each month, in the brand-newly built Seaford Head Golf Club, which is 300 yards from Splash Point (talk about perfect for us!), and free to enter. The format is The Neal Richardson Trio + special guest, and also a gorgeous a capella group "One Night Stanza' doing a guest spot.

CLICK HERE to view the line up of special guests.

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Harpist Fiona Hosford releases 3 beautiful albums
Fiona Hosford is an innately musical and intuitive harpist. She is probably the UK’s busiest gigging harpist, with extensive experience performing here and abroad. Fiona applies her unique approach to all genres, bringing a very personal and soulful interpretation to the music. Her subtle embellishing of well-­‐known tunes, in the tradition of the great classical improvisers, guarantees a fresh performance every time. Examples of this talent are beautifully captured on these three exquisite albums, released on the Splash Point Digital label, produced by Neal Richardson.

Fallen Angel (SPD016CD); released 12 Jan 2015. “An extraordinary album! Rock songs beautifully played by intuitive solo harpist Fiona Hosford, you’ll wonder how they’re the same songs. Mesmerising."

Red Carpet (SPD015CD); released 8 Dec 2014. “Much-­‐loved UK harpist Fiona goes to the movies -­‐ putting her own individual stamp on some classic film and TV themes"

The Long Day Is Over (SPD017CD); released 8 Dec 2014. “Available again for the first time since 2009, this beautiful album of light classical and gentle pop by hugely in-­‐demand British harpist Fiona Hosford. Re-­‐issued now on Splash Point Digital"

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Splash Point Music and US Howling Music launch joint-venture in London with Grammy-winning producer David Hentschel
Nashville comes to London

Howling Music, a Nashville-based provider of original music for advertising, has opened an office in London in collaboration with Grammy-winning music producer, engineer and composer David Hentschel, known for his work with such artists as Elton John, Genesis and The Yellowjackets. Headquartered at London’s prestigious King’s Place, Howling Music London will operate under the umbrella of the Neal Richardson’s Splash Point Music Ltd.

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Splash Point Music goes La La
Neal is working at the legendary Capitol Studios in LA for a week at the start of June.

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Splash Point Music mini-Festival, MAY 19th-20th 2014
celebrating 10 years of 1st class jazz

At Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho on May 19th & 20th we celebrated 10 years of Splash Point with 2 great gigs.

On Monday 19th Sue Richardson presented Too Cool - The Life and Music of Chet Baker, it featured Sue on trumpet and award-winning Karen Sharp on baritone sax. The author of the new Chet biography, Matthew Ruddick, also gave readings from his book, Funny Valentine.

On Tuesday 20th Brazilian Jazz violin virtuoso Ricardo Herz played his debut UK gig. Sizzling samba and the violin as you have never heard it before!

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I Just Wondered Why?

Easter - a time for reflection... How about this:
BEAUTIFUL song by Splash Point Music writer Les Veale
BEAUTIFULLY sung by Tiu de Haan, put to an equally
EXQUISITE, thought-provoking 3min film by Lottie Kingslake

I Just Wondered Why?

Please Share :-)

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NEAL RICHARDSON RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM with launch at PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB on 11th FEB

Neal Richardson is better known to some as the producer of some of the UK’s finest jazz albums from the last decade including Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw. Having performed over 2000 gigs in 50 countries himself, he is at last bringing his own musical talents to the fore with Better Than The Blues, his debut album of original material. Many of the great musicians he has worked with are featured on the album, from his newest record label signing Ricardo Herz (the phenomenal Brazilian violinist), to Claire Martin OBE on backing vocals. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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New Musical "Daddy's Letter" about Liz Smith, written by Splash Point signed composer Les Veale

LVM Productions and Splash Point Music are pleased to announce the launch for 2014 of the new stage musical ‘Daddy’s Letter’, inspired by an event in the life of the popular stage and television actress Liz Smith.The show author and song writer Les Veale, recently put the theatre group LVM Productions together in the South West where he is based, specifically to stage the musical, which premiered over three performances towards the end of 2013.

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IAN SHAW RELEASES NEW VIDEO

Yep, we've made a rather wacky vid with Ian, for the song "Feet Do Your Stuff" from his biggest-selling-to-date album "A Ghost In Every Bar". It's pretty nuts... and is up on our YouTube channel NOW!

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BRAZILIAN JAZZ VIOLINIST RICARDO HERZ'S CD released in the UK 5/8/13

Jazz violin virtuoso Herz's reputation as Brazil's leading exponent of modern samba-influenced jazz was spectacularly demonstrated by a his performance at the JazzAhead Festival in Bremen, Germany. Splash Point Music boss Neal Richardson had made a point of being at the gig and says: "I have had a huge passion for Brazilian music since I was 21, and then from playing there in 2000. When I saw Ricardo's Trio light up the hall at Bremen, I felt he was the perfect ambassador to take Brazil's priceless musical culture and fuse it with a modern jazz approach. His music is beautiful, intelligent, happy… and irresistibly infectious. He has an enthralling, mesmeric presence on stage, and his two fellow musicians are as good as it gets. He is on his way to being a huge worldwide star, even beyond the jazz scene."

BUY NOW ON AMAZON or iTunes.

"Brazilian music magnificently represented. His potential is extraordinary"
Didier Lockwood

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SUE RICHARDSON RECORDS A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER ALBUM, TOO COOL

On May 13th 2013, the 25th anniversary of the passing of Chet Baker, Too Cool, the life and music of Chet Baker was released. The album features rare compositions by Chet Baker as well as new material writeen by Sue. His music is being celebrated with a series of concerts including at Ronnie Scott's on May 19th. GO TO SUE's WEBSITE FOR MORE…

Praise for Too Cool

Artt Frank, Chet Baker's close friend & drummer, on hearing the album, commented "Though there was only one Chet Baker, I really admire Sue Richardson for what she has done on herlatest CD project 'Too Cool'. Sue has a sense and spirit of Chet Baker within her, both in her playing and vocals.Strong yet delicate - sensitive and very lyrical."

“It’s a very good CD – Sue has a new fan" Sir Michael Parkinson

“You sing like an angel” Sylvia Syms OBE

“Fresh and original” Jazz Journal

"In a word, the release is stunning" Luxury Experience

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splash point records summary

Splash Point Records is a 3 times BBC Jazz and Ronnie-Scott's Award-winning British jazz record label, celebrating it's 10 year anniversary in the business 2013. Following the success of the first Splash Point release (Liane Carroll's Billy No Mates) the label has gone from strength to strength, enjoying a first class reputation in the jazz world. Also hugely keen to minimise environmental impact, it was the first british label to use recycled or FSC cardboard, greener inks, and a minimal amount of plastic. Unlike major labels, a much higher percentage of the profits are given to the artists recorded. All albums are personally produced by founder Neal Richardson.

15 albums to date, recorded at own studios, Festivals and Abbey Road; Produced by Neal Richardson
Guest Co-producer David Hentschel (3 GRAMMY Nominations; Yellowjackets - GRAMMY AWARD; 6 Genesis albums; Goodbye YellowBrick Road...)
5 BBC Jazz awards
Ronnie Scott's Award
Parliamentary Jazz Award
Strong sales of all CDs, well above industry average
DVD product in collab with BBC
Full AP1 UK + European Physical Distrib through Proper
Worldwide digital distribution through Believe
Licensing deals in 7 other Territories - China, HK, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea
Liane Carroll - officially the UK's Best Jazz Vocalist, and regular headliner at Ronnie Scott's; 4 albums and 1 DVD (filmed by the BBC)
Sue Richardson - the UK's only female trumpet player/singer/songwriter; 4 albums to date; guest trumpeter in the late Humphrey Lytellton's band
Ian Shaw - The UK's Best male jazz singer; 4 albums

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