We can’t stress enough how delighted we are about having 10-piece soul orchestra Lord Large Experiment playing at White Mischief, and how exciting we expect their set will be. Read on to discover more about Lord Large and to check out a few of the astonishing star names they have recruited to record their album. Some extraordinary musicians / singers will be part of the band playing at White Mischief on November 10, which promises to be a real treat.
Transported from a time long ago into the 21st century, this debonair devotee of sartorial elegance will whisk you into a whimsical world that is long forgotten. Lord Large has crafted exquisitely elegant songs, lavishly laced them with strings, pianos and organ breaks, inserted the most delightfully hand-picked singing legends, and then wrapped it all up in a finest silk knot masterpiece. Said the record company.
This unbiased acclaim is not a salute to one character alone. To be fair, no modern day hero can truly operate without the help of a right hand man. Like Sergeant Wilson to Captain Mannering, Large permanently keeps by his side his chief-of-security, Andrew J. Jones, whose new job as Executive Producer of Music means he now rolls his sleeves up at the mixing desk.
Together, Large and Jones have managed to elicit help from the cream of British musicians and singing talent for the making of their first Lord Large album, The Lords First XI. Though they have been making music together since leaving school, other projects along the way have helped to pay the bills.
Large was the keyboard-player in the Electric Soft Parade, a band who won a Q award and a Mercury Music Prize nomination in 2002, and more recently has been out recording and touring with The Ordinary Boys, The Dualers, and Graham Coxon. He has also managed to fit in recording and touring the two post-Squeeze solo albums of Glenn Tilbrook. Numerous TV appearances have included keyboard surfing on TOTP with the E.S.P., dueting with Glenn Tilbrook on Later with Jools, and swinging with Rod Stewart on the Paul O’Grady show.
As for Jones, his music will already be familiar to you as he has written & produced over a dozen TV themes, as well as incidental music for numerous TV series, documentaries, and music for the films Fakers and Saving Grace. Jones has also gigged and recorded with Morcheeba on the Big Calm album, and produced half of the recently released album The Debt Collection from The Shortwave Set, which was one of the hottest and most critically acclaimed albums of last year.
Single Left Right & Centre. is a collaboration between Lord Large, Paul Weller, and Northern-Soul legend Dean Parrish. Along the way help has come from Wigan Casino founder Russ Winstanley, Ocean Colour Scene/Weller guitarist Steve Cradock, and Corduroy bassist Richard Searle, amongst others. Paul wrote this tune when he was 15 years old, and the track was forgotten about until recently when a bootleg of the youthful Jam demo was passed the way of Lord Large.
“This is f**cking great man. The boys have done a fantastic job.” – Paul Weller
“Wickedly winning stuff…a great innings for contemporary British soul” – Metro newspaper
“It just hooked me immediately. What a great record! …They just get it so right” – Mark Lamarr
“Pounding soul stompers, sublime ballads and swirling instrumentals chock full of blaring horns and funky Hammond”. – Mojo Magazine
“The live session from Lord Large was just spine tingling…absolutely joyous” – Robert Elms
“Breezy, upbeat soul so authentic you’d swear it was recorded in the late 60’s” – Record Collector
“One of those records you simply don’t want to end” – Gary Crowley
“The best ever attempt to reproduce the 60’s soul sound” – Soul Sam, Manifesto Magazine
“That performance on Later With Jools was absolutely brilliant” – Janice Long
“If you have even a passing interest in soul music then this may well be your new favourite record” – Word magazine
“This is the one we’ve all been waiting for” – Phill Jupitus
“It’s brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, alright?” – Glenn Tilbrook
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