BBC Proms rehearsals at Abbey Rd Studios

Well it was one thing having the opportunity to perform at the BBC Proms in the Park 2019 on the Hyde Park stage with the BBC Concert Orchestra but it was something completely different to get the opportunity in the lead up to this enormous show to go and work with the orchestra in the Abbey Rd studios!  I am a huge fan of The Beatles and love their music so have the chance to go and work in the studios where those iconic and world changing songs were created is yet another magical experience that will remain with me forever! As we pulled up to the front gate you could feel the atmosphere and then when we entered the studio building it was everywhere!  There was a very tangible feeling of history, creativity and nostalgia!  This is where a lot of their music was created and I am woking here this morning! 

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BBC Proms in the Park with Rock Choir

As a professional musician I am often lucky enough to have the opportunity to make wonderful memories.  Last weekend was more than that.  To spend three days with some of the nicest professionals you would ever like to meet, work long hours together preparing for the show of a lifetime and unwinding together is something I will treasure forever. It is so difficult to put into words how it felt.  To be on the Hyde Park stage with 80 talented singers that was accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra was magical enough.  To then go on and perform our set in front on 40,000 people of which 10,000 were friends and family lifted the experience to another level beyond my levels of interpretation!!  We shared back stage with all of the other artists and shared stories together - The Kingdom Choir, Chrissie Hynde, Jack Savoretti, Michael Ball, Aled Jones and Russell Watson to name a few. It was briliiant and a memory that will always be with me.  Thank you Rock Choir and thank you Rockies!

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