|Brigitte Beraha and Frank Harrison
Pianist Frank Harrison has written in advance of the launch of his new album with Brigitte Beraha at Kings Place on 23 May:
Brigitte wrote the lyrics for the first track on our new album The Way Home (Linus Records), having been inspired by the true story of a man who cycled from India to Sweden to be with a woman he’d fallen in love with. A lot of the papers ran the story at the time.
A couple of weeks ago she found PK (the man who cycled) on Facebook and sent him a link to our track on YouTube. Apparently he and his wife loved it. It turned out that their son was in London, so Brigitte met with him last week for a coffee. As a long-shot, she invited him and his parents to our launch concert and yesterday they emailed to say that they’re coming from Sweden especially to be there!
Quoting the Press Release:
“The Way Home is the result of a new collaboration between Frank Harrison and vocalist Brigitte Beraha. The music is melodic, romantic and understated, sometimes playful and sometimes dark but always striving for beauty. Beraha’s rich heritage is reflected in her lyrics – in English, French and Italian – and she also sings without words on three tracks. Harrison adds texture with subtle use of synthesisers and samples. The album features nine original compositions. Harrison also reprises a theme from his 2006 debut album First Light, with a solo version of Don Sebesky’s You Can’t Go Home Again.”
Beraha is often compared to Norma Winstone, who has also been very much taken by the recording, and has said: “The Way Home is a truly beautiful recording.”
LINKS: The Way Home album page – with sound samples
Kings Place bookings for 23 May