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Sunharbour
"A Spark EP"

Sunharbour are a London based collective of 14 musicians based around guitarist and producer Simon Kusnierek.

Sunharbour are a London based collective of 14 musicians based around guitarist and producer Simon Kusnierek. Their varied sounds mixes organic jazz grooves, an onboard string section, acoustic-guitar based song based sensibilities and layers of intricate musicianship. Vocals are provided by a Tnisha Johnson, Nancy J Brown & Junior Williams (fresh from a collaboration on the Architeq album). Their debut release is a four track EP which was recorded at Abbey Road.
Opening things up is the lazy swinging grooves of 'A Spark'. Junior takes on the lead vocal duties and deploys his breathy, soulful swinging presence to bear. Chamber strings flesh out the sound as does the multipart, band-sung, Manhattan Transfer style backing vocals.
'Images' sung by Tnisha is the lead track from the EP. It mixes Zero-7-like fluid grooves, triphop beats with sultry vocals. 'Up' further highlights Tnishas powerful vocals. The band keeping the swing in proceedings with layers of clarinet, strings under pinned with a ride-cymbal led drums.
'Sailing' rounds off the EP with a string led instrumental. It mixes some earthy picked-guitar and mellow synth-lines to create a summers day soundtrack micro-epic.
Sunharbour are currently hard at work on their debut Longplayer for release on August Day post summer.

All tracks written and produced by Simon Kusnierek.
Published by Dharma Songs.
Lyrics on "Images" and "Up" written by Tnisha Johnson. "A Spark" written by Junior Williams.
Additional production on "Sailing" at Abbey road - Kris Burton.
Strings mixing and engineering on "Sailing" and "A Spark" - Kris Burton.
All other tracks recorded and produced by Simon Kusnierek at Pigeon Studios.
Images:
Vocals by Tnisha Johnson.
Violin by Lara Viskovich & Lucy Cooke.
Viola by Nichola Blakey.
Cello by Carina Drury.
Rhodes by Ben Frost.
Trumpet by Si Taylor.
All other noises and sounds Simon Kusnierek.
A Spark:
Vocals by Junior Williams
Backing vocals by Junior Williams, Lee Eksioglu, Tnisha Johnson, Simon Kusnierek & Samantha Collett.
Violin by Lara Viskovich & Lucy Cooke.
Viola by Nichola Blakey.
Cello by Carina Drury.
Strings recorded at abbey road studio 2.
Bass by Simon Marshall.
Trumpet by Si Taylor.
All other noises and sounds Simon Kusnierek
Up:
Vocals by Tnisha Johnson.
Violin by Lara Viskovich & Lucy Cooke.
Viola by Nichola Blakey.
Cello by Lou Dixon.
Bass by Simon Marshall.
Trumpet by Si Taylor.
All other noises and sounds Simon Kusnierek
Sailing:
Violin by Francesca Simmons & Sarah Telman.
Viola by Nichola Blakey.
Cello by Lou Dixon.
Strings recoreded at abbey road studio 3.
All other noises and sounds Simon Kusnierek.
(P) & (C) 2010 August Day

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