<![CDATA[Barehand Music - Blog]]>Mon, 19 Oct 2020 06:07:53 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Just the Two of Us cover by Simple Sessions out now!]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:20:41 GMThttp://barehandmusic.co.uk/blog/just-the-two-of-us-cover-by-simple-sessions-out-nowWe're delighted that this morning we released a Simple Sessions cover of Grover Washington Jr and Bill Withers soul classic "Just the Two of Us" on Barehand Digital! The cover was recorded by all the individuals in the band (during covid lockdown number 1!) and was mixed and mastered by Jon Melville, who also arranged the track and played sax/sung BVs. This cover features Anna Hattam on vocals, accompanied by Alex Hogg (guitar), Jon Chamberlain (keys), Richard Hammond (bass), Steve Hanley (drums), Ali Mac (percussion), Jon Melville (sax/BVs) and Jenny Smith (BVs). Click the image below to take a listen to the track on Spotify - we hope you enjoy it!
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<![CDATA[Just the Two of Us cover by Simple Sessions out on October 16th!]]>Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:50:11 GMThttp://barehandmusic.co.uk/blog/just-the-two-of-us-cover-by-simple-sessions-out-on-october-16thSimple Sessions have their 8th cover release coming out, which we will be putting out for them on digital platforms a week this Friday on October 16th! The track will be a cover of Grover Washington Jr. and Bill Withers' classic "Just the Two of Us" and will feature Anna Hattam on vocals, backed by a really top Simple Sessions band which was put together during lockdown by Jon Melville - all the guys recorded themselves at home due to the Covid situation, and the track was mixed and mastered by sax player Jon. You can pre-save it here now!
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<![CDATA[Jon Melville's original piano composition 'Upon Reflection' to be released September 29th...]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:16:22 GMThttp://barehandmusic.co.uk/blog/jon-melvilles-original-piano-composition-upon-reflection-to-be-released-september-29th
We are delighted to announce that Barehand Digital will be releasing Jon Melville's original piano composition 'Upon Reflection' on Tuesday September 29th! This is a piece we recently uploaded the sheet music for (available to buy in our SHOP), you can pre-save the piece now in order to be the first to hear it when it's released here - ​https://ffm.to/m0mygyo
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<![CDATA[Sheet music for 'Upon Reflection' by Jon Melville now available in Barehand shop]]>Wed, 19 Aug 2020 20:30:30 GMThttp://barehandmusic.co.uk/blog/sheet-music-for-upon-reflection-by-jon-melville-now-available-in-barehand-shop
Barehand have now uploaded sheet music for 'Upon Reflection' by Jon Melville to the shop - if you are interested in purchasing the score (you can also listen to the piece in full) then you can do so here. This piece was notated by Jon himself and is roughly around Grade 6 standard.
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<![CDATA[Next Simple Sessions release 'Home' by Jaime Woods out on Barehand Digital on Friday August 28th!]]>Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:29:40 GMThttp://barehandmusic.co.uk/blog/next-simple-sessions-release-home-by-jaime-woods-out-on-barehand-digital-on-friday-august-28th
Barehand Digital will be releasing Simple Sessions' latest song on Friday August 28th, 2020, this time a cover of Jaime Woods' beautiful song 'Home' from her 2015 album 'Troy'. This track will be the first live Simple Sessions release (recorded during the gig at Open Source Arts in Leeds on Thursday January 23rd) and features Anna Hattam (vocals), Alex Hogg (guitar), Jon Melville (keys), Richard Hammond (bass) and Steve Hanley (drums). The song capped off a lovely gig performed to a highly appreciative audience, who particularly enjoyed listening to this song to finish the gig!

You can listen to Simple Sessions other releases on Spotify here - also watch and follow the band on YouTube and Instagram.

Check out Jaime Woods over on YouTube too!
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<![CDATA[Barehand Digital releases Simple Sessions' cover of "Lessons" by Sinead Harnett]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:43:42 GMThttp://barehandmusic.co.uk/blog/barehand-digital-releases-simple-sessions-cover-of-lessons-by-sinead-harnett
Simple Sessions' most recent release was a cover of Sinead Harnett's wonderful acoustic version of her song "Lessons" from her 2019 album "Lessons in Love". This version features vocals from Anna Hattam backed by Alex Hogg on acoustic guitar. The track was released on July 10th 2020 on Barehand Digital and was produced and mixed by Simple Sessions leader Jon Melville.

​Click here to take a listen to the track on the Simple Sessions Spotify channel!
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