Christopher Holland’s ‘Golden Hour’ Album Out Now
UK Keyboard player, singer/songwriter Christopher Holland announces ‘Golden Hour’, his first new solo studio album in six years, released on 1st November via Cosmic Harmony Records and Nova Distribution.
Christopher Holland has released his brand new album ‘Golden Hour’ – his first album in six years; a follow-up from 2013’s ‘Corner Green’. ‘Golden Hour’ is an infectious and reflective journey through life. This classic record features timeless production values and is recorded on vintage instruments from a writer and performer with a wonderful ear for melody, and is reminiscent of the classic late 60s/early 70s styling of music whilst still being contemporary.
From ‘On Blackheath’, co-written with Chris Difford about the area they both grew up in, to the more universal Stevie Wonder inspired ‘Beautiful Fantastic Planet’, featuring the soulful vocals of Katy Shotter, Christopher Holland takes us on a walk through his elements with some of the most captivating music he has ever recorded.
Chris reports he’s enjoyed the process of making this album very much and wanted to try and capture some of the sounds of the classic crafted songs from the mid 70s to the early 80s that he grew up listening to, but with a definite ear to the future.
Utilising an array of classic vintage keyboards and synths, it also features the uplifting and evocative vocals of Siobhan Parr and Sumudu Jayatilaka, as well as rhythm section of Ash Soan / Jim Kimberly (drums) and Dave Swift (bass).
‘Golden Hour’ was self produced and lovingly tendered by Christopher Holland and mixed in London by technical wizard Ron Box, who Chris has worked with since his debut release in 1999.
With a passion for songwriting running through his veins from an early age, Chris’ sparkling melodies and songs expose a sensitive artist that has the power to provoke a profound response.
After much blood, sweat, tears and several years in the making (between touring/recording with his older brothers Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra), ‘Golden Hour’ has come to light and has been released on November 1st with support dates at:
BATH – The Forum – 7th Nov
CHELTENHAM – Centaur – 9th Nov
READING – Hexagon – 14th Nov
LONDON- The Royal Albert Hall – 15th Nov