York musician Ian J Cole joins fellow city artist doing their bit for a very good cause
A few months ago I was asked if Katie and the Questions would like to contribute a song to a ‘Best of York Album’ CD that was being put together by a chap called Connor Devine.
The Best of York album is a project that Connor undertook as part of his final year project on a BA music production course at York St John University and his idea was to produce an album that contributes to the local music scene and has all of the profits going towards the Macmillan Cancer Support charity – so a worthy cause indeed.
We decided to record a new song ‘A Perfect Life’ for the project and spent a fun-packed, very cold day in February recording the track with Connor before I took the recordings to my own studio to add keyboard overdubs and final vocals. I then met up with Connor over a coffee last month to hand back the finished recordings for him to mix and master.
I’ve not heard the finished result but I’m sure it will be great judging by the level of expertise Connor has shown us while recording Katie and the Questions.
Over the last few months Connor has managed to get together and record with 13 fantastic local bands which is a brilliant achievement, as trying to get all of the members of Katie and the Questions in one room together is like herding cats.
Others featured on the album include our good friends Suzy Bradley and the Morning After (Katie and the Questions sometimes steal Suzy’s bass player Dave when needed) and Boss Caine. The CD album will be released on April 25 and there will be a launch party the same evening at the City Screen Basement Bar starting at 8pm – so put the date in your diaries.
The line-up for the CD launch party will be:
What the Cat Dragged In
Suzy Bradley and the Morning After
Katie and the Questions
You can find out more about the project at the Best of York Album website.