York musicians are planning to smash a record – by making one.
Music label Plus 48 Records is enlisting local talent in an attempt to record, mix, master and release an album in 24 hours.
On Saturday (January 10) ten artists will lay down ten tracks at three different studios simultaneously.
If all goes to plan the finished product will be available within 24 hours, breaking the current world record for the fastest recorded and released album ever.
And money from each CD sold will go to the Martin House Children’s Hospice.
The album, to be called 24, will feature tracks by a variety of talented artists from different genres.
|According To Eve||Acoustic soul duo Tim Downie and Eve Maule-Cole who have been featured by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music. Based in York|
|Laura Kindelan||Young, up and coming singer songwriter. York|
|Tom Dibb||Singer songwriter working with Insomnia music group to develop his skills. Slough|
|Matt Scott||Rapper and lyricist currently working on writing his first EP. York|
|Jonny Gill||Plays acoustic songs and previously went under the name Open Invitation. York|
|Unfinished Drawings||Toby – aka Unfinished Drawings – runs several open mic nights and will release single Ciara Star later this year. York|
|Gypsy Bill||‘He’s the real deal and can hold his own against the best players anywhere in the world today’. York|
|Richard Bracknall||A singer songwriter with influences including James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Cleveland|
|Gobbeldigook||‘A compendium of crazy, entertainment, enthralment, magic and mystery’. Easingwold|
|These And The Other Guy||Songs range from electric blues to smoky ballads via reggae, rockabilly and more. York|
Plus 48 Records is a non-genre music label set up by York St John University students who pride themselves on working with new and upcoming musical talent.
All ten student producers study music production at the university.
Live event manager, producer and co-founder of the label James Lees is normally found in York working with local acts.
“When we told people about this project, there were a lot of nay-sayers telling us that we were mad, but I think madness is a fine line you have to tread sometimes and with hard work and probably a lot of caffeine we can get this done!”