Combining his seamless ability to flit between genres and create riffs and runs you wouldn’t believe, the singer/guitarist/composer lends his talents to a brand new musical love letter. The titular single was released, this past Summer – Ciyo’s rendition of Bill Withers’ “Can we Pretend”.
The mantra for the album is ‘Vocal Excursions with a Tinge of Guitar’ – a vocal exploration of original material and songs taken from the Pop, Soul, Reggae and Jazz genres. However, whilst it is not an out and out guitar instrumental album, there is more than just a ‘tinge of Guitar’. Recorded live at Slipway Studio (Co-Producer Simone Filiali).
Ciyo Brown – Vocals & Guitar
Robin Aspland – Piano
Neville Malcolm – Double Bass
Peter Adam Hill – Drums
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The Jamaican born musician, first picked up the guitar at the age of nine and was taught by his late father, Lorenzo Alexander Brown.
Throughout his illustrious career, Ciyo has participated in several different aspects of music to include theatre musicals, educational seminars and workshops, studio recordings and live performances. Ciyo’s career continues to take very interesting turns and he has increasing been asked to appear in musical settings in popular television series. This development has seen him appear in ‘Landscapers’ alongside Olivia Coleman, the period drama ‘Sanditon’ with the likes of Rose Williams, Crystal Clarke, Kris Marshall, Anne Reid, Jack Fox, Charlotte Spencer and Leo Suter, ‘A spy among friends’ alongside Damian Lewis and a live television performance on ‘The last leg’ alongside Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe and Adam Hills.
He has worked alongside a parade of internationally acclaimed artists. These have included Meli’sa Morgan, Glen Jones, Mica Paris, Melba Moore, Shirley Jones, Jean Carne, China Moses, YolanDa Brown, Omar, Linda Lewis, Tony Momrelle, Tara Minton, Jo Harrop, Judy Jackson, Imaani, Suggs, Caron Wheeler, Pauline Catlin- Reid (Shezzie), Soul II Soul, Jazz vocal sensation Vimala Rowe, Ann Nesby (Sounds of Blackness), Ruby Turner, Royal Wedding vocalist Paul Lee, Annie Lennox, Damian Flood, Leo Richardson, Alex Webb