Wall to Wall Bowie

Janette Mason

Wall To Wall Bowie featuring

David McAlmont and Sam Obernik

 

“ Wall to Wall Bowie was a celebration not a wake as vocalist David McAlmont unleashed a varied selection from Bowie’s back catalogue …he opened with Watch That Man and immediately we realised these would be interpretations, not pure xerox copies, and all the better for it”   Andy Polaris

 

 

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Wall to Wall Bowie is a celebration of the music of one of the greatest pop icons. Creator and musical director Janette Mason presents a fresh look at Bowie’s songs with new arrangements, jazz twists and a unique approach.

She has garnered a great reputation for her sell out shows and acquired a loyal fan base along the way. This EP represents a selection of songs from the live show featuring an amazing band of musicians and featuring her long-term collaborator David McAlmont, pop Diva extraordinaire, and the divine Sam Obernik, mistress of the dance music scene.

Janette Mason (Arranger/Producer)

Even without knowing it, there's a fair chance if you'll have heard Janette's special skills on many albums from Ian Shaw to Robert Wyatt, live in concert with Oasis plus her contributions to movie and TV soundtracks. Also, a talented composer, her Trio's 2010 CD, Alien Left Hand, was nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award and her current release ‘Red Alert’ has garnered great reviews.

 “Her latest release…is destined to add to her reputation as one of our leading jazz lights” Keith Ames – The Musician

David McAlmont (Vocals)

Possibly one of the greatest singers this country has ever produced, having collaborated with everyone from Bond composer David Arnold to Michael Nyman, Paul Weller and most famously with Bernard Butler producing the classic hit single Yes. McAlmont's music is pure emotion, drawing unique, soulful portraits from his own life and philosophies, all beautifully framed by the finest soul.

Sam Obernik (Vocals)

Sam Obernik is a Dublin-born, London based chanteuse. She is best known for her collaborations with dance artists such as Tim Deluxe, Linus Loves and Alex Gaudino. She has also released a body of solo work as well as her Barefoot Side project. These releases have brought Sam a significant amount of success – Top 40 singlesas well as Dancefloor smashes.

 

Track Listing:

01: The Jean Genie 4:40

02: Starman 4:35

03: Suffragette city 3:37

04: Fame 4:34

05: Wild Is the wind 5:24

 

Credits

Janette Mason  - Piano and Keyboards

David McAlmont  - Vocals

Sam Obernik  - Vocals

Andrew Small -  Drums

Yolanda Charles  - Electric Bass 

Tom Mason Acoustic -  Bass 

Rob Harris -  Guitar

Willy Fry - Percussion

Graham Pike -  Harmonica

Brendan Reilly -  Backing Vocals

Vula Malinga -  Backing Vocals

 

All arrangements by Janette Mason

Produced by Janette Mason

Executive Producer Mark Wilmhurst

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Andrew Tulloch at Livingston Studio and The Blue Studio London

Photography Tatiana Gorilovsky

Design Callum Hadden

 

 

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FAME - FEATURING DAVID MCALMONT - 14.5. 2021

 

Fame is the latest single to be released from Janette Mason’s Wall To Wall Bowie EP.

Written by David Bowie, John Lennon and Carlos Alomar this track first appeared on Young Americans in 1975 and was Bowie’s first US No.1.

 Bowie on fame “I think fame itself is not a rewarding thing. The most you can say is that it gets you a seat in restaurants”

Janette  has teamed up with UK top selling vocalist David McAlmont ( McAlmont and Butler) for this funk inspired rendition. 

 anette has added her trade-mark jazz twists and a whole lot of soul to this funk/rock classic, helped by an incredible rhythm section of bassist Yolanda Charles - Squeeze, Paul Weller, drummer  Andrew Small – Courtney Pine, Mica Paris and guitarist Rob Harris – Beverly Knight, Jamiroquai.

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WILD IS THE WIND- FEATURING SAM OBERNIK -  2.4.2021 

Wild Is The Wind is the latest single from Janette Mason’s Wall To Wall Bowie EP. Although not a Bowie original composition, it was recorded for his 1976 album Station To Station and it has become synonymous with him.

Janette Mason, whose credits include Oasis, Seal, k.d.Lang, Robert Wyatt has teamed up with dance music Diva Sam Obernik (Tim Deluxe) for this his unique rendition.

 

Set against a velvety back drop of piano, acoustic bass and drums, Sam’s emotional vocals shimmer and soar across the top. Interspersed with Graham Pike’s lush harmonica counterpoint this classic ballad is a brilliant addition to the existing canon.

 

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THE JEAN GENIE - FEATURING DAVID MC ALMONT - 19.2.2021

 

The Jean Genie is the second of four singles to be released from Janette Mason’s EP Wall To Wall Bowie, celebrating the music of David Bowie.

 

Nearly fifty years on from the original recording this iconic song has been re-invented to great effect by innovative pianist, composer and producer Janette Mason.

Janette’s surprising and inventive approach, with a slowed down funk groove, heavy guitar/bass riff and jazz inflected Fender Rhodes takes the song in a whole new direction.

David McAlmont, Janette’s long-term collaborator, inflects the lyrics with a rhythm akin to a 60s beat poet whilst Sam Obernik‘s unique voice delivers a powerful punch to the chorus. 

This is Bowie as you’ve never  heard it before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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