The Changing Room will release a new single `Wreckers‘ on 5th January. The first single from the band’s eagerly anticipated debut album, the song features Fisherman’s Friends front man Jon Cleave and Falmouth-based performers The Oggymen.
Jon Cleave’s dark and atmospheric lead vocal lends a theatrical quality to this musical tale about the sinister underbelly of old Cornwall. The Port Isaac-based mustachioed author has been performing with shanty group Fishermen’s Friends for over fifteen years, and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and the BBC Folk Awards.
The Changing Room band member Sam Kelly said: “Jon Cleave’s vocal on ‘Wreckers’ can only be described as epic.”
The Oggymen, a twelve-strong a capella singing group has gone from strength to strength over the past year, having performed to capacity crowds at the Hall for Cornwall and Minack Theatre in recent months.
“We invited The Oggymen to appear on ‘Wreckers’. They were so good that they ended up on four of our album tracks” laughs songwriter Tanya Brittain.
“As a taster for the new album ‘Wreckers’ certainly does the business”, writes folking.com’s Dai Jeffries. “The timeless pastoral feel of A River Runs Between is replaced by a the darkness of Jon Cleave’s growling lead vocal and the slightly ghostly echoing chorus of The Oggymen. Sam Kelly’s voice provides a hint of light in the dark – isn’t that how wreckers worked? Once again we’re left on tenterhooks with just one new track and there are still three or four months to wait for the album.”
The Changing Room’s forthcoming album, Behind The Lace, due for release in spring, promises more fabulously evocative original songs inspired by other Cornish preoccupations such as sharks, pilchards, real ale, dancing and rowing. Tanya and Sam are Joined on the album by Jamie Francis, Evan Carson, John McCusker, and Kevin McGuire.
‘Wreckers’ is now available to pre-order on iTunes. For more information about the band and their music visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheChangingRoomMusic/