Following the release of their acclaimed single last month which saw the worlds of classical and electronic music excitingly combine, internationally renowned concert pianists Worbey & Farrell have jreleased the album ‘Leyenda’ with electronic music superstar producer James Hurr.
The single ‘Leyenda’ had set the tone for the emotionally charged nature of the album of the same name. It was seeing Worbey & Farrell perform ’Leyenda’ in their live shows, and their special technique to make the piano sound like a plucked guitar which made James Hurr realise the potential to use this unusual sound in an electronic dance track. This became the catalyst for their album together.
‘Leyenda’ is comprised of nine sumptuous pieces of music which the trio composed together from the very beginning of the pandemic, through to when things became more settled. Three artists’ interpretation of a world gone mad!
James Hurr said: “Aside from collaborating with two insanely talented musicians, the best part of this project was recording a Steinway Model B and reworking it into a techno inspired dance track”.
Steven Worbey and Kevin Farrell formed Worbey & Farrell in 2003, launching at the Royal Opera House and have performed at many prestigious concert halls and festivals including Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Usher Hall, Cheltenham Music Festival, Buxton International Festival, Isle of Wight Festival and received two Five Star Scotsman reviews at the Edinburgh Festival. They are regulars on radio and television including BBC Radio’s Friday Night is Music Night, BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, BBC2’s The Culture Show and ITV’s This Morning.
James Hurr is regarded as the go-to producer in the electronic scene, and a prolific artist/writer/producer. His collaboration roster reads like a who’s who of pop and dance (Kylie, Todd Terry, Robbie Williams). Recent projects include Basement Jaxx, Danny Howard, Mark Knight, and Beverley Knight. His work has received support from BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM, clocking up over 100 million Spotify streams. His music has featured across all major labels, plus Ministry, Spinnin’, Ultra, Armada, and Toolroom.