Hitting All the Right Notes for Charity - Welsh tenor releases album for cancer charities
The popular Welsh tenor Stephen Lloyd-Morgan’s album “In My Father’s Footsteps” was recently released to aid The Tenovus Cancer Charity and The Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice with 100% of sales income being donated.
The popular Welsh tenor Stephen Lloyd-Morgan’
The album is dedicated in memory of Steve’s Dad Bryant, who passed away 18 months ago having been diagnosed with cancer only 5 week’s previously, and its primary purpose is to aid The Cudeca Hospice in Spain http://www.cudeca.org and Welsh cancer charity Tenovus http://www.tenovus.org.uk – with 100%* of sales income being donated.
The choice of recording studios brings a personal story full circle for Steve! He recorded at the famous Pop Factory Studios in The Rhondda, South Wales. Located in Porth where he was born, it was originally the ‘Corona Pop’ factory and depot where his Dad once worked as a delivery driver.
“The treatment and care of those suffering from cancer is something that is very important to me. It is a cruel disease that rips the heart out of families, mine included. There is no discrimination;
The album itself is divided into two distinct halves! One, the popular classical, musical theatre and crossover-opera that Steve is best known for, the other a mix of tracks from the 60s through to the 80s that were his Dad’s favourites and with which Steve grew up. These include covers of tracks by the likes of The Everly Brothers, Bread, Simon & Garfunkel, Don McLean and Tom Jones among others! A total of 14 tracks, in English, Spanish, Italian and Welsh!
Let It Be Me, Make It With You, Chasing Cars, Daniel, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Vincent, A Boy From Nowhere, Granada, Torna A Surriento, Volare, Sometimes I Dream, Canto Della Terra, No Day But Today, Myfanwy.
Stephen Lloyd-Morgan, ‘A Boy from Nowhere’ by Dario Poli
‘A Boy from Nowhere’, is a particularly apt title for the Welsh tenor Stephen Lloyd-Morgan that reflects the growth of his own life’s experience from the relatively humble and tough beginnings of his home in the Welsh mining valleys to the glamorous world of Marbella.
He has come a long way; handling his success in an unassuming and charming manner that delights everyone who meets him or hears him sing.
His voice has the timbre and quality of a rich full-bodied red wine, as his vocal range moves smoothly over the notes with power as well as with elegant sensitivity, and on occasion, a gentle vibrato can be detected adding extra charm to his sound as he transports the listener into his world.
His latest CD album, ‘In My Father’s Footsteps’, recently recorded for charities, has an unusual range of songs, as mixing arias and popular ballads is not easy and a risky enterprise that few have succeeded in handling, with the exception of a few such as Andrea Bocelli and Nikolay Baskov, but Steve achieves this effortlessly.
From the classics, that every tenor is expected to conquer ‘Granada’ and ‘Torna a Surriento’, difficult enough at best to sing, to ‘A Boy From Nowhere’, ‘Let it be me’, ‘Chasing Cars’, and the evergreens ‘Volare’ and ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’.
Musically he performs this delightful and eclectic mix of songs with the same integrity and musical professionalism that he brings to every audience, singing as to each and every one.
This ‘Boy from Nowhere’ is certainly going a long way!
By Dario Poli – Composer, Artist, Author and Illustrator
Dario also interviewed Steve for the July issue of Essential Marbella Magazine
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The album was released as a download from:
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CDs: delivered in the UK from Tenovus Cancer Charity website http://www.tenovus.org.uk/
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