Somerset-based songwriters Ross Hemsworth & Paul Blackhurst, are proud to announce the forthcoming release of their pop/rock concept album, ROCHINE – Queen of the Vampires on the Blackworth Music label.
It is not every day that you compare a project to the great ‘War of the Worlds’ by Jeff Wayne, but when you do and find that Jeff Wayne’s office have actually downloaded a copy after being asked if they’d like to get involved, you can’t help but be excited!
The album features 12 songs from rock to ballads, including three instrumentals, all written by Ross & Paul, and featuring numerous guest vocalists.
The first single from the album is “ THAT’S HOW THE NIGHTMARES BEGAN”, which is already gaining radio interest. It is sung by Bristol-based Felicity Bush who herself has now been signed to the Blackworth Music label. (www.blackworthmusic.co.uk)
The album will be available as a CD with a four page full colour booklet telling the story of Rochine, and giving the outline for a future planned stage musical and possible TV series or film!
It will also be available as a digital download via all good online music sites.
The story is narrated by TREVOR JONES from Glastonbury, who plays the part of Rochine’s nemesis, the vampire-hunter CHAOS.
What the Experts Say about ROCHINE – Queen of the Vampires
Trevor Jones: Having worked on the production, I can agree that there are some potential singles on there, and very finely crafted it is – even managed to make me sound like Christopher Lee – a TINY bit.
Ray Matthews: I have just listened to it in full and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not sure what I was expecting but it surpassed my expectation.
Nardi: I have listened to this album twice now and I have to say that I have found it to be far above what I was expecting. From the very beginning the songs are captivating and well formed, with vocal and musical talents that deserve the attention they will surely receive upon release. Concept albums are notoriously difficult to put together but this in my ears is a complete success, and if I have to place one small criticism, it is only in the fact that it is far too short.