Album 10

Tonal celebrates 10 years with a new album ’10’ by Sarah Llewellyn, Claire-Rose Barbier and The Tonal Ensemble

New album ’10’ now available. Beautiful Limited edition CDs and DVDs of ‘the making of’ available directly through us. Please email
Album also available to download and stream through itunes, amazon, spotify etc

Tonal 10 Digital Release from Leah Llewellyn on Vimeo.

To celebrate 10 years of Tonal, following a successful Kickstarter campaign last summer we recorded a new album in October. The Tonal Ensemble presents ’10’. An acoustic eclectic collection of original music and songs. Echoes of ‘chanson francaise’, playful film music, intimate ballads and a feminist manifesto!

band collage

Tonal Ensemble:
Sarah Llewellyn
Composer, Arranger and Piano, Guitar and Backing Vocals
Claire-Rose Barbier
Songwriter and Lead Vocals, Melodica and Piano on ‘Pirogues’
Karen Hutt
Composer, Arranger and Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals

Francesca Simmons
Violin and Backing Vocals
Louise Marsland
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute
Celine Biewesch
Euphonium, Percussion and Backing Vocals
Christine Bottine
Vocals on ‘La-Haut’.
Gaynor Winstanley
lyricist for ‘Harmonies’

Music recorded and engineered by David Tinson, assisted by Joe Smith
Sarah has been working with and developing material with the wonderfully exuberant French singer-song writer Claire Rose Barbier since 2009. This album, titled 10 has been a labour of love and friendship. It has been a joy to make and the product of many years of collaboration. We thank all the backers who believed in this project and supported us.

Photos by Leah Llewellyn

cover shot instruments and programme
The arrangements and original compositions on this album are realised with a dynamic ensemble of players from the UK and France. Combining and exploring the instrumental colours of violin, piano, marimba, percussion, euphonium, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, flute and melodica this album effortlessly plays with style, genre and mood.