This album celebrates the 10th anniversary of Tonal. ‘10’ is an eclectic collection of original music and songs, some old, some new. It features singer/ songwriter Claire-Rose Barbier and an ensemble of musicians from the UK and France. This project, in particular, has been a labour of love and friendship. It has been a joy to make and is the product of many years of collaboration. I would like to thank all of you who have inspired and shared this journey with me.
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These songs has travelled, walked different paths, dwelled in me for years. It takes a long journey for the voice to appear and sing.
Words carry moods, fights, lights, frustrations, bliss... A humble task for the song-writer to share the intimate calls to the open ears.
I was blessed, on the road, to cross Sarah and then Karen's way. Listening to them again after passing through their minds and skills, give them another life. They become the voice of all of us...
Watch the 'Making Of' Tonal 10
An acoustic eclectic collection of original music and songs. Echoes of ‘chanson francaise’, playful film music, intimate ballads and a feminist manifesto!
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 voice, violin, piano, marimba, percussion, euphonium, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, flute and melodica this album effortlessly plays with style, genre and mood.
Buy the Album
We still have some physical copies of the album and DVD available to buy. (Prices include postage and packing)
- CD- £10
- CD & DVD – £15
- Beautiful hand printed collection limited edition including CD, DVD, lyric book, hand-made cards and photo. – £30
Please get in touch to order direct from us.
Listen to extracts
Harmonies - extracts
Feminist Manifesto extract
Short Epic suite extract
Night Seduction extract
Forever Again extract
Sunny Day extract
Broken love extract
Forever Again opening extract
Composer, Arranger and Piano, Guitar and Backing Vocals
Songwriter and Lead Vocals, Melodica and Piano on ‘Pirogues’
Composer, Arranger and Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals
lyricist for ‘Harmonies’
Violin and Backing Vocals
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute
Euphonium, Percussion and Backing Vocals
Vocals on ‘La-Haut’.
Music recorded and engineered by David Tinson, assisted by Joe Smith
Photos and films by Leah Llewellyn
Thank you to all our backers!
We ran a successful crowd funding campaign to record this album and we could not have made this without the generous support of our backers. THANK YOU – This album is dedicated to YOU. In addition to the physical gifts we sent to our backers we wrote and recorded new material for the album launch. We want to share one of these songs.
Gaynor Winstanley: Lyrics & vocals. Sarah Llewellyn: Music & piano. Louise Marsland: Saxophone
The song Harmonies which is on this album was written with my mum (lyrics), it is inspired by and dedicated to her mum. This duet version is stripped back with just piano accompaniment and renamed 'Mama'.
Gaynor Winstanley: Lyrics & vocals. Sarah Llewelyn: music, vocals & piano. Recorded by Sam Parkinson, Stonegate Studios