Oliver Wakeman


Whilst completing the song ‘Capture Light’ I decided I wanted a better piano sound. This idea then grew into wanting a more lyrical and expansive piano part throughout the song. I was fully aware of Oliver’s abilities having seen him during his tenure with YES, so I made contact to see if he was interested in contributing; and ‘yes’ he was!

After some discussions, he charted-out the relevant piano parts and sent his tracks through. They were stunning! Just what the song needed. I immediately asked him to play on what was to be the last track to be recorded, ‘Tears from the Sun’. This was quite an expansive piece and required a full array of keyboard sounds; piano, electric piano, church organ, harpsichord, synths. In all cases the playing was just fantastic. Working with Oliver was a total joy; such a talented musician.

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