Talking Music: Kele Le Roc, MC Neat & Leanne Brown Discuss House & Garage Orchestra Tour
Breathing new life into some of the most iconic house and garage tracks in history, The House & Garage Orchestra will play Cardiff’s Globe this November orchestrating club classics live, alongside some of the original featured vocalists on the songs.
The set will include chart-topping hits and classic anthems including the likes of Rosie Gaines’ ‘Closer Than Close’, Artful Dodger’s ‘Moving Too Fast’, DJ Luck & MC Neat’s ‘Little Bit Of Luck’, Kyla’s ‘Do You Mind’ and Sweet Female Attitude’s ‘Flowers’ to name but a few.
The eight-date tour will see the special House and Garage Orchestra perform with a string of guest vocalists including artists behind the songs featured, such as MC Neat, Kele Le Roc, Shola Ama and Leanne Brown of Sweet Female Attitude.
Leanne is thrilled to be part of the tour and to see the music she loves reaching a new audience.
“I am so privileged to be alive and still active in the music scene for the arrival of the House and Garage crossover to orchestral, from being electronic based,” says Leanne, “This new phenomenon will keep the scene alive for people who still love those tunes from back in the day. It’s amazing how many people are so excited about it.
“It has also brought back a strong community of ravers and artists to enjoy the scene again. This time however, we are joined by a team of superb musicians. I’m looking forward to making new memories.
“I feel so utterly excited about performing backed by the orchestra - as my mind is always whirring with song arrangements so it will itch a big scratch for me. This is a great concept with and great team. I think that the guys here have helped to set in motion a new and exciting era of live club music.”
MC Neat is also confident the Orchestra will be a huge success so was happy to take time out from writing, recording and performing in his own right to be part of it.
“I’m very glad to see the arrival in to house and garage, they sound made for each other,” he says, “The clash between the styles is exactly what music is about, experimenting, it was simply a matter of time.
“It’s an honour performing Little Bit of Luck with the orchestra, the audience are always up for a good old sing along..
Kele Le Roc is sure to go down a storm at the shows with that powerhouse voice, and she like MC Neat feels the garage and orchestral crossover was always going to happen because there’s a hidden affinity.
“To be honest it was only a matter of time as a lot of garage does lend itself musically to classical riffs, says Kele, “Not to mention it’s taking it back to the old school. Before we had technology, we played music live and organically.
“It’s such feel good music and vibes. Something like this can only lift up the scene further and insure that those of us in it carry on paying those bills.”
The House & Garage Orchestra will be delivering some of the finest dance classics of the ‘90s and beyond in fresh ways never heard before. It plays Cardiff’s Globe on November 24.