On Sunday 2nd December, Katherine Crowe was invited to the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London to record a session with the London Metropolitan Orchestra.
Conducted by orchestra manager Andy Brown, she recorded two numbers - first was her own interpretation of Charlie Chaplin's classic song "Smile", with a brand new score written especially for her by Julian Kershaw ('Stardust', 'Harry Potter'), then a specially scored version of her own song 'Next To Me', arranged by Martin Radford. The latter is a song Katherine wrote as a very personal message to her family and friends when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She is now battling an aggressive, terminal cancer, but her vibrant spirit and extraordinarily positive attitude continue to light up the lives of everyone she meets.
'Smile' and 'Next To Me' will be available to buy on December 14th, with more film of the session and interviews with Katherine, Andy Brown and Julian Kershaw to follow.
Check katherinecrowe.co.uk for details.
Filmed by DAM Productions, with Danny Lacey (Stada Media). Songs mastered by Dave Armstrong of DAM Studios Isle of Man anotherdam.com