Saturday, 9 May 2015

McCrei - Show Me - Released on DSG Music 8th June 2015


McCrei were formed in 2012, when the two sisters, Leanne and Shannon McCrei began sharing their experiences through singing and song writing and started gigging on the Camden acoustic circuit.  Lets fast forward three years and the ''blue eyed Soul'' sisters have performed at over 250 gigs including the O2 Academy, The Hope, The Cavern, Distillers, Rochester Castle and various other venues throughout England . They are performing in May at The International Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool.


In 2014 the record producer Alan Glass (whose credits include Aretha Franklin, Misteeq and The Lighthouse Family) discovered McCrei on social media and requested to co write with the girls. They wrote several songs together including the song 'I'm Missing You' which is featured on the film 'Last Round', for which McCrei performed at  the premier in London a few weeks ago.




In January 2015 record label Disco Soul Gold Music (DSG Music) discovered McCrei's music after hearing it being played on Hugh Williams radio show and approached McCrei.  Show Me is being released as a single through DSG in late June. The song has been remixed by Nigel Lowis (production credits include Dinah  Carroll, Eternal, Ola Onabule, Winans, Terry Ronald.). McCrei are also currently working on new material with Lowis.



Inspired by an introduction into traditional Soul, Disco and Funk, their music takes some direction while staying true to their signature style. DSG Label boss Gary Van den Bussche describes it as Modern Retro, oozing with Ivory Soul.  

McCrei's musical influences include Alicia Keys, Teena Marie, Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, Whitney Houston, Joss Stone and Aretha Franklin. 
In  December 2014, Leanne and Shannon were introduced to a musician trio consisting of Tom O.Mitchell, Charlotte Whiting and Neil Cornwell who have since become McCrei's backing band for live gigs.  



 "The McCrei Sisters are fantastic. From the first time I heard this track I knew it was going to be massive, sounding fresh and classy, reminds me of Teena Marie. I'm over the moon it's my record of the week. A must download on June 8th 2015" Lord Spence - The Man With The Sweetest Rhythms - Gary Spence - Solar Radio  Listen here! Live Interview

Amazing amazing voice!!!!” Kimberly James – CBM Records 
"I hope people know how good you are!" Alan Glass - Record Producer 
"Such great talented young ladies. Ivory Soul at it's best." DSG Music 
"Really powerful vocals girls, really like the voices..........a lot!"  Wet Wet Wet's Graeme Clark 
"Absolutely blown away by the new music from McCrei"Jude Bumby - Tour Manager
Sounds like another big hit for DSG - Rob James -Radio DJ 
Peter Young Jazz FM  - Great record ...
Outstanding Voices - My US Listeners are going to love this! - Bob Fisher Radio DJ 

Nice one, not only great voices by mature beyond her years. Nigel's Mix is fantastic - Ben Copland - Producer (Beverly Knight etc)  






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