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Guy Chambers Announces Piano Album

Published: 20 Mar 19, 05:20pm  |  Author: DG Music

Guy Chambers, the writing partner for Robbie Williams, is set to release his solo album ‘Go Gentle Into The Light’ on May 3rd.

As the writing partner of Robbie Williams, Chambers has produced seven number one albums. Classics include Angels, Millennium and Feel.

Chambers has played piano from age 5 and was composing by 11. He attended Guildhall School of Music and was the first resident piano player at the Groucho Club. In his 20s, he toured as a keyboard player for The Waterboys and Julian Cope and joined Karl Wallinger’s World Party in 1986 and then formed The Lemon Trees in 1993. In 1997, Chambers was on the verge of retiring from the music business when he met Robbie Williams. Said Chanmbers: “Strangely, we had a lot in common. In Take That, Robbie wasn’t allowed to write songs. He had a lot of music in him and no way to get it out. There was a magnetic pull. We really needed each other.” On their second day the pair wrote Angels: “It was a great affirmation. We wrote the whole of Robbie’s first album over the next week,” added Chambers.

‘Angels’ was released in December 1997 and to date it is the duo’s bestselling single and was voted the best song of the past 25 years at the 2005 Brit Awards.

The partnership broke up in 2002 and Chambers went on to work with a huge range of artists, including Kylie Minogue, James Blunt, Melanie C, Katie Melua, Caro Emerald, Rufus Wainwright, Katy B, Mark Ronson and John Newman. In 2013, Chambers and WIlliams resumed writing together for Swings Both Ways and Chambers was musical director on 2015’s Let Me Entertain You tour.

‘Go Gentle’ was the first song the two wrote together after the 11-year-split split and is the inspiration for Chambers’ new album. Said Chambers: “I think Rob and I still have something special, we bring the best out in each other. I’ve got modest expectations for this album. I want to see where it leads me. A Robbie show is like a military operation. So, it might be quite nice just rocking up somewhere with no crew, just me and a piano and some songs. I do think they are beautiful songs, even if I say so myself!”

55-year-old Chambers recorded the album ‘Go Gentle Into The Light’ on his birthday last year, in a single session at Abbey Road Studios: “It was a little gift to myself. I thought it would be nice for (the songs) to be heard in their pure melodic form."


Tracks on the album:
1. The Road To Mandalay
2. Heaven From Here
3. Go Gentle
4. Supreme
5. Grace
6. Better Man
7. No Regrets
8. Feel
9. Angels
10. Millennium
11. Eternity

Later this year, the pair are set to write the score for a musical based on David Walliams’ ‘The Boy in the Dress’ for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Chambers is also currently co- writing a musical with Lily Allen and has recently written a folk opera of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant, which premiered at The Vaudeville Theatre in London.

Want to know more? Check out this Masterclass with Chambers at BIMM (The British and Irish Modern Music Institiue) Brighton.



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