and The Tremeloes' keyboard player and arranger Joe Gillingham have
just written and recorded a series of children's songs with TV,
stage & radio performers, notably Roy Hudd O.B.E., the famous comedian,
actor, writer and Laurence Olivier Theatre Award winner.
has recorded three songs for the project and working with him was
a fabulous experience" says Ron. "Joe and I have worked with some
very talented performers, but Roy was superb. He was word perfect
and the fastest one-take performer we have ever known. On
top of that he is so naturally funny and is great fun to be around.
His knowledge of the music industry and music hall is immense. He
had us in stitches retelling some of his stories!"
recorded three songs for the album and changed character for each
performance. He is an elephant for Elephantastical, a pig
for Pudgy the Pig, and is a wise, old teacher for The
Counting Game. Ron is confident that Roy's superb performance
will be received with delight by children when they hear him.
band, The Tremeloes, has recorded the new Have A Happy Birthday
song, which features Eleanor Keenan. Clare Torry, who provided the
iconic female singing voice on Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the
Moon, has added her golden tones by singing Dinner with Lion
Queen. Stephanie De Sykes performs Mirror Mirror and
also helped with the writing of the song.
is actively looking for other celebrities to record more of these
songs. He and Joe have created videos of their illustrative artwork
for the tunes. Ron and Joe are interested in working with TV animators
to take this aspect of the project further.