Monday, 21 May 2018

Denis King & Sarah Eyden Release New Album "Love Is In The Room" on 15th June

Denis King & Sarah Eyden have come together to create a brand new project ‘Love Is In The Room’. It is a collection of original songs taken from an archive of material written by Denis from his bottom drawer and the world of Television and Theatre.


Denis’ musical career began aged 6 as a banjolele-playing singer at children’s matinees and at 13, with his two older brothers, he had formed one of the most successful pop groups of the 50s and 60s, THE KING BROTHERS – Britain’s first ever Boy Band and the youngest Variety act ever to play the London Palladium.

His career has encompassed every aspect of show business - singing, performing, producing and composing and the artists he has worked alongside read like a who’s who of British and American stage and screen: Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Howard Keel, Sammy Cahn, Albert Finney, Dame Edna Everage, Maureen Lipman, Elaine Stritch, Julia McKenzie, Dudley Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Ronnie Corbett, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland - many of whom feature in his popular memoir Key Changes.

He studied orchestration at the Guildhall School of Music in London, got his break in television writing the theme for THE ADVENTURES OF BLACK BEAUTY, (Ivor Novello Award) and to date has composed the music for over 200 television series.

He has collaborated with theatre legends – Alan Ayckbourn among them – to co-write over 25 stage musicals including PRIVATES ON PARADE (Ivor Novello Award for Best Musical), WORZEL GUMMIDGE, A SAINT SHE AIN’T and the musical version of STEPPING OUT, all for the West End.

Of working with Sarah Eyden he says: “I am so enjoying collaborating with the fantastic Sarah Eyden. Her instinctive musicality coupled with her amazing vocal range makes working together even more a joy. And she swings! (In the nicest possible way.) Can it be better for a composer?”


Sarah is a well-known concert and recording artist who has sung on over 200 Hollywood movie soundtracks including LORD OF THE RINGS, SHREK II and most recently JURASSIC WORLD which is set to be this summer’s Blockbuster! As a former member of the internationally renowned a cappella group THE SWINGLE SINGERS, she performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, La Scala, Milan and countless halls and theatres worldwide with some of the world’s greatest Orchestras and Conductors.

She has performed music by Steve Reich, John Adams and Luciano Berio at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including The Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, The Lincoln Centre, The Brooklyn Opera House, New York and Carnegie Hall.
Of working with Denis King she says: “I am thrilled to be working with the composer Denis King. He is steeped in the world of jazz and theatre, and has a knack of creating such wonderful timeless melodies that would work in any setting. And the fact he is a singer and understands how it feels to sing them, makes the whole process so relaxing and enjoyable. We have had a great time working out new ways to present his work and he generously gave me huge amounts of input. He’s also one of the funniest men I know!”