Worbey & Farrell And James Hurr Collaborates For ‘Leyenda’
The worlds of classical and electronic music join together as internationally renowned concert pianists Worbey & Farrell collaborate with electronic music superstar producer James Hurr on the exhilarating ‘Leyenda’, released on 1 October.
‘Leyenda’ is the dramatic reworking of Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz’s famous work and will be the title track of the trio’s eagerly awaited debut album released on 12 November.
Whilst ‘Leyenda’ was originally composed by Albeniz for the piano, it is more famous on the guitar and when Worbey & Farrell perform ’Leyenda’ in their live shows, they use a special technique to make the piano sound like a plucked guitar.
James Hurr saw the potential to use this unusual sound in an electronic dance track and it became the catalyst for their album together. This emotionally charged tone will be felt throughout the album, featuring music the trio composed together from the very beginning of the pandemic, through to when things became more settled. Three artists’ interpretation of a world gone mad!
Steven Worbey and Kevin Farrell formed Worbey & Farrell in 2003, launching at the Royal Opera House and have performed at many prestigious concert halls and festivals including Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Usher Hall, Cheltenham Music Festival, Buxton International Festival, Isle of Wight Festival and received two Five Star Scotsman reviews at the Edinburgh Festival. They are regulars on radio and television including BBC Radio’s Friday Night is Music Night, BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, BBC2’s The Culture Show and ITV’s This Morning.
James Hurr is regarded as the go-to producer in the electronic scene, and a prolific artist/writer/producer. His collaboration roster reads like a who’s who of pop and dance (Kylie, Todd Terry, Robbie Williams).
Recent projects include Basement Jaxx, Danny Howard, Mark Knight, and Beverley Knight. His work has received support from BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM, clocking up over 100 million Spotify streams. His music has featured across all major labels, plus Ministry, Spinnin’, Ultra, Armada, and Toolroom.