Recorded and mixed at Yellow Bean Studios
Si Clancy’s debut EP, ‘That’s All’ was released on March 3rd, 2014. ‘That’s All’ contains 6 self-penned tracks, recorded with the brilliant Jez Burns at Yellow Bean Studios in Leicester and was mastered by Alex Wharton at the infamous Abbey Road Studios, London.
Musicians appearing on the record include a plethora of local talent, either Leicester-based or born and bred in Leicestershire. Among many talented musicians, this includes Diesel Park West’s legendary guitarist Rick Willson (who played guitars on records for Natalie Imbruglia, Will Young and Travis among others) as well as Alex Thomas, a percussionist who has spent time behind a tom or two for Badly Drawn Boy, Air and most recently, Anna Calvi.
Other Leicester musicians featuring on ‘That’s All’ include Martha Bean, another artist making a name for herself on the local scene and beyond. Martha lent her exquisite talents in the form of string and brass arrangements, as well as background vocals on numerous tracks.
John Bean (Cello), Jez Burns (Glockenspiel, Additional Piano, Bass), Adam Dunmore (Guitars, Mandolin, Background Vocals), James Garner (Piano, Organ, Keys), Mirka Katariina (Viola, Violin) and Vicki Reynolds (French Horn) were the other hugely talented Leicester-based musicians to contribute their talents to ‘That’s All’.
Press and Reception
Following its release, ‘That’s All’ gained significant support from BBC Introducing in the East Midlands, with presenter Dean Jackson (known for bringing Nottingham’s Jake Bugg among others to the forefront of the national music scene) describing its title track as “one of my favourite tracks by any local musician this year”. Dean has also described Si as “one of the artists I’m most excited about coming from the East Midlands.”
Si was invited to perform a live session on Dean’s BBC Introducing show, The Beat, which has since gained over 35,000 hits on YouTube.
Music writer Sean Tizzard wrote that in ‘That’s All’ Si had “created something here which will have a mass appeal.” “Those who are able to appreciate the beauty of things will surely stay a while and spend time testing all that’s ‘That’s All’.”