Christchurch music studio hits the high note with a CD launch for local recording talent

Cherry Tree Recording Studio, Christchurch. Studio's album for unsigned bands. Jed Wilde Studio owne

Cherry Tree Recording Studio, Christchurch. Studio's album for unsigned bands. Jed Wilde Studio owner and producer. - Credit: Archant

AN ALBUM celebrating music from rap to rock is giving a voice to unsigned artists in the eastern region thanks to a music studio in Christchurch.

Cherry Tree Recording Studio, Christchurch. Studio's album for unsigned bands. Left: Jed Wilde, Will

Cherry Tree Recording Studio, Christchurch. Studio's album for unsigned bands. Left: Jed Wilde, Will Cottis, Kristy Overland, Gee Harliquin and Reece Ellis. - Credit: Archant

Ten artists hope the soon to be released CD will be the key to springboarding their musical careers when it is officially launched next month at the Radius Club in Peterborough.

Cherry Tree Recording Studio, Christchurch. Studio's album for unsigned bands. The CD cover.

Cherry Tree Recording Studio, Christchurch. Studio's album for unsigned bands. The CD cover. - Credit: Archant

Unsigned In The East is the brainchild of 45 year old Jed Wild, who runs Cherry Tree Recording Studios.

“We are all getting used to seeing TV talent shows and it struck me that the music industry is in dire need of a shake up,” he said.

“In terms of creativity, mainstream talent shows remix cover songs for acts to perform with little effort from producers and certainly no room for originality.


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“I thought enough is enough, we need to find and promote the real talent in our local communities and give them a voice.”

Along with co producer Will Cottis, 20, the pair put out the word for unsigned original recording talent and received a broad mix of music styles to showcase on the recording.

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The most likes received so far on a Facebook and You Tube taster site for the CD is Gee Harlequin from the band Marotte who describes his style as British traditional heavy metal and has been making music for 20 years.

One of the most inspiring artists, according to Jed, is 15 year old Reece Ellis, who lives in care in the Fens and raps under the name TKIC.

Jed said: “When we first heard Reece we were amazed by his talent and creative writing skills.

“He has a bright future.”

Reece, who raps about every day life and whose work can be found on SoundCloud, said he used to get into trouble with the police but found that music and rapping became a positive outlet.

“Music is the energy of life. For me it’s put me on the right road,” he said.

Also on the album are;

Indie band Deuce Coupe, folk band House of Sparrows, acoustic singer Jules Morgan, indie group Conspiracy Club, rapper Franko Fraize, singer songwriter Kristy Overland, rock band The naughty Step and rock band The 707.

The CD will be launched on June 21, the summer solstice, at Peterborough Radius Club, above the Solstice Club.

It will then go on sale on download sites and some local high street music shops.

Tickets for the CD launch cost £3 and can be bought from The Solstice or by contacting Jed at Cherry Tree Recording Studio on 01354-638326.

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