A THRILLED Pulborough musician has had his song featured in a film about the South Downs National Park.
The original composition ‘The Empty Room’ was from The Edge of Chaos Orchestra’s CD ‘The Ragamuffin’. It was picked to be featured in a film specially commissioned to celebrate the official opening ceremony of the national park.
Jimmy Lee, composer, singer, and songwriter, from Pulborough said: “This is especially pleasing as I am not able to write down my music in manuscript form so all of the instrumental parts had to be learnt by ear, no small task for any musician.”
Paddy Payne from Razor Productions was commissioned to make the film and was introduced to Jimmy Lee’s music by a friend. He said: “I had no hesitation in submitting ‘The Empty Room’ as the soundtrack to Margaret Paren, Chair of South Downs National Park Authority. When she heard it she described the piece as beautiful and gloriously in keeping.”
All the members of the orchestra are from Sussex, and Jimmy is self-proclaimed South Downs born and bred.
The orchestra consists of Melanie Well, Horsham, cello; Clare Nicholas, Arundel, accordion and piano; Jon Wigg, Storrington, violin, mandolin and banjo; Gary Holder, Barns Green, double bass and tuba; Jimmy Lee, guitar and vocals; Iris Bishop, concertina and Steve Cass, percussion.
Jimmy Lee performs regularly, in concert, with members of the Edge of Chaos Orchestra at his own music venue, The Blue Coconut Club in Blakewood, Pulborough.
The orchestra are playing at The Komedia in Brighton on Wednesday June 1 prior to the CD launch of ‘The Ragamuffin’.
For more information visit www.edgeofchaosorchestra.co.uk.