The first gay chorus ever signed to a major label has released their first album after parting ways with Universal/Island. The album, recorded for the label by Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, has today been released on all popular digital outlets including iTunes, Amazon and RealPlayer, as well as mail order in the UK.
Somewhere For Me features covers from artists such as Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie and Neil Young. The Chorus chose to name the album 'Somewhere For Me' after the first track of the same name because it sums up how we all feel about our home, Brighton & Hove. This is the first time this track has been released and it was written by Thea Gilmore.
Chairman John Hamilton said ‘It was an amazing experience recording the tracks
for Universal, and now we have an incredible album to show for it. We’re very happy with the results and have received great feedback from people who heard us perform at Brighton Pride and Student Pride, we hope everyone will enjoy it as much as we do!’
To celebrate the launch, Actually Gay Men’s Chorus sang in a one off performance on the 22nd Feb in Brighton, where the first copies of the album were available. There was a great response and albums are selling well.
All profit made from the release of this album will be plowed back into the community through the Community Interest Company that runs the chorus and other community/charitable events in Brighton & Hove.
for Mail-Order and a list of outlets including digital outlets.
Brighton & Hove's Actually Gay Men's Chorus was set up in 2005 with the specific aim of providing a place where gay men could socialise, have fun and develop their vocal and musical skills in a unique environment and perform to the public while raising money for local LGBT charities. Members benefit from the wide ranging experience of the music team led by musical director Jason Pimblett. Their 'home' is the beautiful grade one listed St Andrews Church in Waterloo Street, Hove, where they rehearse and present many of their performances.
The chorus are proud to be members of Actually Community Interest Company, a not for profit organisation that manages them and other community projects including the recently established and hugely successful Actually Gay Women's Chorus.