SINGER RECORDS

"the music stays the most important part of the equation"

About Singer Records

Singer Records was started in London in 2005 by hit music producer/arranger Ray Singer, who has worked with Japan, Peter Sarstedt, Joan Armatrading, Average White Band etc.

Singer Records was created for musicians who want the freedom to release the kind of music they choose, without the commercial compromises major labels often demand. Many musicians visit the studio in North London to put down tracks in a relaxed atmosphere, most often with Ray at the console.

The label hopes to release a steady stream of varied product over the years, with always the caveat that "the music stays the most important part of the equation."


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Ray Singer is a British music producer, composer and now runs Singer Records.

As a songwriter Ray had success with French artistes Francoise Hardy and Michel Polnareff.  Whilst in Paris he discovered British busker Peter Sarstedt and went on to record many hits with him, including Where Do You Go To, My Lovely, I Am A Cathedral, Frozen Orange Juice etc.

In partnership with manager Simon Napier-Bell, Ray recorded for RCA and ABC records in New York. He worked with the nucleus of the Average White Band, including lead singer and writer Alan Gorrie, as well as musicians Chris Spedding, Jim Gordon and Herbie Flowers. Ray  moved to London and worked for Chris Blackwell's Island Records and also produced acts for EMI (The Scaffold), Ariola (Japan, Child) and Decca (Robin Sarstedt). Ray produced the first albums of London group Japan and worked closely with their lead singer and writer David Sylvian.He went on to work with other singer/songwriters including Joan Armatrading, Leana Lovich and recently Ana Silvera.

Working with movie composer Michael Storey, Ray produced over one hundred TV commercials, including the groundbreaking Levi's and Guinness commercials featuring actor Rutger Hauer. The partnership went on to score for the Cannes nominated, British movie Another Country starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth and in Hollywood with, Waiting for the Light, starring Shirley MacLaine and Teri Garr. Television soundtracks followed, including the acclaimed BBC adaption of John le Carré's A Perfect Spy, Anthony Horowitz's The Gift and South by South-East and the Lynda La Plante series Civvies , which won the Ivor Novello Award for best music.

Ray has recently set up his own studios in London. The success of the Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited, with Owen WilsonAdrien Brody and Anjelica Huston, which features "Where Do You Go To, My Lovely", led to Singer Records releasing The Lost Album and Restless Heart by Peter Sarstedt, which have both become i-Tunes best sellers. Other artists featured on Singer Records are Suggs from Madness, Toyah Willcox , James Carter of Snakehips and Imaani from Incognito. He has recently co-produced singer-songwriter Ana Silvera's album 'The Aviary',  alongside Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson.)

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Peter Sarstedt

The new album from Peter Sarstedt 'Restless Heart' contains never before released tracks from one of the most original singer/songwriters. 'Restless Heart' is a collection of very personal songs, mostly about love... lost and found. Available direct from Amazon, i-tunes and Spotify from Singer records direct from Amazon and I-Tunes.

Director Wes Anderson featuring Peter's music in two of his films 'The Darjeeling Limited' and 'Hotel Chevalier'

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Peter Sarstedt

For many years tapes of an album made by singer/songwriter Peter Sarstedt had been thought lost forever. Recorded in the seventies with musicians from his home in Copenhagen, the album of original compositions was never released. Over the years the tapes were destroyed and it was only by chance that the album's producer came across some safety master copies during a clean out of his loft. He immediately had the delicate tapes digitally mastered, so now we can hear these lovely songs as the composer originally intended.

As a bonus track, an unreleased version of Peter's number one hit song, Where Do You Go To (My Lovely), has been included on the album to coincide with the release of the Wes Anderson movie The Darjeeling Company, which features the song.

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English Eccentrics

Brought together by leading fashion designer and artist Helen David, who wanted to record an album of lounge music that would be quintessentially English, How To Dress Sensibly has been recorded by an oddball collection of individuals who include Asher Senator, Toyah Willcox, Suggs and James Carter of Snakehips.

The album is a mixture of words from great English eccentrics past and present and original lounge music. Helen was inspired by the doyen of the avant-garde, Dame Edith Sitwell. The Sitwells were from the infamous Bloomsbury set of the Twenties. Included in Edith's many diverse and often bizarre activities was a selection of poems called Façade and a book entitled English Eccentrics. All the members of English Eccentrics were born in Great Britain but come from completely different backgrounds...

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Uncle Ray

With the Rolling Stones soon celebrating their 60th Anniversary, the unsung architect behind some of their greatest hits is being remembered by British producer/musician Uncle Ray. "In Line With Mr Jimmy " is dedicated to U.S. record producer Jimmy Miller (1944-1994) the man responsible for the seminal albums: 'Beggars Banquet',' Let It Bleed', 'Exile On Main Street', 'Goat's Head Soup' and 'Sticky Fingers'. Uncle Ray, who worked with Miller, has re-styled versions of some of the Stones classics.

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