Cary Gracefrom Lady of Turquoise, released January 31, 2020 Cary Grace: vocals, acoustic guitar, samples, sequencing, sound effects John Garden: electric guitar, drums Andy Budge: bass Lyrics and music by Cary Grace.
Live Film ScoresIn association with Bristol Silents, Aardman Animation, The Bristol Arnolfini and The French Institute, London, John has composed and performed live scores to accompany silent classics by early cinematic masters such as Georges Méliès, Harry Hoyt and Segundo de Chomón. Commissions and special projects always welcome. The Lost World – Live Silent Film Score – UK Cinema Tour 2011 / 2012 Georges Méliès Revival – Live Silent Film Score – London, UK 2011 The Perfume of Dreams – Chomon Retrospective – Bristol, UK 2011
Tales of the City The MusicalArmistead Maupin’s Tales of the City the Musical premiered at the American Conservatory Theater in 2011, with a book by Jeff Whitty and score by Jake Shears and John Garden. The musical stage adaptation, based on Armistead Maupin’s best-selling books began previews on May 18 2011 and ran until July 31, with direction by Jason Moore, and a cast featuring Judy Kaye as Anna Madrigal, Betsy Wolfe as Mary Ann Singleton, Mary Birdsong as Mona Ramsay, and Wesley Taylor as Michael “Mouse” Tolliver. Orchestrations were by Bruce Coughlin, with musical direction by Stephen Oremus, Carmel Dean and Cian Mcarthy. Set design by Doug Schmidt, and choreography by Larry Keigwin. Tony Award nominee Mx. Justin Vivian Bond made history as the first actor who identifies as transgender to play a trans character on Broadway when they took on the role of Mrs. Madrigal for the one-night-only 2017 benefit concert of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, The Musical at the Music Box Theatre.
Video courtesy of Wes Taylor.