Our first project at Rusty Studios is Peaches & Cream,
Peaches & Cream brings together the best Northern Poets and Musicians to create a fresh new album of enchanting, melodic and sharp poems underscored by original music. Led by Composers Russell Ditchfield and Alexandra Faye Braithwaite, produced by Jenny Pearce, with brand new commissions from Maxine Peake, Kate O’Donnell, Fiona Boylan & Chris Moore. This collaborative project showcases Artists from the North of England and all it’s beautiful edges.
In a career of 15 years as a musician and composer Russell Ditchfield has had plays on all major radio stations and worked with producers of the likes of Steven Street (The Smiths, Blur) and Phil Vinall (Placebo). Alexandra Faye Braithwaite is a sound designer and composer whose work has been performed to wide critical acclaim in theatres in the West End, around the UK & Internationally. Both with strong northern roots they have recently established Rusty Studios in Stockport where they collaborate on all things musical.
In the words of Nikki Giovanni; "Poetry and Music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies, strawberries and cream - they go together." Peaches & Cream will marry the two together in bold, exciting and contemporary fashion.