Welcome to stevehoggmusic.com created especially to share details of my new album Steve Hogg Sings Nilsson Sings Newman. Now I appreciate that's a bit of a mouthful, but essentially what I have done is recreated a version of a Harry Nilsson/Randy Newman album that is reaching it's 50th birthday.
It remains one of my favourite albums, and for around 30 years I've harboured a desire to reimagine/rebuild/recreate and pay homage to it. Well, you can only dream for so long - and so sometime during 2018 I got together with a number of musician friends based here in South West UK and we began to put it all together.
My lead vocal and the piano/keyboard parts were recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, with the remaining parts being added across other studios in Bristol and Wells. The Renewal Gospel Choir were recorded on location at Holy Cross Church in Bristol.
Jeff Spencer plays Randy's piano parts, but also wrote and arranged the string parts and contributed many other musical ideas and instruments along the way.
I am deeply grateful for the encouragement, support and help I've been given by so many people - I am so happy with the results, and I hope you will be too.
You can find details on the website of how to order your copy, either in limited edition heavyweight vinyl or a cute little 'vinyl look' CD in a smart gatefold package.
I will also share the odd video on here to support the album, and if we manage it I will also share details of any forthcoming shows. If you are near a venue (anywhere in the world) that you think might be a good fit for us (Jeff and I can do this as a piano/vocal duo) then do let me know via our contact form.
Cheers for now!
Steve Nov 2019, Bristol, UK